A337 S400 Syllabus Spring 2017 - Syllabus A337 S400 Accounting Information Systems Term Instructor E-mail Office Hours v 1.1 Spring 2017 Tom Gregory PhD

A337 S400 Syllabus Spring 2017 - Syllabus A337 S400...

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Syllabus: A337 / S400 Accounting Information Systems Term: Spring, 2017 Instructor: Tom Gregory, PhD E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: 4:00–5:15 PM TTh, or by appointment, 4100 Hodge Hall v 1.1 2017-01-30 Check Canvas online for latest version 1. Course Description This course is cross-listed as both A337 and S400 and taught concurrently. At the core of every organization's Information Systems, are accounting applications which record, control, report, and augment decision making. Whether a future Accountant or Business Technologist, students need to understand the importance and interconnected nature of accounting software. This course introduces or expands understanding of ERP software as it applies to Modern Accounting Information systems at an Enterprise level. Topics include: the SDLC, databases, fraud, internal controls (COSO and COBIT frameworks), analytics, reporting, and software project management. Students typically gain hands-on experience with leading ERP accounting software such as: SAP R/3, NetSuite, or Microsoft Dynamics in addition to exposure to Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project. Students will draw from lecture, texts, case studies, and team projects. Course content is updated frequently to cover emerging topics and current events in this dynamic field. A special to note to S400 students: Welcome! A337 is a required course for accounting majors and therefore the class majority is typically accounting majors. The course content has proven valuable to IT majors, co-majors, Supply Chain majors and especially those students interested in consulting. S400 students historically have done very well in this course and found the material to be valuable. Please do not feel unwelcome even if the lectures seem aimed at the accounting audience. 2. Course Prerequisites I-Core 3. Course Schedule The course schedule is available as a separate document, and can be found on Canvas . It will be updated from time to time so please check Canvas to be sure you have the most recent edition.
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4. Required Materials Course Pak available at TIS and IU Bookstore and direct from HBS Publishing at the following link: You will be expected to bring your laptop to each class with internet connectivity. You will be expected to install course software on your laptop: o SAP R/3 Client (also available in campus computer labs) o Citrix Receiver for IU AnyWare (MS Project, Visio) Canvas will be the primary resource for all assignments, slides, and files for sharing course information as well as the up-to-date official course schedule. The course schedule will be updated periodically since some of the daily activities will change as the semester progresses. All sections have been merged into section one Canvas site . 5. Class Format and Expected Student Preparation and Participation The material we cover in class will not necessarily be out of the textbook and by missing a class you will probably miss out on a number of items subject to examination.
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