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Systems/Applied Accounting

Course Number: 
ACC-411
Minimum Credits: 
3
This course helps students understand the potential and uses of a variety of accounting information systems, including both manual accounting systems and computer-based systems. Issues related to the design and evaluation of management accounting and control systems are discussed. Students will utilize existing technology to formulate solutions in the context of various problem and case scenarios. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) discuss the uses and limitations of accounting information in addressing solutions to diverse business problems; 2) describe the limitations of traditional general ledger based accounting systems; 3) utilize a manual set of accounting records and documents; 4) differentiate the methods used in computerized accounting software; 5) explain how technology affects the traditional accounting information process; 6) discuss the importance of continual learning in the "Information Age" for accounting professionals and the importance of controlling organization risk; and 7) apply flowcharting and systems narratives.