Faculty of Business and Economics

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Accounting and Finance
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2013 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Evening)


The objective of this unit is to introduce students to the business aspects of integrated enterprise systems. Enterprise systems are configurable business information systems that integrate information across multiple enterprise functions and business units, support key enterprise processes, and provide an enterprise wide view of business performance. Topics include systems and technology background, business processes and process reengineering, integration of core financial and logistics processes, enterprise wide reporting, and techniques for assessing enterprise productivity and enterprise dynamics. A well-known integrated enterprise system will be extensively used in this unit.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. discuss the characteristics of enterprise systems and evaluate their contribution to the global marketplace
  2. discuss and assess the design and operation of business processes in an integrated system as they support decision making
  3. critically analyse the factors that have contributed to world-wide adoption of enterprise systems and the types of benefits obtained
  4. demonstrate practical skills by using a popular enterprise system and employing it to solve problems
  5. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with integrated systems for business enterprises and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment task the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by AFX5330.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Carla Wilkin (First semester)
Dr Stephen Smith (Second semester)

Contact hours

4 hours per week


BUS5700, FIT5101