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BSNS115 Accounting and Information Systems

Introduction to financial and management accounting concepts, including reading and interpreting accounting statements and making internal business decisions. Using information systems and communication technology to manage data, with associated ethical issues.

Paper title Accounting and Information Systems
Paper code BSNS115
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $846.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,073.10

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Restriction
BSNS 107
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
This is a required paper for BCom from 2017 (to be taken in place of BSNS 107 by students completing under earlier regulations).
Contact
nicola.beatson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Nicola Beatson (Accounting) and Prof Stephen Cranefield (Information Science)

Paper Structure
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Weekly Task Assignments, total 20%
  • Final Exam 65%
Teaching Arrangements
3 hours of lectures and a 50-minute tutorial per week
Textbooks
Accounting:
The required textbook for BSNS 115 is
  • Atrill, P., McLaney E., and Harvey, D., (2015) Accounting: An Introduction, 6th edition.
Course outline

View the course outline for BSNS115

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able:
  • To understand enough of the principles of management accounting and financial accounting to be financially literate.
  • To be able to read and interpret financial statements and management accounting information; to be able to ask appropriate questions about statements and to understand answers phrased in accounting language.
  • To understand the role of information in the operation of businesses and how the use of relevant information is supported by different types of information systems; to understand the role of information and communication technology in developing new business models and competitive advantage.
  • To appreciate the ethical issues associated with all of the above.

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Additional Information

Further information about teaching staff, tutorial times, assessment details, reading lists and learning objectives is available in the PDF below.

Download Course Outline for BSNS115 (2017) (PDF 526 KB)

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-16, 18-22
A2 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
B1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-16, 18-22
B2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
C1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-16, 18-22
C2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-16, 18-22
A3 Monday 15:00-15:50 10-16, 18-22
A4 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18-22
A5 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-16, 18-22
A6 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-16, 18-22
A7 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18-22
A8 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-16, 18-22
A9 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18-22
A10 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-16, 18-22
A11 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-16, 18-22
A12 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-16, 18-22
A13 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-16, 18-22
A14 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18-22
A15 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 18-22
A16 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 18-22
A17 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Monday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Monday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Monday 17:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A9 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
A10 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A11 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41
A12 Friday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41

Introduction to financial and management accounting concepts, including reading and interpreting accounting statements and making internal business decisions. Using information systems and communication technology to manage data, with associated ethical issues.

Paper title Accounting and Information Systems
Paper code BSNS115
Subject Business Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
BSNS 107
Schedule C
Commerce
Notes
This is a required paper for BCom from 2017 (to be taken in place of BSNS 107 by students completing under earlier regulations).
Contact
nicola.beatson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Nicola Beatson (Accounting) and Prof Stephen Cranefield (Information Science)

Paper Structure
  • Homework 10%
  • Assignments, total 30%
  • Final Exam 60%
Teaching Arrangements
3 hours of lectures and a 50-minute tutorial per week
Textbooks

There is no required text book.

Course outline

View the course outline for BSNS115

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able:
  • To understand enough of the principles of management accounting and financial accounting to be financially literate.
  • To be able to read and interpret financial statements and management accounting information; to be able to ask appropriate questions about statements and to understand answers phrased in accounting language.
  • To understand the role of information in the operation of businesses and how the use of relevant information is supported by different types of information systems; to understand the role of information and communication technology in developing new business models and competitive advantage.
  • To appreciate the ethical issues associated with all of the above.

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Additional Information

Further information about teaching staff, tutorial times, assessment details, reading lists and learning objectives is available in the PDF below.

Download Course Outline for BSNS115 (2017) (PDF 526 KB)

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17, 19-22
Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17, 19-22
A2 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17-22
A3 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22
A4 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 17-22
A5 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22
A6 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22
A7 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22
A8 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17-22
A9 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22
A10 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22
A11 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22
A12 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22
A13 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22
A14 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17-22
A15 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17-22
A16 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-14, 17-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A4 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A6 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A7 Thursday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41
A8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A9 Friday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
A10 Friday 10:00-10:50 29-34, 36-41
A11 Friday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41
A12 Friday 14:00-14:50 29-34, 36-41