Accounting Information Systems

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Accounting Information Systems

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Accounting

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    During this course the basic concepts of accounting information systems will be explained in the general lectures and applied during the tutorials. These include:
    * Internal reliability system
    * General and application IT controls
    * Simon's levers of control
    * COSO frameworks

    In real life you will find that all organizations will have some kind of accounting information system. Based on the information provided by such systems not only managers take decisions but also customers and investors.

    During the tutorials you are asked to prepare cases in which these concepts should be used to design an accounting information system.

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    - explain the use of accounting information systems for controlling organizations (Bridging Theory and Practice - Knowledge).
    - understand the basic concepts in AIS (Bridging Theory and Practice - Knowledge).
    - determine the information needs for different business cycles (Bridging Theory and Practice - Application).
    - make an analysis of the reliability risks (Bridging Theory and Practice - Application).
    - design a system of preventive and detective controls (Bridging Theory and Practice - Knowledge).
    - give a description of the activities needed to record data and check these for reliability (Bridging Theory and Practice - Application).

    COURSE CONTENT
    Managers need reliable and relevant information to take all kind of decisions. This information is provided by accounting information systems. Employees from different departments record data in computerized information systems. This data is processed into information through applications. The controlling department is responsible for checking the reliablity of this information.

    TEACHING METHODS
    General lectures
    Tutorials

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