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|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester, Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$863.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,276.80|
- BSNS 107
- Schedule C
- This is a required paper for BCom from 2017 (to be taken in place of BSNS 107 by students completing under earlier regulations).
- More information link
- View more information on the Otago Business School's website
- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
- Homework 10%
- Assignments, total 30%
- Final Exam 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
- 3 hours of lectures and a 50-minute tutorial per week
There is no required text book.
- Course outline
- 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.
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)