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SEMESTER/YEAR: FALL 2008

COURSE MEETING: Thursday first half 6-8:50PM.

DATES: 8/28 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16

LOCATION: SOUTHWEST CENTER

CREDITS: 3

ACCT 415 1S - Accounting Information Systems


INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Berry

PHONE: 314-554-6109 (work #)


314-529-9201 ext. 3120 (Maryville ext.)

EMAIL ADDRESS: jberry@ameren.com


jeickhoff@maryville.edu

PREREQUISITE(S)
ACCT 211 – Managerial Accounting

PRE-ASSIGNMENT
• Read chapters 1 and 2 in Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems, 10th
Edition

REQUIRED TEXT
Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems, 10th edition; Nancy A. Bagranoff, Mark G.
Simkin, Carolyn Strand Norman; John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2008).

ISBN 978-0-470-04559-6

Computer Accounting with QuickBooks 2008, 10th Edition, Donna Ulmer, PhD, McGraw-
Hill/Irwin (2008).

ISBN 978-0-07-337940-1
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:
• 3 ½ “ diskettes, writeable CDs, or a flash drive for turning in assignments (I have no
preference, but CDs or flash drives work better as they hold more material, the files
can be quite large and you might have to use 2 disks for 1 assignment).

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The course is designed to provide an overview of the accounting information system within an
enterprise environment with emphasis on the concepts, objectives and significance of well-
designed accounting information systems.
The course integrates computer-based systems concepts and techniques with accounting
information processes. The course considers the use of information system concepts and
practices in the use and design of accounting information systems. Topics include computer
based accounting systems, business processes, internal control requirements and accounting
requirements for the development of intelligent systems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
The course introduces students to accounting information systems and offers an overview of the
concepts, objectives and significance of well-designed accounting information systems. Upon
completion of the course the student will have a basic understanding of:

• Information technology as related to the accounting profession


• Business processes/protocols and system modeling/development techniques
• Information systems and transaction processing processes
• Internal controls and information system controls
• QuickBooks accounting software

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS AND ACTIVITIES


Several instructional methods will be employed throughout the term. These methods include:

• Lecture
• Classroom discussion
• Classroom participation
• Software demonstrations

GRADING STANDARDS AND SCALE


Final QuickBooks project 250 points
Assignments 200 points (2 @ 100 pts. each)
Attendance/Participation 50 points
Midterm 250 points
Final 250 points
Total Points 1,000 points

Total Points Earned Letter Grade


930 and above A
900 to 929 A-
880 to 899 B+
830 to 879 B
800 to 829 B-
780 to 799 C+
730 to 779 C
700 to 729 C-
600 to 699 D
Below 600 F
ATTENDANCE
Maryville University makes no provision for a system of “cuts” or “excused absences”.
Successful completion of this class depends on regular class attendance. Missing even one class
meeting means missing a considerable portion of class material. Excessive absences, even when
necessary, may result in a grade that does not fully reflect the student’s capabilities.

Academic Accommodations
Maryville University provides accommodations and supports for students with disabilities
as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you have a documented disability and
wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the course instructor and/or the
Director of the Academic Success Center located in the University Library (314-529-6850).

This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor to accommodate


instructional and/or student needs.

ACCT 415 COURSE and ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE


Fall 2008

Text Key: AIS = Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems QB = Computer Accounting with
QuickBooks 2008

DATE PRE-CLASS READING CLASS TOPICS ASSIGNMENT (due the


week after assigned)

Course administration QB exercises chapter 1


(1-1, 1-2)
Accounting Information
Systems and the
Th 8/28 Chapters 1 & 2 AIS Accountant

Chapter 1 QB Information Technology


and AISs

QuickBooks accounting
software overview

Documenting accounting QB exercises chapter 2


Th 9/4 Chapters 3, 4 & 5 AIS information systems (2-1, 2-2)

Chapter 2 & 3 QB Accounting information QB exercises chapter 3


systems and business (3-1, 3-2)
processes

Accounting and enterprise QB exercises chapter 4


software (4-1, 4-2, 4-3, 4-4)
Th 9/11 Chapter 6 & 10 AIS
Developing and
Chapter 4 QB Implementing Effective
Accounting Information
Midterm Review Systems
MIDTERM EXAM – Turn in QB homework through
Th 9/18 MIDTERM EXAM AIS chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, exercise 4-4
6, 10

Computer crime, ethics QB exercises chapter 5


and privacy (5-1, 5-2, 5-3, 5-4)
Th 9/25 Chapters 7 & 8 AIS
Introduction to internal
Chapter 5 QB control systems

Computer security and QB exercises chapter 6


Th 10/2 Chapters 9, 11 & 12 AIS controls for accounting (6-1, 6-2, 6-3)
information systems
Chapter 6 QB
Information technology
auditing

Accounting on the Internet

Data Modeling QB exercises chapter 7


(7-1, 7-2, 7-3, 7-4)
Th 10/9 Chapters 13, 14, & 15 AIS Organizing and
Manipulating the Data in
Chapter 7 QB Databases

Creating Database Forms


and Reports

FINAL EXAM – AIS Turn in QB homework through


chapters 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, exercise 7-4
Th 10/16 FINAL EXAM 13, 14, 15
QB comprehensive project 9.1
due (pages 9.48-9.67)