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AFW2851

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Berwick Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

The objective of this unit is two-fold. First, the unit provides students with a broad introduction to accounting information systems and the role technology plays in accounting. The focus will be on an introduction to: enterprise systems; database management; documentation methods; internal controls; and the core business processes found in organisations. Second, the unit focuses on corporate modelling theory; models as decision support tools; types and uses of models; benefits and limitations of models; effective spreadsheet design; auditing spreadsheet models and development of various models using an industry standard spreadsheet.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the role of accounting information systems in analysing and providing decision support to managers
  2. explain the design of accounting information systems and financial models
  3. develop financial models to assist in decision making
  4. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and / or group activities dealing with accounting information systems and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFW2851.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30% Examination: (3 hours) 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Peter Krueger

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

AFW1000 or AFW1001 (pre 2009)

Prohibitions

AFC2160, AFC2851, AFF2051, AFF2851, AFW2051, BUS1060, BUS3030