ACCT305 - Accounting Information Systems

Course Details

Course Code: ACCT305 Course ID: 4226 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course applies the practical application of accrual-basis accounting through the use of accounting software. Students will gain experience in integrated software designed to handle general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial statement analysis, fixed assets, sales order processing, inventory, and payroll. Students must have access to Microsoft Word® and Microsoft Excel® software. (Prerequisite: ACCT101) Microsoft Word® Microsoft Excel® are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023 11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023 November Fall 2023 Session I 8 Week session
07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023 01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024 January Winter 2024 Session B 8 Week session
09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024 03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024 March Winter 2024 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Examine how an AIS can add value to an organization and its role in company strategy and decision-making.

CO2: Utilize the data processing cycle, data collection and processes, types of information output, and enterprise resource planning (ERP).

CO-3: Create and use data flow diagrams and flowcharts to understand, evaluate, and document information systems.

CO-4: Explain the fundamental concepts, importance, and use of database systems.

CO-5: Describe the threats and computer fraud faced by modern information systems.

CO-6: Compare and contrast computer attacks, abuse tactics, and types of malware.

CO-7: Identify and explain the tools and controls used in information systems controls.

CO-8: Differentiate control concepts and frameworks in the internal environment of a company.

CO-9: Describe audit work, audit process, and evaluation of internal control.

CO-10: Identify the business activities and information processing operations in the revenue, expenditure, production, and human resources management (HRM)/payroll cycles and general ledger.

Method of Assessment

A. Tests & Paper

There will be two (2) tests in the course, a midterm and a final, in modules four and eight, respectively. The tests in this class will consist of multiple choice questions and/or short answer problems. Tests will be three hours long and focus on the material covered in the course. Tests may be administered using the Examity test proctoring service. Please verify in the course announcements and/or the Lessons tab if the course will use test proctoring. The student must notify the instructor and the test proctoring service regarding schedule changes or non- disability-related accommodations. The course will have a comprehensive paper measuring student understanding of the course objectives and research and writing skills. Please refer to the APA Manual 7th edition for the format of the paper.

B. Assignments:

Course assignments will be given using multimedia software (e.g., MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.). These assignments will be a series of quizzes consisting of exercises, problems, and simulations. Assignments will have a specific due date with specific instructions. Late assignments will be subject to the university’s Late Work/Make-up Policy, detailed in the student handbook. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their late assignment policy.

C. Homework:

Throughout the term, homework will be given in several modules to test student understanding of the material. Homework will be given using multimedia software (e.g., MyLabsPlus, Connect, etc.) and consists of questions, problems, or simulations. Please be advised the instructor reserves the right to implement their late assignment policy.

D. Discussion Forums:

Participation in the discussion forums is an essential component of the final grade. All students are expected to engage in lively discussions and answer instructor follow-up questions. The quality of participation and student netiquette will be a part of the grade.

Assessment of the Course Objectives

Course Objective(s)

Assessment Method(s)

1 - 10

Test question, paper, assignment, discussion, and homework

The following distribution will be used in assigning grades (decimal points will be rounded to the nearest whole number at the semester’s end).


Quality Points/Grading Percent


4.0/ 100 – 94


3.67/ 93 – 90


3.33/ 89 – 87


3.0/ 86 – 84


2.67/ 83 –80


2.33/ 79 – 77


2.0/ 76 – 73


1.67/ 72 – 70


1.33/ 69 – 67


1.0/ 66 – 64


0.67/ 63 – 60


0.0/ 59 – 0

NameGrade %
Discussions 10.00%
Week 4: Discussion 5.00%
Week 8: Discussion 5.00%
Homework 20.00%
Chapter 1 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 2 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 3 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 4 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 5 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 6 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 7 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 9 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 10 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 13 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 14 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 15 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 16 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 17 Homework 1.33%
Chapter 18 Homework 1.33%
Quizzes 30.00%
Chapter 1 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 2 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 3 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 4 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 5 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 6 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 7 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 9 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 10 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 13 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 14 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 15 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 16 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 17 Quiz 2.00%
Chapter 18 Quiz 2.00%
Final Assessment 10.00%
Week 8 Assignment 10.00%
Exams 30.00%
Midterm 15.00%
Final 15.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.