Course Description

Course Name

Business Reporting, Accounting & Management Information Systems

Session: VGSS3120

Hours & Credits

20 Scotcat Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level


This course is an integral part of the honours programme in Accounting and Finance and deals with the place of Information Systems (IS), and the associated Information and Communications Technologies ICT), in the theory and practice of management accounting and financial reporting and the underlying operational business systems. The course draws on prior studies of financial and management accounting as well as general management topics, and provides insight to both professional practice and the disciplines of audit and assurance.
Course Aims
The principal aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop an understanding of the nature and role of information systems within organisations: in particular organisational financial reporting and management accounting information systems, together with enhancing their awareness of the practical implications of some of the crucial aspects of the working and development of information systems, particularly from an accounting perspective. Subsidiary aims include encouraging students to develop their understanding of the core elements of ICT (Information and Communications Technologies), to enhance their awareness of ICT in the business environment and to reinforce their critical and analytic skills.

*Course content subject to change