19-20 MN2545: Business Information Systems for Accounting and Finance

Information systems and technology play a key role in the functioning of modern day organisations. The aim of this course is to provide students with a critical understanding of the importance of information systems and technologies to the practice of accounting and finance. The course will equip students with some of the key information systems terms and concepts, as well as providing business examples, of how information systems and technologies are being used, and have influenced, the accounting and finance functions. Accounting information systems, including roles, functionality and tasks, and how these typically differ between larger and smaller organisations are examined. Issues surrounding the development implementation and management of information systems and technology, as well as emerging topics, such as, big data, analytics and cloud computing, are also explored.