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Turnitin Credentials ID: 10902077  & Code: fall2015


Course Description:

The course reviews the manual and automated records, documents, procedures and controls used in business systems.  Emphasis is placed on use of information technology in financial accounting, decision-making, and auditing.  Topics also include impact and use of information technology in the financial services sector, including exposure to and experience with different kinds of financial services software applications.  The course utilizes examples in networks, information technology, and information systems and deals with certain microeconomic topics important to these industries. The focus is on incentives and decision making by individuals and firms and the aggregation of these decision-making agents into industries and markets.


Course Objectives:

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Apply concepts and practices of Business Information Systems in real business scenarios.
  2. Understand the unique internal control challenges presented by computerized systems.
  3. Utilize the latest software used in the business environment.
  4. Learn about technology’s impact on banking and markets.
  5. Understand financial automation and how industry continues to be altered by telecommunications and information systems
  6. Be able to apply the gained knowledge in real-world financial service contexts.
  7. Be exposed to microeconomic principles and managerial economics applications.


Course Prerequisites:

  • Financial Accounting.
  • Managerial Accounting.
  • Introduction to Microeconomics.


Required Reading/Textbooks:

  • Accounting Information Systems, 12th Edition, by Mashall B. Romney & Paul John Steinbart, Prentice Hall, 2012. (AIS)

Recommended Reading/Textbooks:

  • Management Information Systems, 12th Edition, by Ken Laudon and Jane Laudon, Prentice Hall, 2011. Prentice Hall. (MIS)
  • Practical Management Science, Fourth Edition, by Wayne L. Winston and S. Christian Albright, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012. (PMS)

Course Schedule:

Session Topic(s) Readings
  1 Overview of Business Information Systems.

Systems Documentation Techniques.

(AIS) Chapters 1 and 3
  2 Relational Databases. (AIS) Chapter 4
  3 Control and (AIS) Chapters 5, 6
  4 Audit of AIS (AIS) Chapters 7 and 11
  5 The Revenue Cycle.

The Expenditure Cycle.

(AIS) Chapters 12 and 13
  6 The Production Cycle.

The Human Resources Management Cycle.

(AIS) Chapters 14, 15
  7 Mid term Exam  
  8 General Ledger and Reporting System.

Systems Development.

(AIS) Chapters 16, 20
  9 Systems Development. (AIS) Chapters 21 and 22
  10 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Transaction

Processing Systems (TPS).

(AIS) Chapter 2
  11 E-Commerce (MIS) Chapter 10
  12 Alpha Web – Platform Presentation  
  13 Information Systems Controls for System Reliability (AIS) Chapter 8, 9 and 10
  14 “Project” Presentations and Reports Submissions.
  15 Final Exam


Grading Policy:

Your grade will depend on your performance regarding attendance and participation, assignments, exams, and a term project as explained below.  You should read the instructions for each of the activity carefully and ensure that you understand their implications fully.  If part of any of the work is not clear to you, contact me right away and I will answer any questions you might have.

Class Attendance & Participation 5% & Lab Exercise 5% 10%
Assignments 15%
Term Project 20%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 35%


Class Attendance and Participation (CAP 5%) + Lab Exercises 5% :  (10% of your course grade)

A 10% of your grade will be assigned to the quantity and quality of your participation in class. Attendance and attention is necessary to participate – necessary but not sufficient. Participation includes, but is not limited to, class discussions and in-class group activities.  Your ‘CAP’ score is NOT AN ENTITLEMENT; it must be earned. Assume that the average grade will be about a “C”, that a higher score must be EARNED, and that it is POSSIBLE TO FAIL the CAP portion of the course.


Assignments (15% of your course grade)

I will announce homework assignments, usually based on the chapters/material posted on the website, including the due dates. Assignments must be submitted as specified to be considered on-time. Late assignments are accepted with the following penalties: -50% if submitted the next day it is due, and -10% for each day late after that. It is highly recommended that the appropriate software to be used in solving the exercises.  No hand written solutions will be accepted.


Exams (55% of your course grade, 20% Midterm Exam and 35% the Final Exam)

There are two exams in this course which, at the instructor’s option, may consist of objective (multiple choice, true-false) and / or subjective (case analyses, essay questions, etc.) questions.   There will be no make-up exams given. The exams will neither be held earlier than scheduled nor after the scheduled exam date.   Unless otherwise noted, all exams are closed-book and closed-notes and cover the assigned materials specified in the Class Schedule.  Be familiar with these materials prior to taking the exam. Keeping up with the Learning Objectives is the best way to prepare for the objective sections of the exams. Simply memorizing the Learning Objectives, however, will NOT guarantee a passing grade.  Electronic devices are STRICTLY PROHIBITED during the exams.


Term Project: (20% of your course grade)

The term project is an analysis of a case study that will be confirmed by the instructor.  The case study will consist of a business scenario that will need the implementation of the business information systems theory and practice.  Software introduced during class lectures should be used in your analysis and presentation.   You will prepare a presentation and submit a report at the last class session prior to final exam.  Group projects are encouraged.


Grading Scale

The official University of New York Tirana grading scale will be used and is as follows:

Grade Grade Points 100-point Scale*
A 4.0 96-100
A- 3.67 90-95
B+ 3.33 87-89
B 3.0 83-86
B- 2.7 80-82
C+ 2.3 77-79
C 2.0 73-76
C- 1.7 70-72
D+ 1.3 67-69
D 1.0 63-66
D- 0.7 60-62
F 0.0 <=59



Policy on Academic Honesty

All students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the University’s policy on Academic Honesty.

Plagiarism and cheating are extremely serious offenses and are not tolerated in the University of New York Tirana.  Students who admit to having committed such offenses, or who are found guilty of them by the Academic Review Board, are subject to dismissal.

Plagiarism:  Plagiarism is an attempt to claim as our own, ideas or writings that originate with others – is a serious offense against the academic community.  Plagiarism is not lessened by paraphrase or even by an extensive rewriting of another’s work.  Whenever ideas or words are borrowed, the student must give credit by citing the source.  All credentialed sources of information must be documented in order to give proper credit to the author.  In addition to traditional sources of information (e.g., books, journals, magazine and news articles), this includes information accessed electronically through the Internet or other sources.

Cheating:  All work performed by a student to satisfy course or degree requirements must be the student’s original work.  This includes courses taught in any type of environment, including over the Internet.  When plagiarism or cheating is found to have occurred, the grade for the course or the work submitted is subject to change.

Academic Integrity:  Academic integrity standards and consequences apply to all dimensions of student behavior, including but not limited to assignment submissions, attendance records, and statements or representations about your own or another’s performance.

If at any time you submit work that was prepared by another student or other person (even if only in part) as your own, or if you in any way solicit or lift information from another student during an exam, or if you use external reference material during an exam without prior instructor permission, or if you plagiarize or fail to provide sufficient citation of the original author, the instructor will: (1) assign an “F” as your final grade for the summer semester and (2) notify the University of New York Tirana Rector’s Office so that a formal disciplinary procedure will be instituted.


Learning Difficulties

If you feel that you have encountered special learning difficulties or serious problems that interfere with your studies, please make an appointment with UNYT Counseling Center, Dr. E Cenko ( and/or the Academic Support Center, Dr. A Canollari (  For more information, please contact me and or your academic advisor.

Faculty: Arts & Sciences.

Department: Comp.Science.

Grade: Undergraduate.

Majors: Computer Sciences.

Study Fileds: Management of Information Systems.

Course Year: 2.

Course Program: UNYT.

Scheduele: WED 09-12:00

Instructor: Gezim Rojba


Prerequisite: Managerial Accounting