BUS-S400 Integration of Systems and the Business
- 16 weeks
- 3 credits
- Prerequisite(s): BUS-K 303 or BUS-K 304 with a grade of C or higher
This course takes an integrative approach to showcase how accounting applications are at the core of every organization's enterprise systems as they are vital to management and inform decision making. It prepares the future accountant or business analyst to understand how virtually every enterprise system exchanges data with an accounting system and that such systems are relied upon as the source of truth for reporting and compliance. Topics include systems selection/architecture, the role of IT in an organization, business cycles (e.g., Purchase-to-pay, Order-to-cash), internal controls, process mapping, and project management. This course offers hands-on use of enterprise systems software (e.g., SAP and Oracle NetSuite) to enable and control business processes (e.g., purchasing, sales) as well as a broader understanding of the relationship between IT and the rest of the business. The course also includes hands-on experience with process modeling (e.g., Microsoft Visio) and project management (e.g., Microsoft Project) tools.