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Accounting Information Systems

This course is a practicum in commercial accounting systems. Students will perform general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, purchase order, inventory, payroll and job costing functions using a commercial software package. The software will be used to design specialized reports for budgeting, financial analysis, product costing and for analyzing cost management techniques. Another package designed specifically for activity-based costing will be used to learn how this method of managing overhead can enhance a business’s performance. Student learning will be developed and measured through computer intense projects, class discussion, library and field research. Systems theory and information technology topics are also discussed.