Managing Information Technology

Subject BISY90009 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


Entry into the Master of Accounting and completion of ACCT90007 Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services or ACCT90030 Information Processes and Control or equivalent.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2

ACCT90007 Advanced Auditing & Assurance if this subject has not already been completed as a pre-requisite.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Accountants depend on effective design and use of information technology to capture accounting data and enable internal and external reporting. Using a project approach this subject allows students to explore the design and use of information technology to accomplish accounting tasks. This subject seeks to empower accountants to advance from user to owner of a firm's IT resources,

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Apply conceptual frameworks to explore the interrelationships between IT and Accounting.
  • Critically discuss the impact of IT on accounting practice.
  • Develop a case for the use of IT to improve accounting practice and outcomes.
  • Group project proposal/progress report not exceeding 2000 words, due early-mid semester (20%);
  • Group project final report not exceeding 4000 words, due end of semester (40%);
  • Group project final presentation, due end of semester (10%);
  • Individual reflection essay not exceeding 3000 words, due end of semester (30%).
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral and written communication particularly in relation to cross-boundary communications between technical and managerial work domains;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Interpretation and analysis of real-world contexts;
  • Problem solving and critical thinking in ambiguous and dynamic contexts.

Related Course(s): Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)

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