SMS416 - Systems Studies III
Systems Studies III
This course provides accounting students with sufficient knowledge of contemporary information systems, enabling them to participate alongside information systems professionals in the design, development, implementation and operation of management information systems. Students are introduced to various approaches and methodologies used in systems analysis and design. In addition, this course explores areas such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), E-Commerce, E-Business, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and system risk and control issues.
Furthermore, hands-on application of spreadsheet is used in the course to allow the students to use these tools for decision support, meeting the needs of users in a business setting, whether the organization is a small owner-managed one or a large one with many departments. The exercises and assignments will be integrated with the requirements of other courses in the Accounting program with emphasis on application and problem solving.
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
2. Explain the concepts of how business rules are translated to data models.
3. Identify and discuss the elimination of database anomalies.
4. Identify improvements to business processes and help organizations move towards their strategic goals.
5. Explain the concepts of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), E- Commerce, E-Business, Electronic Data Interchange and Virtual business.
6. Identify information systems controls.
7. Discuss techniques used to commit computer fraud, and describe how to deter.
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