Accounting and IT Systems I


Course Objective

Academic and Research Skills:
- Analytical thinking will be trained by analyzing different cases and
by providing arguments for different solutions

Bridging Theory and Practice:
- Theoretical concepts are applied to real-world problems
- Accounting skills and newly gained knowledge on accounting information
systems are applied in SAP

Social Professional Skills:
- The revenue cycle (order-to-cash) is executed and analyzed in groups

Course Content

Accounting and IT Systems I addresses key topics of accounting
information systems and their use to provide accurate and timely
information to support effective decision-making in organizations and to
provide information relevant to the organization’s stakeholders. The
well-functioning of accounting information systems is vital for
organizations, therefore internal controls and risk management are
important topics that need to be addressed in order to mitigate,
identify and react to fraudulent acts that are threats to modern
organizations and ensure systems availability.

Teaching Methods

Applications in SAP

Method of Assessment

Written exam – Individual assessment
SAP case study – Group assessment


Romney & Steinbart – Accounting Information Systems, 14th edition

D.J. Schenk, C.T. Draijer – Hands-on with SAP ERP and IDES, isbn
9781783654529 (free download from Bookboon)

VU-Syllabus (published on Canvas)

Journal articles

Recommended background knowledge

Basic knowledge on accounting and bookkeeping

General Information

Course Code E_EBE3_AIT1
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty School of Business and Economics
Course Coordinator dr. N. Detzen
Examiner dr. N. Detzen
Teaching Staff drs. J.G.I. van den Belt RA
dr. N. Detzen

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture, Computer lab
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