The purpose of this paper is to explore how the delivery of an accounting information system (AIS) course affects the perceptions of accounting and non-accounting students, and whether these differences are important enough to suggest the separate the delivery of this course.
A questionnaire was distributed during the last teaching weeks of the AIS course in a Cypriot University. A comparative analysis between the two study groups, i.e. accounting and non-accounting students, followed.
The findings suggest that the successful delivery of the course reinforces the positive perceptions of the accounting group, and increases the interests and the positive perceptions of the non-accountants.
Following the development of the enterprise resource planning and the hybridization of the accountants’ role, non-accountants are increasingly engaged in practices traditionally performed by financial or management accountants. That market development may motivate business schools to offer AIS courses to non-accounting students. This study addresses this unexplored topic.
Lois, P., Tabouratzi, E. and Makrygiannakis, G. (2017), "Accounting Information Systems course: perceptions of accounting and non-accounting students", EuroMed Journal of Business, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 258-268. https://doi.org/10.1108/EMJB-11-2016-0032Download as .RIS
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