Business Information Systems

This subject introduces students to the concepts of business and accounting information systems and aims to instil an appreciation of how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, it aims to generate an awareness of the importance of information to decision making, how to provide such information and ensure its usefulness to the decision makers, and organisational risk and governance

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: BUS120
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Business Information Systems

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Explain the role and purpose of business information systems;
  2. Describe the role of accounting information systems;
  3. Demonstrate the practical use of accounting systems to capture and manage information;
  4. Describe and apply information control concepts as they relate to accounting information;
  5. Describe how effective information and knowledge management contributes to organisational efficiency and competitive advantage;
  6. Describe and discuss contemporary ethical issues and practices associated with the collection, use, and retention of business information;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic forms of business information and how it is collected, stored, and managed;
  8. Explain the relationship between information management systems and organisational risk.

Subject Content

  1. How organisations use and manage information
  2. Global business and information management
  3. Effective information management and organisational competitive advantage
  4. Ethical issues associated with information management systems
  5. Types of information management systems
  6. Organisational IT capacity and effective information management
  7. MIS technologies
  8. Accounting Information Systems
  9. AIS: Subsidiary ledgers and controls
  10. Auditing and governance of accounting information systems
  11. Building better information management systems
  12. Security and risk management

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance / Global On-line

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Online Exams (3 x 15 minutes) (15%)
  • Practical MIS/AIS exercise in MYOB (15%)
  • Business Report (20%)
  • Final Exam (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2021). Essentials of management information systems. Harlow, Essex, United Kingdom: Pearson Education Limited.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any textbooks