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Database coverage in the accounting information system course in Malaysia

Selamat, Mohamad Hisyam and Abdullah, Akilah and Ahmad, Saudah (2000) Database coverage in the accounting information system course in Malaysia. In: Seminar on Accounting and Information Technology, Strengthening the accounting profession in the new millennium : Issues, Opportunities and Threats, 13-14 November 2000, Convention Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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This paper reports the results of a survey that examines the extent of coverage of database management systems concept and topics in the undergraduate accounting information systems (AIS) course in Malaysian universities. Broad area surveyed are basic database terminology, database models, designing and optimizing a database, security and control of database systems, and implementation, administration and evaluation of database management systems. Bloom's taxonomy (Bloom, 1956) is used to asses the level of coverage of each topic.The results show that despite the 1986 recommendations of the AAA Committee on Contemporary Approaches to Teaching AIS and recent changes in the accounting profession, it appears that large numbers of Malaysian universities are not covering fundamental concepts and topics in the area of database management systems.On the other hand, the level of coverage is relatively high among those universities which incorporate database concepts and topics into their AIS courses where more than 60 percent of the items are covered at the analysis level and above.This trend seem to be parallel with the growth of information technology and increasing importance of database tools and techniques in practise.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Hisyam Selamat
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2016 08:53

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