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Accounting Information Systems




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Course level: Graduate

In this course, students examine the fundamentals of accounting systems design. Topics include business information systems, business processes and data flows, database concepts and tools, internal control and risks, auditing the information system, and using the information system to perform audit functions.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Accounting Information Systems and the Accountant

  • Evaluate the impact and influence information technology has on the accounting profession and the importance of studying accounting information systems.
  • Explain the basics of accounting on the internet (i.e. TCP/IP, URLs, Firewalls) and why social media and electronic communication are important to accountants.
  • Summarize the safety and security issues related to electronic commerce and computer systems.

Flows within Accounting Information Systems

  • Evaluate the characteristics of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) within a business setting.
  • Explain the importance of documentation of an AIS.
  • Analyze the design and implementation of AIS.

Database Concepts and Tools

  • Evaluate the design elements of computer databases.
  • Apply database concepts to manipulate and analyze data.
  • Develop database forms and reports.

Business Processes Within AIS and Integrating Accounting and Enterprise Software

  • Describe the fundamentals of business process within AIS.
  • Differentiate the business processes of AIS.
  • Assess the accounting and enterprise software of AIS.

Internal Control

  • Describe internal control.
  • Evaluate the application of internal control activities to an information system.
  • Design internal controls to mitigate risks in a computer system.

Information Technology Auditing

  • Distinguish between the main types of information system audits.
  • Explain the information system audit process.
  • Prepare an audit by utilizing accounting information system software.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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