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This subject examines research investigating accounting and business information systems as the basis of internal and external reporting. It explores the role of systems in providing the data and analytical capabilities to inform operational and strategic decision making and enable performance measurement and control. From both individual behavioural and organisational perspectives this subject will consider the role systems play in a variety of accounting related contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Describe the scope and themes of systems research as it pertains to accounting.
- Analyse accounting issues using frameworks, theories and paradigms from business information systems.
- Critically evaluate research at the intersection of accounting and business information systems.
- Explain the critical role of systems research in the study of accounting phenomena.
High level of development: oral communication; written communication; application of theory to practice; interpretation and analysis; critical thinking; synthesis of data and other information; evaluation of data and other information; accessing information from a range of sources.
Moderate level of development: collaborative learning; problem solving; team work; statistical reasoning; use of computer software.
Last updated: 6 December 2019