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The course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to function within cutting edge accounting information systems that integrate information technology and software in the transactions control procedures and financial reporting cycles. Throughout this course, students learn how to be proactive accountants to improve the analysis and design of the Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to add a real value to business organizations, protect business information and its net worth, and advise businesses about security risks which affect the business internal control systems over financial documentation, record keeping and reporting. In addition, students will have hands-on using accounting software in designing an accounting information system for a small-to-medium size business. Student may enroll in both Management Information Systems (MIS) and AIS. However students who are interested in accounting concentration are strongly recommended to enroll in AIS as it is directly geared to accounting application.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Accounting I and II or equivalent upper-level knowledge and/or experience of financial accounting. Basic computer skills are recommended. Students should have access to a private computer where they can download and use the course software.
Note: Accounting Information Systems uses Quickbooks for Windows. Quickbooks for Mac is not supported due to the many differences between the Windows and Mac versions.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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