The UM-Flint course description: Technology and methods underlying financial record keeping systems; flow charting of financial and cost data movements; attention to accounting applications of computing systems and computer-assisted decision models. Designing and implementing databases for financial and managerial decision making purposes. Extensive use of cases.
I update course content in BUS 421 from semester to semester to reflect the changing nature of the AIS world. In general, following topics are covered in this undergraduate BBA-Accounting required course:
- Business processes and accounting cycle
- Internal control
- Hands-on application of accounting information systems
- System modeling and design
- Relational database and AIS
- eXtensible business reporting language (XBRL)
- Regulatory environment and AIS
- Information system audit and security
Roughly I spend half of the semester working on projects that involve computers and hands-on technologies. I also emphasize on team-work and problem-solving skills/ability. Accounting students are used to solutions – however in AIS class be prepared to accept different perspectives in a unstructured problem-solving environment.