ACCOUNTING 3355_01_S12_Syllabus


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1 ACCOUNTING 3355-01 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS Spring - 2012 INSTRUCTOR Rabih Zeidan, Ph.D., CPA CLASS HOURS Section 01 M, W, F 01:00 – 01:50pm CLASS ROOM OCNR-240 E-MAIL [email protected] OFFICE HOURS M, W, F. 09:00 – 10:00am T, R 09:30 – 11:00am Through Blackboard, and by appointment. BLACKBOARD OFFICE OCNR-367 OFFICE PHONE 361-825-5690 COURSE MATERIALS: , 2 nd ed. by Robert L. Hurt Accounting Software purchased separately (TBA- To Be Announced in January) Green scantrons to be used for taking examinations COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course presents a study of the role of accounting information systems and related systems in both profit and not-for-profit entities. The relationship of accounting information systems to other systems, including management information systems, is addressed. Concepts are reinforced by the completion of computer-based projects. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this course are for students to: demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, structures and operations of accounting information systems determine how accounting information systems support business activities compare and contrast system development and documentation techniques compare and distinguish the principles of relational database and data normalization design and create basic elements and processes of computerized accounting systems determine and evaluate applicable internal controls in accounting systems and processes demonstrate an understanding of accountants role in Accounting Information Systems REQUISITE BACKGROUND: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302 and MISY 2305 with Junior standing or above. You must have successfully completed these courses before taking this course. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER COURSEWORK: This course is intended to prepare you for careers in accountancy as preparers, users and auditors of business and accounting information. As an accounting professional you will play an important role in ensuring that the accounting systems you use, audit, or help design will deliver relevant and accurate information.
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2 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY: In-class time consists of instructor explanation, class discussion, and computer labs. Out-of-class exercises will be required and graded. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND GRADING: Student performance evaluation will be based on exams, a practice set, quizzes and homework as follows (*Rounded %s): Points Percent* Exam I 100 Points 17%* Exam II 100 17%* Final Exam 150 25% Excel Exercise 50 8%* Access Exercise 100 16%* Accounting System Exercise 100 17%* Total 600 Points 100% Letter grade will be determined based on points earned of total points possible, as follows (rounded): Letter Grade Percentages Points A 90% - 100% 535-600 B 80% - 89% 475-534 C 70% - 79% 415-474 D 60.0% - 69% 358-414 F 00.0% - 59.5% <358 Exams You may be tested on all assigned readings in the text book and exercises whether or not we
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course ACCT 3355 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.

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