IT Audit – ACCT 432

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/30/2022

Course Description

This course provides the theory and application of auditing through the use of information systems. Topics include: authoritative information technology control frameworks; computer security; continuous auditing; and audit approaches to new and emerging technologies.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is a progression of the concepts learned in ACCT 404. The information will now be practically applied for those in the IT field or those that have an interest in this area.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to a selected problem from the approved choices. Each thread must be 300 words in length and incorporate at least 2 scholarly citations in current APA format. The student is also required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 250 words in length and include at least 1 scholarly citation in current APA format. Acceptable sources include the textbook and scholarly articles.

Individual Project Assignments (8)

The purpose of the Individual Project Assignments is to become familiar with the practical application of the course content and to begin analyzing the information from a mini-case study perspective. The problems assigned for the Individual Project Assignments will vary in nature, depending on the material being covered in the respective module: week.

Faith Integration Project Assignment

A minimum 1,000-word essay will be prepared by the student. The project must briefly describe how the Bible is related to the topics covered in the course. Students are encouraged to post their essay to the Community & Collaboration Discussion for their peers to view and respond to.

Audit Command Language (ACL) Project Assignments (2)

The purpose of the ACL Project Assignments is to give the student hands-on experience with auditing and using IT software.