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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LI Information Systems for Accounting
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 22679
Module Lead Dr Nicholas Rowbottom
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions BSc Accounting and Finance students only

This module introduces students to the use of information systems in business environments. Although it focuses on financial information management issues it introduces students to more general aspects of information systems theory and practice. In the second semester the course builds on the earlier material allowing students to explore practical impacts and implications of information systems design, development, implementation and use in modern business environments.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the modern business computing environment;
  • appraise the role, function and operation of internal controls within a business information system;
  • explain and analyse the issues related to the role of information management in an organisation;
  • evaluate the nature and role of ERP systems, database use and automation in accounting and business.
Assessment 22679-01 : Coursework : Coursework (25%)
22679-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 3 hour examination (75%); 3,000 word group assignment (25%) Reassessment: 3 hour examination (100%)
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