Information Processes & Control

Subject ACCT90030 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 02-Mar-2015 to 31-May-2015
Assessment Period End 26-Jun-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 13-Mar-2015
Census Date 31-Mar-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-May-2015

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Jul-2015 to 25-Oct-2015
Assessment Period End 20-Nov-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 07-Aug-2015
Census Date 31-Aug-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 25-Sep-2015

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours per semester


Admission into MC-MGMTAFN Master of Management (Accounting and Finance), OR completion of (or concurrent enrolment in) the following subject:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Matt Dyki


Subject Overview:

This subject provides a broad introduction to the key business processes that generate accounting transaction data. Through an understanding of how information systems support business processes, you will acquire the skills to analyse, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes and ensure the reliability of accounting transaction data.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Explain the role of information systems and technology in achieving reliable accounting transaction data;
  • Interpret and analyse business process documentation;
  • Describe and evaluate business processes;
  • Design plans to achieve an adequate level of internal control and reliable accounting transaction data; and
  • Evaluate, analyse and interpret the efficacy of business processes, their related information systems and the reliability of accounting transaction data.
  • 1500 word group assignment due in the first half of semester (10%)
  • 2500 word group assignment due in the second half of the semester (30%)
  • One 3-hour end-of-semester examination (60%)
Prescribed Texts:

You will be advised of prescribed texts by your lecturer.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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

  • Oral and written communication;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Interpretation and analysis of real-world cases; and
  • Problem solving.
Related Course(s): Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Management (Accounting and Finance)
Master of Management (Accounting)
Master of Management (Accounting)

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