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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI Information Systems for Accounting
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 28740
Module Lead Steve Keepax
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions BSc Accountancy and Finance students only
Description This module focuses on the nature, detail and development of information accounting systems.

In doing so, it introduces students to legacy systems, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, the Systems Development Life Cycle and Processes and Controls.

The Module also utilises a Cloud based accountancy system in a Computer Workshop environment to allow each students to establish a "sandpit" accounting system, building in master data for suppliers / customers / inventory before "building" and selling stock. This allows the students to see the lecture material in as close to a “real world context” as is possible.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the ethical issues faced by accounting and finance professionals.
  • appraise the role, function and operation of internal controls and corporate systems within modern business environments.
  • evaluate the effectiveness of control and governance systems in practice.
Assessment 28740-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 2 hour examination (100%)

Reassessment: 2 hour examination (100%)
Other None
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