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The exam is looming at the end of the course to provide me, you and future employers with a summative evaluation of your learning. Future employers rely on Aalto’s signal (the outcome of this course) to distinguish your motivation/abilities. Naturally, some expressed the need to know how the exam will look like. The exam will consist of two parts:

1. A multiple-choice part making up 50% of the grade. As Johanna and I explained before, as business students working in AIS, you most likely sit at the junction of IT and management, translating demands into outcomes. This needs a certain vocabulary to effectively communicate. This part will test whether you master this effectively.

2. A short-essay part, where you show deeper understanding on the application of concepts making up the remaining 50% of the grade.

A good way to self-assess readiness for the exam is to go over the multiple-choice questions at the end of each relevant chapter in the book. To provide you further guidance, please find examples for each section of the exam. 

Part 1. Multiple-choice:

The value of information can best be determined by

  • A) its usefulness to decision makers.
  • B) its relevance to decision makers.
  • C) the benefits associated with obtaining the information minus the cost of producing it.
  • D) the extent to which it optimizes the value chain.
  • Answer:  C
  • Concept:  The concept of information
  • Difficulty:  Moderate

An accounting information system (AIS) processes [Word 1] to provide users with [Word 2].

  • A) data; information
  • B) data; transactions
  • C) information; data
  • D) data; benefits
  • Answer:  A
  • Concept:  The concept of information
  • Difficulty:  Easy

Part 2. Short-Essay

Most of us start our careers with the ambition to earn a legal living. Yet, a small number of people defect and conduct fraud. Please explain what personal pressures lead to such defection.


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