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)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- 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
- Nicola Beatson (Accounting) and Prof Michael Winikoff (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
The required textbook for BSNS 115 is
- Atrill, P., McLaney E., and Harvey, D., (2015) Accounting: An Introduction, 6th edition.
- 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.