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Decision making in accounting and finance is enabled by information technology. This subject examines the concepts, tools and application of information technology in organisations by and for accounting and finance professionals. The focus is on enabling effective and efficient decisions, and enhancing productivity in accounting and finance practice. This subject seeks to empower accounting and finance professionals to advance from user to strategic owner of a firm’s IT resources.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Apply conceptual frameworks for the effective management and development of a firm’s IT resources in accounting and finance contexts.
- Critically examine business data management in accounting and finance contexts from multiple perspectives (e.g. data quality, decision quality, security, privacy).
- Critically evaluate, from the perspective of an accounting and finance professional, the application and impact of trends in information technology and technology management.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:
- Oral and written communication particularly in relation to cross-boundary communications between technical and managerial work domains;
- Collaborative learning and team work;
- Interpretation and analysis of real-world contexts;
- Problem solving and critical thinking in ambiguous and dynamic contexts.
Last updated: 16 March 2020