The purpose of this module is to provide the student with an introduction to the theory and practice of accounting information systems (AIS). Multiple software applications are nowadays used as part of AIS, ranging from small business applications to mid-size and large enterprise solutions, known as enterprise applications. Business organisations use these systems to manage day-to-day business activities such as purchasing, production planning, sales, project management, risk management, and supply chain operations. These systems also include the functions of performance management, which help to plan and evaluate an organisation’s financial results.
This module provides the theoretical foundation for these systems, their implementation and analysis, as well as an introduction to their basic functionality. The knowledge gained in this module involves the basics of enterprise applications, databases and database management, business intelligence (BI), challenges with enterprise resource planning (ERP) system implementation, and emerging technologies in the field. It provides the basic understanding of how to evaluate and use AIS in the role of an accountant, auditor, manager, or consultant.
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary knowledge on:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary skills in:
The objective is that the student after the module possesses the necessary competences in:
For information see § 17.
|Name of exam||Accounting Information Systems|
|Type of exam|
Written or oral examIndividual examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Accounting Information Systems|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Economics and Business Administration|
|Department||AAU Business School|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|