Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2013 (Day)


This unit focuses on how knowledge workers deploy information systems and technology to generate knowledge that creates business value for organisations. These systems provide the information required for operational, tactical, and strategic decision making, and information flows that cross national and inter-organisational borders, and assist organisations with innovative and strategic initiatives and reporting. Topics covered include: the core business processes found in organisations; transaction processing systems; enterprise systems; database management; systems development and documentation methods; internal controls; e-business; and decision support at the individual knowledge worker and organisational level.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine the role of information technology and business systems in analysing and providing decision support to knowledge workers
  2. examine the core business processes common to most businesses
  3. explain the design of business information systems to enable businesses to execute business processes quickly and efficiently
  4. develop examples of business information and decision support systems to assist knowledge workers in management and decision making activities, using an industry standard database and/or spreadsheet
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with business information and systems and demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFP2851.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

One 6.5 hour problem based workshop per week



AFC2160, AFC2851, AFF2051, AFF2851, AFW2051, AFW2851, BUS1060, BUS3030