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 the course students will: (1) master the essentials of sourcing, implementing and using AIS (The core ERP systems module), (2) have applied transaction processes hands-on by using a modern, Finnish AIS (Procountor) and got the opportunity to obtain the official Procounter professional certification, (3) have analyzed key AIS risks (e.g., fraud) and relating risk management strategies/frameworks, (4) have understood the principles of auditing of AIS and internal controls, and (5) have applied SQL hands-on and be certified in this competency by Data Camp.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 03.03.2021 - 16.04.2021

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. It moreover 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 provide training materials and a virtual learning environment in their world-class Procountor AIS. Top performers will get the chance to obtain the official Procountor certificate free of charge. Last but not least, students learn SQL and obtain an SQL certification through data camp.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Spring 2022:

    Hands-On Practice assignments (group and individual) (50%)
    Case assignments (group) (20%)
    Exam (individual) (30%)

    Spring 2021:

    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:

    Cases 20 hours
    Contact teaching 12 hours
    SQL Module 25 hours
    Accountor Module 25 hours
    Exam 1,5 hours
    Independent Study (includes all materials suggested in MyCourses including pre-recorded lectures, reading book chapters and others) 78,5 hours
    TOTAL 162 hours


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)