Accounting Information Systems – ACCT 332

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 12/12/2022

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth knowledge and applied learning techniques of how accounting information systems function in today’s business environment. It emphasizes the internal control features necessary to produce accurate and reliable accounting data as it looks at how accounting information is recorded, summarized, and reported in both manual and computerized systems. Current accounting technology is utilized throughout the course along with advanced data analysis tools.

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


This course is intended to prepare the student for careers in accounting as users, managers, auditors, and designers of accounting information systems. The course will help the student gain an appreciation for accountants’ dual roles as both purveyors and consumers of accounting information. It will provide the student with a broad conceptual knowledge of accounting information systems, the need for and control of accounting information systems, and the tools for developing accounting systems.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 Discussions in this course. In each discussion, the student will post a thread answering various questions in at least 300 words. Then he/she will reply to at least 3 classmates’ threads in at least 100 words each. The student must cite at least 2 sources for each thread and 1 source for each reply. All citations must be in the current APA format.

Research Paper: Topic, Synopsis, and Annotated Bibliography Assignment

You will submit a research topic for instructor approval. A 50-word synopsis must be completed with a quick summary of what will be put into the paper. You will also complete an annotated bibliography containing at least 8 sources that you plan to use in your research paper. Use current APA formatting.

Research Paper: Outline Assignment

You will complete a 100-word finalized abstract as well as an outline of 1–2 pages that gives a structure for the final draft. This must be in current APA format.

Article Review Assignment

You will complete a review of a current and relevant journal article. This article must be authored within the last 5 years. The review must be between 600–800 words and in the current APA format. A proper citation of the journal article is required.

Research Paper: Final Report Assignment

You will write an 8–10-page research paper that contains at least 8 scholarly sources. A title page and reference page must also be included, and these are not included in the required page count. Use current APA formatting.

Quizzes (4)

You will complete 4 quizzes in this course. All quizzes are open-book/open-notes and contain 50 multiple-choice questions. Quizzes will have a time limit of 1 hour and 15 minutes each.