MIS251 - Accounting Information Systems

Unit details

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Enrolment modes:


Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

A Craig


MIS101 (previously coded MSC120)



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week


Online Intensive offering:

Unit is taught intensively in blocks during trimester 3.  Students enrolled in this mode must actively participate in CloudDeakin across the dates specified below:


  • 20 November 2013 to 18 December 2013 (assessment)


Burwood Intensive offering:

Unit is taught face to face intensively in blocks during trimester 3.  Classes are not held every week, but attendance is required across the dates specified below :


  • 20 November 2013
  • 21 November 2013
  • 27 November 2013
  • 28 November 2013
  • 11 December 2013
  • 18 December 2013 (assessment)

(All day classes)



Note: As this unit is offered in Online Intensive mode, it may impact on an international student's enrolment.  It is the student's responsibility to monitor their enrolment.


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit provides students with the opportunity to learn about systems/software used by accounting practitioners. Students develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of the processes in organisations and how accounting information systems facilitate the management of these processes. Students have the opportunity to examine the information systems and review the means by which organisations acquire and deploy accounting information systems. The unit also includes a study of contemporary issues surrounding accounting information systems, as well as a critical analysis of the ethical issues related to the development and use of systems.  The unit will also provide hands-on experience using MYOB AccountRight software, a key system used within the realm of accounting.


Trimester 2 2013:

Assignment (group of up to four) 50%, examination 2 hours 50%


Trimester 3 2013:

Assessment 1 (Group of up to four) - Assignment 50%

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

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.