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Welcome to Accounting Information Systems! This class in intended to provide you with an overview of basic accounting information systems concepts and tools. Regardless of the specific area you ultimately choose to pursue, this course should give you a strong grounding in the information systems area. We will explore the concepts of data and information as they apply to modern organizations. Specifically, how accounting information systems collect, record, and store business data and how it transforms the data into information for decision making. Understanding organizations (their activities, processes, and the information needs) will be the focus of this course. An accounting database is a model of reality surrounding an evolving business enterprise, including its past set of accountability transactions, its present set of commitments and claims, and its future set of plans and policies. To help understand a typical data structure that supports modern accounting information systems, you will learn to design and implement relational databases. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) has emerged as a standardized reporting language. It is now globally adopted and is thought to improve data quality and enhance the effectiveness of data transfer. This course will introduce you to and provide a working familiarity with XBRL. LEARNING GOALS o Understand business processes and information flows within the organization, and represent them with documentation tools o Understand the theory of relational database o Apply concepts of relational database management systems to business/accounting issues o Identify internal controls in information systems, o Design and implement well-structured databases to enable business processes. o Query databases to provide insights about business operations and performance o Use advanced spreadsheet technology to produce management decision making tools that turn data into information o Understand basic rules for creating well-formed XML document, find & use pre-defined element names in XBRL taxonomies to tag data.
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PRIMARY COURSE OBJECTIVES o Understand terminology, concepts and activities of accounting information system
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course BUS LAW 320 taught by Professor Soos during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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