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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) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,993.30

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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).
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
Contact
nicola.beatson@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Nicola Beatson (Accounting) and Prof Michael Winikoff (Information Science)
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 BSNS 115
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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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 9-13, 15-22
A2 Monday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
AND one stream from
B1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
B2 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
AND one stream from
C1 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
C2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Monday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-22
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22
A4 Monday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
A5 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
A6 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-22
A7 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-22
A8 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22
A9 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
A11 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
A12 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
A13 Wednesday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
A15 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
A16 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
A17 Thursday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22
A18 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 15-22
A19 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22
A20 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-12, 15-22

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 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 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
A13 Friday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
A14 Friday 16:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41