MAA204 - Accounting Information Systems

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MIS251
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Phillip Wong



Corequisite: MAA103
Incompatible with: MIS251
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour lab per week

Cloud(online): Online independent and collaborative learning including 3 scheduled online workshops of 3 hours duration.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about systems and software used by accounting practitioners and organisations. Students learn about the role of the accountant in implementing systems in organisations, transaction processes and develop the ability to critically evaluate accounting information systems and controls.  Emerging technologies affecting accounting information systems are discussed and evaluated.


Students also have hands-on experience with relevant software to undertake fundamental business projects such as setting up a database and/or the accounts for a new business.


Assessment 1 (Individual) Critical evaluation of a case of information systems failure or success or an emerging technology (1500 words) 15%


Assessment 2 (Individual or Groups of 2 to 4) Set up a system of company accounts in an accounting package and analyse a system's features using research and techniques from the unit - Written report (500-1000 words) depending on the difficulty of the practical exercise - 35%


Examination/Test* (2 hours) 50%


Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the available marks in the examination


*For students studying in Intensive mode only

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