UNIT OUTLINE

UNIT OUTLINE
UNIT OUTLINE
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BFA 636
Organisational Risk, Technology &
Accounting information Systems
Semester 1, 2015
THIS UNIT IS BEING OFFERED IN:
HOBART
Taught by:
Dr Gail Ridley
Dr Paul Shantapriyan
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B
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Contents
Contact Details ........................................................................................................................................ 2
Unit Description ...................................................................................................................................... 3
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s) ............................................................................ 3
Enrolment in the Unit ............................................................................................................................. 3
When does the unit commence? ............................................................................................................ 3
Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA636 ......................................... 4
Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach .................................................................... 6
Learning Resources ................................................................................................................................. 6
Student Feedback via eVALUate ............................................................................................................. 8
Details of Teaching Arrangements .......................................................................................................... 9
Assessment ........................................................................................................................................... 11
Submission of Assessment Items .......................................................................................................... 14
Review of Assessment and Results ....................................................................................................... 16
Further Support and Assistance ............................................................................................................ 17
Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism .................................................................................................. 18
Workshop Schedule .............................................................................................................................. 19
Contact Details
Unit Coordinator 1/
Lecturer 1
Dr Gail Ridley
Unit Coordinator 2/
Lecturer 2
Campus
Hobart
Campus
Hobart
Room Number
420 Commerce Building
322 Centenary Building
Room Number
426 Commerce Building
116 Centenary Building
Email
[email protected]
Email
[email protected]
Phone
03 622 62313
Phone
03 6226 2731
Fax
03 62267845
Fax
03 62267845
Consultation Time
Tuesday, 1-2.45pm, In
COMM Room 420, Week
1-6 inclusive ONLY.
Consultation Time
In COMM Room 426 TBA
Dr Paul Shantapriyan
NB: Staff members will move to the Centenary Building during the Semester, so consultation rooms
will changed.
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Unit Description
This graduate unit provides students with an appreciation of the purpose, nature and operation of
the accounting information system. The focus of the unit is on technology and the information
system, and the implications of both for accountants and organisations. Risk and risk management
for organisations from a technological perspective are also considered in this unit, since a major
function of an information system is to assist in managing risk and uncertainty.
Prior Knowledge &/or Skills OR Pre-Requisite Unit(s)
BFA636 assumes basic competence in the Microsoft Office applications, Word and Excel. If this is
not the case you will need to acquire these skills by the end of Week 2 using Microsoft Online
Training accessed through: http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/training/. This site also points online
training for other Microsoft applications, with videos.
BFA636 has no pre-requisite units. Mutual exclusion applies for BFA704 and BFA736.
Enrolment in the Unit
Unless there are exceptional circumstances, students should not enrol in this unit after the end of
week two of semester, as the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) cannot guarantee
that:
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any extra assistance will be provided by the teaching team in respect of work covered in the
period prior to enrolment; and
penalties will not be applied for late submission of any piece or pieces of assessment that were
due during this period.
When does the unit commence?
The unit’s teaching schedule commences in the week beginning Monday 23 February, 2015.
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Intended Learning Outcomes and Generic Graduate Attributes for BFA636
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this unit you will
In assessing this unit I will be looking at
learn:
your ability to:
ASSESSMENT METHODS
DISCIPLINE LEARNING
OUTCOMES
Learning Outcome 1
Become familiar with the Accounting Information
System and Information Technology in
organisations, and why and how they can be used.
Quizzes, workshop engagement ,
presentations, exam, assignment
JUDGEMENT
Exercise judgement under
supervision to solve issues
surrounding sustainability.
Evaluate the impact of transaction cycles and the
Systems Development Life Cycle on the AIS
Quizzes, workshop engagement,
presentations, exam
The role of the
Accounting Information
System (AIS) within an
organisation
Learning Outcome 2
To develop analysis and
application skills
Learning Outcome 3
To communicate risks
and opportunities
associated with AIS and
IT, to assist organisations
in achieving their
business goals
Evaluate the impact of internal control, IT audit
and assurance, and IT governance on the AIS
Quizzes, workshop engagement,
presentations, exam
Evaluate the impact of strategy, e-business and risk
management on the AIS
Quizzes, workshop engagement,
exam
Identify and explain strengths and weaknesses of
internal controls, security issues and risks and AIS
risks and opportunities, and their impact on
business goals
Quiz, workshop engagement,
assignment, exam
Develop strategies to use Information Systems,
technologies and processes for a competitive
advantage
Workshop engagement, exam
Communicate ways to identify, measure and
manage risks and opportunities
Quiz, workshop engagement,
assignment, exam
Communicate evaluation in the form of a business
report
Assignment
Engage in discussions and group work to add value
to your understanding and that of others, and
develop confidence
Workshop engagement
Presentations
KNOWLEDGE
Integrate theoretical and technical
sustainability knowledge.
APPLICATION SKILLS
Critically apply theoretical and
technical sustainability knowledge
and skills to solve problems.
COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK
Justify and communicate
sustainability advice and ideas.
SELF-MANAGEMENT
Demonstrate a high level of
autonomy through reflecting on
performance feedback to identify
and action learning opportunities and
self-improvements and assist in
initiating this process for others.
COMMUNICATION AND TEAMWORK
Justify and communicate
sustainability advice and ideas.
GRADUATE ATTRIBUTE OUTCOMES
Knowledge
The ability to transfer knowledge to complex and
ambiguous accounting and related situations and
transmit that knowledge to professional peers for
critical discussion
Problem solving
The ability to apply logical thinking to a range of
business related problems.
The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and use
information effectively and in a timely manner.
An awareness of when information is needed and
the capacity to locate, analyse and use relevant
information.
Global Perspective
An awareness of the global business environment
and the ability to evaluate and incorporate its
influence
Communication
Oral communication skills in a range of contexts
and considerate to audience needs.
Oratory and thinking skills that enable
participation in critical discussions and the ability
to defend a position held both individually and as
part of a group.
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Masters in Professional Accounting; Relationship between Course level learning outcomes and assessment for BFA636
Course level learning outcomes for MPA Accounting Major
Unit intended learning outcomes
On completion of this unit, you should be able to:
1. Judgement
2.
Exercise judgment to
solve accounting
problems in complex
contexts.
2. Knowledge
3. Application Skills
Integrate advanced
technical accounting
and theoretical
knowledge to
understand recent
developments.
Research and critically
apply advanced
theoretical and
technical accounting
knowledge and skills to
new situations to solve
accounting problems.
4. Communication and
Teamwork
Justify and communicate
accounting advice and
ideas in diverse
collaborative contexts
involving both
accountants and nonaccountants.
5. Self-Management
Seek and reflect on
feedback to identify
action learning
opportunities and selfimprovements, and
initiate this process for
others.
BFA 636 – Organisational Risk,
Technology and AIS
Assessment completion mode
Online quiz x 3
Individual
= 10%
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Presentation
Group
=0% but required
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Assignment
Group
= 20%
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Workshop Engagement = 10%
Individual
Final Exam
Individual
=60%
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Learning Expectations and Teaching Strategies/Approach
The University is committed to a high standard of professional conduct in all activities, and holds its
commitment and responsibilities to its students as being of paramount importance. Likewise, it
holds expectations about the responsibilities students have as they pursue their studies within the
special environment the University offers. The University’s Code of Conduct for Teaching and
Learning states:
Students are expected to participate actively and positively in the teaching/learning
environment. They must attend classes when and as required, strive to maintain steady
progress within the subject or unit framework, comply with workload expectations, and
submit required work on time.
Work, Health and Safety (WH&S)
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In
addition to specific requirements of this unit, you should refer to the University’s policy at:
www.utas.edu.au/work-health-safety.
Learning Resources
Prescribed Text
A prescribed text is a resource that you must have access to for the purposes of studying this unit.
Simkin, M., Rose, J.M., Norman, C., Core Concepts of Accounting Information Systems 12th edn,
John Wiley & Sons Australia, ISBN 978-0538469319.
Recommended Texts
A recommended text is a resource that you can use to broaden your understanding of the topics covered in this unit. You
may also find a recommended text helpful when conducting research for assignments.
Gelinas, U, Dull, R and Wheeler P 2011, Accounting Information Systems, 9 edn, South-Western
Cengage Learning, Mason, Ohio, USA. ISBN 9780324663808.
Hall, J 2012, Accounting Information Systems 8 edn, South-Western Cengage Learning, Mason, Ohio,
USA. ISBN 9781111972141.
Romney, M., Steinbart, P., Mula, J., McNamara, R and Tonkin, T. (2012) Accounting Information
Systems Australasian edition (1st), Pearson.
Other Recommended Resources
In addition to the texts recommended above, students are also expected to be familiar with key
relevant papers from which useful insights may be derived. Consequently, at times an eReserve
reading list containing relevant articles and websites will be made available through the Library, with
a link available through MyLO.
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My Learning Online (MyLO)
Access to the MyLO online learning environment unit is required for this unit. The unit has its own
MyLO site.
To log into MyLO and access this unit, go to: http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo. To access the unit,
select BFA636. These instructions will help you to log in for the first time.
For help using MyLO go to http://www.utas.edu.au/mylo.
Technical requirements for MyLO
For help and information about setting up your own computer and web browser for MyLO, see:
http://uconnect.utas.edu.au/
While on campus, you can access the University network and MyLO via a laptop computer or other
mobile device. See: http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk/uconnect/uconnect-on-campus
MyLO can be accessed via Library computers and in computer labs on campus. See:
http://www.utas.edu.au/it/computing-distributed-systems/computer-labs-facilities-and-locations
For further technical information and help, contact the UTAS Service Desk on 6226 1818 or at
http://www.utas.edu.au/service-desk during business hours.
Learning to use MyLO
When you log into MyLO, you will see a unit called Getting Started with MyLO. Enter this unit to
learn more about MyLO, and to practise using its features.
MyLO Expectations
1.
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct across all modes of
communication, either with staff or with other students. Penalties may be imposed if the Unit
Coordinator believes that, in any instance or mode of communication, your language or
content is inappropriate or offensive. MyLO is a public forum. Due levels of respect,
professionalism and high ethical standards are expected of students at all times.
2.
Submission of assessment tasks via MyLO presumes that students have read, understood and
abide by the requirements relating to academic conduct, and in particular, those requirements
relating to plagiarism. All work submitted electronically is presumed to be “signed-off” by the
student submitting as their own work. Any breach of this requirement will lead to student
misconduct processes.
3.
MyLO is an Internet service for teaching and learning provided by the University. It is
expected that you check your units in MyLO for updates at least once a day.
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Using MyLO for BFA636
IMPORTANT!: Consistent with TSBE policy, before you are provided with access to your unit’s MyLO
resources, you must complete the Student Agreement form. To do this:
1. Access the unit’s MyLO site.
2. Locate the Begin Here folder and click on it to open it. You can find the Begin Here folder by
scrolling down until you see Content Browser OR by clicking on the Content button.
OR
3. Once you have opened the Begin Here folder, click on the Student Agreement file.
OR
4. Read the terms, then check the I agree box. You should now be able to access all available
unit content on MyLO. You only need to do this once in each MyLO unit.
Other important resources on MyLO
Students are expected to regularly check on MyLO for any updates in relation to the unit. Essentially,
MyLO has been incorporated into the delivery of this unit to enhance students’ learning experience,
by providing access to up-to-date course materials, and allowing for online discussion. In addition to
the lecture slides which are uploaded on MyLO on a weekly basis, other unit-related materials such
as supplementary readings and assessment guides can also be accessed on MyLO. Further, students
are also expected to engage in an active discussion about issues related to the unit through the
discussion forums or chat rooms that are available on MyLO: this is particularly helpful for distance
students who may utilise the facilities available on MyLO to contact their fellow distance students
and form groups to complete any group assessment tasks for this unit. In this regard, MyLO should
be treated as the unit's critical platform for learning and communication.
Student Feedback via eVALUate
At the conclusion of each unit, students will be asked to provide online responses to a number of
matters relating to the learning and teaching within that unit. All students are asked to respond
honestly to these questions, as all information received is used to enhance the delivery of future
offerings.
Changes to this Unit Based on Previous Student Feedback
No changes have been made to the Unit in this semester as a result of student feedback.
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Details of Teaching Arrangements
Workshops
A three-hour workshop will be held each week, starting in Week 1 for approximately each 60
students. The workshops will replace the lecture and tutorial delivery arrangement used for BFA636
delivery in previous years. Note however that in Week 7 only, a separate practical class will be held
in a computer laboratory, and the Week 7 workshop will be reduced to two-hours. Students are
expected to attend the same workshop each week.
Consult the class timetable found in a link at:
http://student.admin.utas.edu.au/coursesenrolment/timetable/ for the location of all your BFA636
classes.
Students will be able to select their preferred workshop time through MyLO from those available at
the time the selection is made. Access the BFA636 workshop selection through the ”Groups” option
near the top of the BFA636 MyLO site, from 1pm on Monday Week 1 (23 February). As the most
popular workshop will fill very quickly you are advised to be ready to select your workshop from
just before 1pm on 23 February, and to keep in mind your work and other commitments when you
make your selection.
For equity reasons BFA636 staff members will not remove another student from a full workshop to
accommodate you if you change your mind about the workshop you want to attend, or if you are
too late to secure a place in your preferred workshop. Note that the workshops for selection will
become visible one-by-one through MyLO from 1pm. This process will take a few minutes.
Workshop attendance will be recorded. Workshop engagement will form part of your assessment.
Communication, Consultation and Appointments
TO KEEP UP WITH ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THIS UNIT
Check the MyLO News tool every day. The unit News will appear when you first enter our unit’s
MyLO site. Alternatively, click on the News button (towards the top of the MyLO screen) at any time.
WHEN YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Consistent with the self-management learning outcomes sought for BFA636 and the MPA course, a
self-help Q&A Forum will be available on MyLO. An important aim of this discussion board is to
facilitate students to assist themselves and their classmates.
Other students may have the same question that you have. Please go to the self-help Q&A Forum on
our unit’s MyLO site. Check the posts that are already there – someone may have answered your
question already. If not, add your question as a new topic. Students are encouraged to support each
other using this forum – if you can answer someone’s question, please do. We will attempt to
respond to questions within 48 business hours. If your question is related to a personal issue or your
performance in the unit, please contact the appropriate teaching staff member by email instead.
Note however that if you have a general query about BFA636 and email it to a BFA636 staff
member, you will be asked to post it to the self-help Q&A Forum.
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WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE THAT WILL IMPACT ON YOUR STUDIES OR THE SUBMISSION OF AN
ASSESSMENT TASK
If you have a personal question related to your studies or your grades, please contact teaching staff
by email.
A NOTE ABOUT EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE
You are expected to check your UTAS email (WebMail) on a regular basis – at least three times per
week. To access your WebMail account, login using your UTAS username and password at
https://webmail.utas.edu.au/.
You are strongly advised not to forward your UTAS emails to an external email service (such as gmail
or Hotmail). In the past, there have been significant issues where this has occurred, resulting in UTAS
being blacklisted by these email providers for a period of up to one month. To keep informed, please
use your UTAS email as often as possible.
*IMPORTANT* Please email teaching staff when you have a question or issue of a personal nature,
for example, you have a family issue that is affecting your studies. For general questions about the
unit, please add them to the Q&A forum on our unit’s MyLO site. This way, other students can also
benefit from the answers.
We receive a lot of emails. Be realistic about how long it might take for us to respond. Allow at least
two (2) business days to reply. Staff are not required to respond to emails where students do not
directly identify themselves including their full enrolled name, and their ID number, are threatening
or offensive, or come from external (non-UTAS) email accounts.
When you write an email, you must include the following information. This helps teaching staff to
determine who you are and which unit you are talking about, without the need to exchange several
emails with you.
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Family name;
Enrolled name AND preferred name;
Student ID;
Unit code (i.e. BFA636)
Questions
If your question is about an assessment task, please include the assessment task
number or name.
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Assessment
Assessment Schedule
In order to pass this unit you must achieve an overall mark of at least 50% of the total available
marks. Details of each assessment item are outlined below.
Assessment Items
Due Date
Value/Weighting
3 x Individual online
quizzes
Weeks 5, 7 and 11
In total, 10%
Group presentation
One group in each
workshop will present
each week from Week
2
0%, but required
Group assignment
Week 9, due Friday
2pm
20%
Weekly individual
workshop engagement
Weekly from Week 2
10%
Final Exam
Date to be advised
60%
Link to Learning
Outcomes
 Role of AIS within
an organisation
 Analysis &
application skills
 Communicate risks
& opportunities of
AIS & IT
 Role of AIS within
an organisation
 Communicate risks
& opportunities of
AIS & IT
 Role of AIS within
an organisation
 Analysis &
application skills
 Communicate risks
& opportunities of
AIS & IT
 Relevant learning
objectives will vary
 Role of AIS within
an organisation
 Analysis &
application skills
 Communicate risks
& opportunities of
AIS & IT
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Assessment Item 1 – Online quizzes
Task Description:
Three individual online quizzes, one each on the following topics :
1. Introduction to Accounting Information Systems and business
processes
2. Business processes and documentation
3. Enterprise control and internal control
Task Length
Each consists of 20 multiple choice questions or similar, assigned at random
from a large test bank; marked immediately.
Assessment Criteria:
Marked as correct or incorrect
Designed to provide individuals with an assessment summary of their
understanding and progress in the three topics listed above in the task
description, at key points across the Semester. As is usual with MCQ
assessment, answers to individual questions will not be made available.
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
See Assessment Schedule above
Due Date:
Each to be completed between 8am to 10pm on Friday in Week 5, 7 and 11.
Once a quiz is commenced at any time within this time range, a student will
have a maximum of 30 minutes in which to complete the test.
Value:
10% in total
Assessment Item 2 – Group presentations
Task Description:
Individuals will form their own groups with their workshop members. Each
group will prepare and give one (1) brief presentation during the workshops
from Week 2-12.
Task Length
Ten minutes for each group presentation
Assessment Criteria:
Role of AIS, (oral) Communication and teamwork
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
See Assessment Schedule above
Due Date:
During the regular workshop time from Week 2 Week – Week 12 inclusive.
Value:
0% but is compulsory; a pass or fail outcome will be recorded
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Assessment Item 3 – Group assignment
Task Description:
Individuals will sign up to a small assignment group of four members
through MyLO. It is necessary for group members to come from the same
workshop.
Task Length
Strictly 2500 words including everything
Assessment Criteria:
Role of AIS, Analysis & application, (group written) Communication
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
See Assessment Schedule above
Due Date:
Friday 2pm, Week 9
Value:
20%
Assessment Item 4 – Workshop Engagement
Task Description:
At least one relevant and timely oral contribution by each student is
required in each workshop. The contribution need not be correct, but must
add value to the workshop. Contributions that are made during the last ten
minutes of the workshop may not be considered for assessment purposes,
as they are unlikely to add value at that time. The staff member’s decision
to accept a contribution for assessment is final. Note that it is not possible
to gain marks for workshop engagement without attending the relevant
workshop, regardless of the reason.
Task Length
Will vary
Assessment Criteria:
Role of AIS, Analysis & application, (group oral) Communication
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
See Assessment Schedule above
Due Date:
Weekly during workshops from Week 2 (see schedule)
Value:
10% in total
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Assessment Item 5 – Final exam
Task Description:
Will vary
Task Length
Will vary
Assessment Criteria:
See Assessment Schedule above
Link to Unit’s
Learning Outcomes:
Role of AIS, Analysis & application, (written individual) Communication
Due Date:
during regular University exam period.
Value:
60%
Your final examination for this unit will be held during the scheduled examination period as
indicated by Student Administration in correspondence to you.
Examinations will normally be scheduled Monday to Saturday inclusive. Examinations may be held
during the day or evening and students should consult the university information which will be made
available towards the end of semester.
You are advised to make any necessary arrangements with employers now for time off during the
examination period to sit this examination. Your participation at the scheduled time is not
negotiable unless there are exceptional circumstances. Note that you will be expected to sit the
examination at your recorded study centre. To find out more go to the Exams Office website:
http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/home.
Submission of Assessment Items
Lodging Assessment Items
Assignments must be submitted electronically through the relevant assignment drop box in MyLO.
Students must ensure that their name, student ID, unit code, workshop time and workshop
lecturer’s name are clearly marked on the first page. If this information is missing, the assignment
will not be accepted and, therefore, will not be marked.
Where appropriate, unit coordinators may also request students submit a paper version of their
assignments.
Please remember that you are responsible for lodging your assessment items on or before the due
date and time. We suggest you keep a copy. Even in ‘perfect’ systems, items sometimes go astray.
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Late Assessment and Extension Policy
In this Policy
1. (a) ‘day’ or ‘days’ includes all calendar days, including weekends and public holidays;
(b) ‘late’ means after the due date and time; and
(c) ‘assessment items’ includes all internal non-examination based forms of assessment
2. This Policy applies to all students enrolled in TSBE Units at whatever Campus or geographical
location.
3. Students are expected to submit assessment items on or before the due date and time specified
in the relevant Unit Outline. The onus is on the student to prove the date and time of
submission.
4. Students who have a medical condition or special circumstances may apply for an extension.
Requests for extensions should, where possible, be made in writing to the Unit Coordinator on
or before the due date. Students will need to provide independent supporting documentation
to substantiate their claims.
5. Late submission of assessment items will incur a penalty of 10% of the total marks possible for
that piece of assessment for each day, or part-day, that the assessment item is late unless an
extension had been granted on or before the relevant due date.
6. Assessment items submitted more than five (5) days late will not be accepted.
7. Academic staff do NOT have the discretion to waive a late penalty, subject to clause 4 above.
8. A penalty will apply to overlength assignments.
Academic Referencing and Style Guide
Before starting their assignments, students are advised to familiarise themselves with the following
electronic resources.
The first is the Harvard Referencing System Style Guide, which can be accessed from the UTAS
library: http://utas.libguides.com/content.php?pid=27520&sid=199808. The Harvard style is the
appropriate referencing style for this unit and the guide provides information on presentation of
assignments, including referencing styles. In your written work you will need to support your ideas
by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you
understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity.
Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty
(plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence.
The second is the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics’s Writing Assignments: A Guide,
which can be accessed at: http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources. This
guide provides students with useful information about the structure and style of assignments in the
TSBE.
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Review of Assessment and Results
Review of Internal Assessment
It is expected that students will adhere to the following policy for a review of any piece of
continuous/internal assessment. The term continuous/internal assessment includes any assessment
task undertaken across the teaching phase of any unit (such as an assignment, a workshop
presentation, and online discussion, and the like), as well as any capstone assignment or take-home
exam.
Within five (5) days of release of the assessment result a student may request a meeting with the
assessor for the purpose of an informal review of the result (in accordance with Academic
Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). During the meeting, the student should be prepared to discuss specifically the
marks for the section(s) of the marking criteria they are disputing and why they consider their
mark(s) is/are incorrect. The assessor will provide a response to the request for review within five (5)
days of the meeting.
If the student is dissatisfied with the response they may request a formal review of internal
assessment by the Head of School, with the request being lodged within five (5) days of the informal
review being completed. A Review of Internal Assessment Form is available at the following link:
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. The form must be
submitted to the TSBE Office.
Review of Final Exam/Result
In units with an invigilated exam students may request a review of their final exam result. You may
request to see your exam script after results have been released by completing the Access to Exam
Script Form, which is available from the TSBE Office, or at the following link –
http://www.utas.edu.au/business-and-economics/student-resources/forms. Your unit coordinator
will then contact you by email within five (5) working days of receipt of this form to go through your
exam script.
Should you require a review of your final result a formal request must be made only after
completing the review of exam script process list above. To comply with UTAS policy, this request
must be made within ten (10) days from the release of the final results (in accordance with
Academic Assessment Rule No. 2 Clause 22 – www.utas.edu.au/university-council/universitygovernance/rules). You will need to complete an Application for Review of Assessment Form, which
can be accessed from http://www.utas.edu.au/exams/exam-and-results-forms. Note that if you
have passed the unit you will be required to pay $50 for this review.
The TSBE reserves the right to refuse a student request to review final examination scripts should
this process not be followed.
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Further Support and Assistance
If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assessment items, have personal or lifeplanning issues, disability or illness that may affect your study, then you are advised to raise these
with your lecturer or tutor in the first instance.
If you do not feel comfortable contacting one of these people, or you have had discussions with
them and are not satisfied, then you are encouraged to contact:
DIRECTOR OF POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Name:
Dr Rob Hecker
Room:
304, Commerce Building, Sandy Bay
Email:
[email protected]
Students are also encouraged to contact their Undergraduate Student Adviser who will be able to
help in identifying the issues that need to be addressed, give general advice, assist by liaising with
academic staff, as well as referring students to any relevant University-wide support services. Please
refer to the Student Adviser listings at www.utas.edu.au/first-year/student-advisers for your
adviser’s contact details.
There is also a range of University-wide support services available to students, including Student
Centre Administration, Careers and Employment, Disability Services, International and Migrant
Support, and Student Learning and Academic Support. Please refer to the Current Students website
(available from www.utas.edu.au/students) for further information.
If you wish to pursue any matters further then a Student Advocate may be able to assist.
Information about the advocates can be accessed from www.utas.edu.au/governance-legal/studentcomplaints.
The University also has formal policies, and you can find out details about these policies from the
following link – http://www.utas.edu.au/registrar/student-complaints/.
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Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an
assignment or an examination, and any other conduct by which a student:
(a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement
to which they or that other person are not entitled; or
(b) improperly disadvantages any other student.
Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of
Student Discipline. This can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation
of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are
available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline – Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see
http://www.utas.edu.au/university-council/university-governance/ordinances.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else’s thoughts, writings or
inventions and representing them as your own, for example:
• using an author’s words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source;
• using an author’s ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation; or
• copying another student’s work.
It also means using ones’ own work from previously submitted assessment items if repeating a unit.
If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please
consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity
resources on the web at http://www.academicintegrity.utas.edu.au/ The intentional copying of
someone else’s work as one’s own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from
a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit,
a course, or the University.
The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to
a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable
works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the
original author’s permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed.
For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see
www.utas.edu.au/plagiarism/ or follow the link under ‘Policy, Procedures and Feedback’ on the
Current Students homepage.
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Workshop Schedule
Please note that the workshop schedule commences in Week 1 of semester.
Week
1
Start of Week
Taken by:
Monday 23 February
4
5
6a
Due Dates
Simkin et al, 2012,
Chapter 1
Simkin et al, 2012,
Chapter 3
Gail
Workshop 3
Group
presentations
Monday 16 March
Data and Databases
Simkin et al, 2012,
Chapter 4
Gail
Monday 23 March
Workshop engagement
Questions 4-9;4-12;4-13;
Documenting AISs
Workshop 4
Group
presentations
Simkin et al, 2012,
Chapter 6
Gail
Questions 6-2;6-15, 6-19, 6-24
Monday 30 March
AIS and business processes
Gail
Workshop engagement
Questions :7-11;7-17; 8-4; 8-16
Workshop 5
Online quiz 1
(intro to AIS,
Business
processes)
Group
presentations
Workshop 6
Group
presentations
Monday 2 March
Gail
3
Text Chapter/s
Information Accounting Systems
and accountants
Workshop engagement
Question 1-5; 1-6; 1-13;1-19; 2-2
Information Technology and
Accounting
Workshop engagement
Questions 2-12; 2-23; 2-25; 2-27;
Data Modelling
Workshop engagement
Questions 3-5; 3-6;3-19
Gail
2
Workshop Topic/s; activities
Monday 9 March
Simkin et al, 2012,
Chapter 2
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapters 7 & 8
Workshop 1;
consult timetable
for day, time and
location
Workshop 2
Group
presentations
Mid-Semester Break: 2 – 8 April 2015 inclusive
6b
7
Classes resume
Thursday 9 April
No classes
Monday 13 April
Paul
Accounting and Enterprise
controls
MYOB, Xero
Workshop engagement
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapter 10
Accounting and
Enterprise
controls
MYOB, Xero
Workshop
engagement
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Monday 20 April
Paul
9
Monday 27 April
Paul
10
Monday 4 May
Paul
11
Monday 11 May
Paul
12
Monday 18 May
Paul
13
Monday 25 May
Accounting and Enterprise
controls
Workshop engagement
Questions 10-9; 10-21; 15-13;
15-16
Lead question : 9-5
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapter 15
Internal Controls and Fraud
Workshop engagement
Question 9-3;9-13;9-15, 9-18
Lead question : 11-1
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapters 9, 11 and
12
Internal Controls, Auditing and
IT
Workshop engagement
Questions 11-15; 11-18; 12-12
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapters 9, 11 and
12
Accounting and the internet;
strategy
Workshop engagement
Questions: 14-7, 14-12, 14-28
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapter 14
Internet, Strategy and Risk
Workshop engagement
Questions 14-9; 14-10; 14-26
Simkin et al, 2012
Chapters 14.
Accounting on the
Internet, and
strategy
Review
Workshop engagement
Review
Paul
Examination Period: 6-23 June 2015
20
Accounting and
Enterprise
controls
Workshop
engagement
Questions 10-9;
10-21; 15-13;
15-16
Lead question :
9-5
Internal Controls
and Fraud
Workshop
engagement
Question 9-3;
9-13;9-15, 9-18
Lead question :
11-1
Internal Controls,
Auditing and IT
Workshop
engagement
Questions 11-15;
11-18; 12-12
Accounting and
the internet;
strategy
Workshop
engagement
Questions: 14-7,
14-12, 14-28
Internet, Strategy
and Risk
Workshop
engagement
Questions 14-9;
14-10; 14-26
Review
Workshop
engagement
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