Accounting Information Systems and Risk Analysis

General Course Information

Course Lecturer Name(s): Mr, David Shaw, MBA

Course Director Name: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Contact Information:  Telephone: 473-444-4175 Email:

Course Director Contact Information: N/A 

Course Lecturer(s) Office Hours:  TBD, by appointment 

Course Director Office Hours: N/A

Course Lecturer(s) Office Location:  CB2 1st Floor

Course Director Office Location: N/A 

Course Support: Tracy Fortune,, ext 3373

Course Management tool: To learn to use Sakai, the Course management tool, access the link

Course Curriculum Information

Course Description: 

This course is intended to serve as the second semester course in Managerial Finance. It will present the student with methods for analyzing the value of a business investment and review the fundamentals of analyzing investing opportunities in the stock market. Additionally, it is to familiarize students with how Accounting is done in practice. It is an information systems course for Accounting students, not a traditional Accounting course or an MIS course.

Course Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  1. Possess a deeper knowledge of Finance.
  2. Understand the role of financial research in financial markets and how to apply research skills to those finance markets.
  3. Demonstrate how accounting information systems  process transactions arising from economic events.
  4. Use systems concepts and terminology to examine the accounting information system and its’ subsystems.
  5. Participate in a project team that will develop an information accounting system.
  6. Use accounting software (Quick Books) to process accounting information.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. This course will provide students with the analytical and quantitative skills needed to make sound financial decisions.  
  2. It will offer the students an opportunity to further understand the theories of corporate finance and how they are applied in the “real world” to generate a lasting value impact for a company.
  3. With this understanding, students will design, implement and run an accounting information system for a small business of their choice for three months.

Program Outcomes Met By This Course:

ISLO-3: Students will be able to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.

ISLO-5: Students will be able to analyze financial and non-financial reports to assist local and global internal managers and external users in making decisions.

ISLO-6: Students will be able to evaluate/ audit accounting  records used to produce Financial Statements to conform with International Financial Reporting Standards

SAS Grading Scale: Grades will be assigned as follows:

A  = 89.5% or better

B+ = 84.5 - 89.4%

B  = 79.5 - 84.4%

C+ = 74.5 - 79.4%

C = 69.5 - 74.4%

D = 64.5 - 69.4%

F = 64.4% or less 

Course Materials:

Text: Quick Books, Handouts

Supplementary Readings/Resources: N/A

Course Grading Requirement:

The final grades will be determined from the following:

  • Class Participation: 5%
  • Quizzes: 15%
  • Computer design project: 40%
  •  End of term project: 40%

Course Requirements:

  • Participation in class discussions.
  • Satisfactory completion of quizzes.
  • Active participant in group.
  • Successful completion of mid-term and final exam, computer design project, and end-of-term financial project. 

Course Schedule

Week 1

System Tools

Week 2

Accounting Transaction Cycles

Week 3

Revenue Cycle Applications

Week 4

Expenditure Cycle Applications

Week 5

Conversion Cycle Applications

Week 6

Financial cycle Applications

Week 7

Internal Controls

Week 8

Introduction to Software [QuickBooks Pro], Setting up a  Company.

Week 9

Financial Analysis

School of Arts and Sciences Master Syllabi — Info for All Sections

Plagiarism Policy

Academic Integrity

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Plagiarism is regarded as a cardinal offense in academia because it constitutes theft of the work of someone else, which is then purported as the original work of the plagiarist. Plagiarism draws into disrepute the credibility of the Institution, its faculty, and students; therefore, it is not tolerated” (p. 48).

Plagiarism also includes the unintentional copying or false accreditation of work, so double check your assignments BEFORE you hand them in.

Be sure to do good, honest work, credit your sources and reference accordingly and adhere to the University’s Honor Code. Plagiarism and cheating will be dealt with very seriously following the university’s policies on Plagiarism as outlined in the Student Manual.

Your work may be subject to submission to plagiarism detection software, submission to this system means that your work automatically becomes part of that database and can be compared with the work of your classmates.

Attendance Requirement

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

Students are expected to attend all classes and or clinical rotations for which they have registered. Although attendance may not be recorded at every academic activity, attendance may be taken randomly. Students’ absence may adversely affect their academic status as specified in the grading policy. If absence from individual classes, examinations, and activities, or from the University itself is anticipated, or occurs spontaneously due to illness or other extenuating circumstances, proper notification procedures must be followed. A particular course may define additional policies regarding specific attendance or participation” (p. 9).

Examination Attendance

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

All matriculated students are expected to attend all assigned academic activities for each course currently registered. Medical excuses will be based on self-reporting by students. Students who feel they are too sick to take an examination or other required activity on a specific day must submit the online SAS medical excuse, which is available on Carenage. Students are only allowed two such excuses a year. Upon consultation with the Director of University Health Service, the third excuse will result in a mandatory medical leave of absence. The policies regarding make-up examinations are at the option of the Course Director” (p.46).

For additional specific examination policies and procedures, refer to the St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020), pages 31 through 37.

Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services Policy

The St. George’s University Student Manual (2019/2020) states as follows:

A student with a disability or disabling condition that affects one or more major life activities, who would like to request an accommodation, must submit a completed application form and supporting documentation to the Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) located in the Dean of Students Office. It is highly recommended that students applying for accommodations do so at least one month before classes begin to allow for a more efficient and timely consideration of the request. If a fully completed application is not submitted in a timely fashion, an eligibility determination may not be made, and accommodations, where applicable, may not be granted prior to the commencement of classes and/or examinations” (p. 8).


It is the responsibility of the student to read and understand the policies, laws, rules and procedures that while they could affect your grade for a course, have not been specifically outlined in the course syllabus. These are contained in the St. George’s University Student Manual.