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Assessment 3-Report Individual

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RATIONAL:

This assessment task contributes to 30 % of the total course grade. RATIONALE:

This assessment task is designed to help you develop an understanding of the impact of automation in a real organisation. The

task involves doing an in-depth case study by applying theoretical concepts you studied in the course. In addition, you will adopt a scholarly approach to the task by including references to support the necessary information.

COURSE    OBJECTIVES:

On completion of this course, students should be able to:

CO1. Analyse fundamental concepts, issues and benefits of information systems

CO2. Compare the potential contribution of information systems to the competitive advantage of organisations

CO3. Examine the relationship between business challenges, organisational responses and the role of information systems/technology in the business environment

CO4. Examine and evaluate the potential for e-commerce business models and systems in modern organisations

CO5. Understanding the roles and application of accounting information systems, supply chain management systems, and enterprise systems

CO6. Demonstrate how network, mobile, wireless, location and pervasive technologies can help to create new business models, processes and products and reshape and redefine organisations

CO7. Demonstrate Enterprise Skills: i) Self Management (foundation level); ii) Problem Solving (intermediate level); iii) Ethical Awareness (intermediate level); iv) Teamwork (advanced level); v) Written Communication (advanced level); vi) Oral Communication (advanced level); and vii) International Perspective (intermediate level).

ASSESSMENT    SUMMARY:

  ComponentsCourse ObjectivesWeighting (of course grade)  Due dateIndividual or pairs  DetailsSubmission process
Assignment 3-CO1,30%29 May 2022IndividualApproximatelyonline
ReportCO2,   3000words 
 CO3,     
 CO4,     
 CO5,     
 CO6     
TASK DESCRIPTION

Topic: “What does the automation, application of Information Systems and IT mean for your chosen accounting firm, what changes happened recently? What were the positive and negative outcomes?

Follow the steps below:

  • Choose an accounting professional from your network.
  • Explore the possibility of interviewing that person for about 15-20 minutes and audio record the interview. Then, fix an appointment for the interview. Please note the person’s and the organisation’s identities are not required.
  • Text Box: Page2Prepare interview questions to elicit information for the topic mentioned above. Design your questions carefully to get enough information and avoid yes/no answer questions. Frame your questions with phrases like ‘Please explain/describe..etc
  • Conduct the interview and audio record it, preferably using multiple devices.
  • Transcribe the interview to plain text format.
  • Analyse the findings and write a report.

Submit:

  1. The Report
  2. Voice recording
  3. Verbatim transcription of the interview
  4. Interview questions

Title

  • A meaningful Title

Abstract/Executive summary

  • In less than 200 words … what was the problem, how was it investigated, what did you find out, and what do your findings mean?

Table of Contents

  • A list of the major and minor sections of your report.

Introduction

  • Set the scene; provide some background information about the topic. State the aim/purpose of the investigation. Outline the body sections.

Main Body

  • Organise the sections logically: what you investigated, what you found, what interpretations and what judgements you made. Use short informative headings and subheadings.

Conclusion

  • What has been achieved, and the significance of your findings and your discussion? Have your aims been successful or not?

Recommendations

  • What do you recommend as a course of action following your conclusion?

References

  • Include at least 5 Academic References and format according to UniSA Harvard style. All academic texts must be referenced. If you find a source of not academic information, it still needs to be acknowledged accordingly.

Text Box: Page3Even though a non-academic text will not count as one of the minimum five academic references, it may still be important information in the report’s context.

  • Always cite another person’s ideas or work. If you are not sure how to do this, please access the Academic Integrity Module: www.hndassignmenthelp.com
  • In addition to helping you to avoid plagiarism, referencing also adds credibility and substance to your work, it demonstrates that you have read widely and enables you to provide evidence and information to support your ideas. For more details, refer- www.punjabassignmenthelp.com

Appendices

  • Any information (graphs, charts, tables or other data) you used in your report but did not include in the body.
  • You will be assessed on the content and presentation, which includes using appropriate language and terminology, adhering to referencing conventions, and structuring texts professionally: e.g. headings, headers and footers, cover pages, and so on.
  • Margins 2.5cm all around
    • Font 12-point Calibri or Times New Roman, including headings.
    • Single-line spacing, one clear line space between numbered and titled paragraphs.
    • Each section with an appropriate heading.
    • Header – course name, ID number.
    • Footer –page number
    • Note: These guidelines are assessed.
Assessment feedback
    INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR BUSINESS-INFS 5023 ASSESSMENT-3
  Key components of this assignmentComment by marker
Abstract/ Executive summary   Meaningful Title Table of Contents Summary of the paper What is covered in the paper States some findings or issues ( 3 marks) 
Introduction Set the scene; give some background information about the topic. State the aim/purpose of the investigation. Outline the body sections (3 marks) 
Main body Organise the sections in a logical sequence: what you investigated, what you found, what interpretations and what judgements you made. Use short informative headings and subheadings (16 marks) 
Conclusion and Recommendations What has been achieved and what is the significance of your findings and your discussion? Have your aims been successful or not? What do you recommend as a course of action following your conclusion?(3 marks) 
Presentation of the report Interview questions Clarity of the Interview Correct in-text referencing Up to date references used Easy to read Appropriate classification of contents (5 marks) 
Summary comment:
The Graduate qualities being assessed by this assignment are indicated by an X:
  XGQ1: operate effectively with and upon a body of knowledge  XGQ5: are committed to ethical action and social responsibility
XGQ2: are prepared for lifelong learningXGQ6: communicate effectively 
XGQ3: are effective problem solversGQ7: demonstrate an international perspective
XGQ4:can work both autonomously and collaboratively 
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