Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2012


Topics covered include contemporary issues in, and the technologies of, integrated information systems for business enterprises; accounting processes and process oriented business information systems; databases for accounting information systems including database theory, design and development where students will develop and implement a practical accounting database design; design and development of sophisticated financial management models using business analytics and the advanced features of a modern spreadsheet package.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the relationship between accounting information systems and processes and enterprise systems
  2. apply database management concepts in the context of accounting systems
  3. use database and spreadsheet modelling software to produce, store and analyse information for business decision making
  4. analyse, communicate, and apply the model-building and model-solving concepts of management science in the context of accounting systems
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with advanced accounting information systems and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFF3851.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Stephen Smith

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must have passed one of the following: AFC2851, AFF2051, AFF2851, AFG2851, AFW2051 or AFW2851 before undertaking this unit.