Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


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 teamwork and applying analytical thinking for problem-solving.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 07.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): David Derichs

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): David Derichs

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 world-class 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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - contact teaching 36h (Exercise sessions are mandatory)

    - independent studying 122h

    - exam 3 h (online exam)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

    Additional material will be provided in MyCourses.

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Substitutes courses 22C28000 Accounting and Information Systems, 22E28000 Accounting Information Systems, 37C00300 Enterprise Applications and 57C99904 Capstone: Enterprise Applications.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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