Credits: 6

Schedule: 29.10.2019 - 12.12.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assistant Professor Jukka Sihvonen, Postdoc David Derichs

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): Responsible teacher: David Derichs (

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

2018-2019: V (Spring 2019), Otaniemi campus

2019-2020: II (Autumn 2020), Otaniemi campus

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After completing the course students understand how Accounting Information Systems (AIS) obtain transaction data and support and enable a company’s business functions, operations. Students will have reached a basic understanding of AIS and their core modules. They have learned how those systems are acquired, developed, maintained and operated. Furthermore, students acknowledge the importance of business process development and understand the idea of AIS integration at business process levels. Finally, students have increased their skills in team work and applying analytical thinking for problem solving.

(Please note that the course description has changed a bit compared to spring 2019 course; see further information below.)

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers the foundations to understanding Accounting Information Systems (AIS), managerial issues such as business process reengineering, deciding on built or buy of AIS, planning and implementing of AIS, managing AIS projects, as well as an overview of the most important AIS modules. The course covers impacts of AIS on strategic management accounting, on organizational performance and on the accounting profession. The course includes a unique collaboration with Accountor, who host the exercise sessions, providing a virtual learning environment in their Procountor AIS and an assignment, which familiarizes students with AIS input and output processes. Top performers will get the chance to obtain the official Procountor certificate free of charge.

(Please note that the course description has changed a bit compared to spring 2019 course; see further information below.)

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Exercises and Assignments (50%)

Exam (50%)

A minimum of 50% from the exam AND a minimum of 50% from the exercises is required to pass the course.

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

Exercise session attendance is compulsory as you will get exposure to application consultants of Accountor. During these sessions you will learn key skills in master AIS systems hands on! 

Completing the Procountor Assignment in the Accountor module sections is also a prerequisite to master the program/test.

Your final grade will be calculated as follows:

Individual exam (50 points) - Delivered through EXAM (in EXAM room - time booking required)
- 30 multiple-choice questions valued at 1 point each (based on the book material)
- 2 open questions valued at 10 points each (mostly lecture-based material)

Group exercises (40 points) - Accessed and submitted through the assignments section in my courses
- 4 group assignments valued at 10 points

Individual test on Procountor - Delivered via online link after registration (10 points)
- The grade will be determined relative to the best performer: roundUP[(Your points)/(Best points)*10]
- Certificates will be given according to Accountor policies (pro bono activity and no influence on grade)

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

- contact teaching 36h (Exercise sessions are mandatory)

- independent studying 122h

- exam 3 h (online exam)

Details on calculating the workload (applies in this implementation): 

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Spring 2019 course (V period):

Grabski, S., Leech, S. & Sangster, A. (2009). Management Accounting in Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, CIMA, Oxford (ScienceDirect).

Available online.

Selection of academic articles and course material will be made available at My Courses.

Autumn 2019 course (II period):

Romney, Marshall B., Paul John Steinbart. Accounting information systems. Vol. 14.: Prentice Hall, 2018

Additional material will be provided in MyCourses.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

Main course book and basis for the exam: Romney, Marshall B., Paul John Steinbart. Accounting information systems. Vol. 14.: Prentice Hall, 2018

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Replaces course 22E28000 Accounting Information Systems. Also substitutes courses 37C00300 Enterprise Applications or 57C99904 Capstone: Enterprise Applications.

If you have already completed one the previous courses as part of your BSc. Degree, you cannot participate in this course.

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

22A00110 Laskentatoimen perusteet (6 op) OR 22A00110 Introduction to Accounting (6 cr)

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Via WebOodi. Please see WebOodi for the registration dates.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Inquiries related to course:

This course has an online exam.

NB! Course description for spring 2019 course can be found in this course's MyCourses page (spring 2019 event):


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