Department of Business and Economics
Dean:Dr. Jón Þór Sturluson
Email:vd@ru.is
Website:http://www.ru.is/vd
TeachersView
MSc in Innovation Management - 90 ECTS
Semesters:3
Years:1
ETCS:90
About majorMeistaranám í stjórnun nýsköpunar leggur áherslu á nýsköpun og frumkvöðlastarfssemi. Nemendur öðlast hæfni til að að stýra nýsköpunarstarfimismunandi skipulagsheilda við þróun á nýjum ferlum, vörum og þjónustu, ásamt því að nemendur geti leitt frumkvöðlastarf á breiðum grunni, þar á meðal til að stofna ný fyrirtæki. Námið eflir þekkingu og næmni nemenda fyrir nýjum tækifærum, þjálfar skapandi og lausnamiðaða nálgun og miðar að því að nemendur geti gert slíkar lausnir að veruleika.    
Learning OutcomesView
Degree titleMSc in Innovation Management
Legend
Mandatory course on majorTeaching language
Optional course on majorPrerequisites for course
Print
Vorönn/Spring 2024
More infoConsumer BehaviorElectiveV-712-COBEECTS 3,75
More infoInnovation ManagementCoreV-713-INNMECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness EthicsCoreV-714-BETHECTS 3,75
More infoEntrepreneurship and Innovation in ContextCoreV-715-ENICECTS 3,75
More infoBusiness Process ManagementElectiveV-716-BPMAECTS 7,5
More infoFixed Income AnalysisElectiveV-716-FINCECTS 3,75
More infoImplementation of information systemsElectiveV-717-IMISECTS 3,75
More infoEntrepreneurial FinanceCoreV-733-ENTRECTS 7,5
More infoBranding and Strategic MarketingElectiveV-741-BRANECTS 7,5
More infoStrategic HRM and MetricsElectiveV-745-STRAECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoCases in corporate financeElectiveV-763-COR2ECTS 7,5
More infoFinancial Reporting and Accounting Standards IIElectiveV-765-FIR2ECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Research Methodology ICoreV-765-REM1ECTS 3,75
More infoApplied DerivativesElectiveV-766-APDEECTS 7,5
More infoConsolidated Financial StatementsElectiveV-767-SAREECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Intelligence and AnalyticsElectiveV-784-REK5ECTS 7,5
More infoCorporate LawElectiveV-802-BULAECTS 7,5
More infoBusiness Research Methodology IICoreV-825-REM2ECTS 3,75
More infoTourism MarketingElectiveV-840-TOMAECTS 7,5
More infoTraining and DevelopmentElectiveV-840-TRDEECTS 3,75
More infoAccounting for derivatives and other financial instrumentsElectiveV-871-AFLEECTS 7,5
More infoMaster´s Thesis - partial submissionElectiveV-888-THHLECTS 15
More infoResearch ProposalCoreV-898-REPRECTS 0
More infoMaster´s ThesisCoreV-898-THESECTS 30
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Sumar/Summer 2024
More infoAccounting Fraud and ForensicsElectiveV-722-AFORECTS 7,5
More infoNegotiations and SalesElectiveV-744-NEGOECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoCross-cultural CommunicationElectiveV-756-CRCOECTS 7,5
More infoManagement AccountingElectiveV-793-MAACECTS 7,5
More infoBehavioral FinanceElectiveV-803-BEFIECTS 3,75
More infoInformation Technology in AccountingElectiveV-804-INTAECTS 7,5
Year
1. yearPrint
SemesterSummer 2024
Level of courseN/A
Type of courseElective
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites.
ScheduleNo schedule found.
Lecturer
Einar Örn Sigurjónsson
Jón Bjarki Gunnarsson
Sunna Dóra Einarsdóttir
Content
The purpose of the course is to provide students with profound knowledge in accounting information systems and with skills and competences to design, implement, use and manage accounting information systems. In this context, the course addresses accounting information systems in the context of both management accounting and financial reporting.

The following topics and concepts are covered:
The use of information technology is an integrated part of business management. One of the primary information systems in the company is the accounting information system where information technology plays a crucial role. Small companies typically use simple accounting information systems with little functionality, while larger companies use accounting information systems that are integrated with other modules such as sales, distribution, purchasing and human resource (i.e. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems). In an integrated environment, the accounting information system supports the business processes, registers information throughout the process and aims at real time reporting to decision makers. Looking at accounting information systems being offered from vendors such as SAP, Microsoft Business Solutions, and Oracle the trend is towards more integration regardless of company size. Generally, accounting information systems need to be designed to safeguard company assets and secure quality of information. Here, safeguarding assets means securing data, preventing and/or detecting internal or external fraud as well as protecting the accounting information system from external threats such as hackers and physical damage. Securing quality of information means minimizing the risk of erroneous or wrong data entering the system and detecting it should it happen anyway. Safeguarding assets and securing information quality is done by using internal control systems and activities including controls specifically aimed at the information system as well as controls that are broader in nature. This includes separation of duties, application controls, validation checks and authorizations. Developments in information technology and accounting information systems require employees with knowledge of how information systems and accounting unite. This includes, e.g., accountants, controllers, consultants and auditors.
Learning outcome - Objectives
The student should:
- Know the central elements of corporate information systems including ERP systems
- Describe the role and integration of accounting systems in ERP systems
- Present the main business processes of a company and describe how these are supported by an ERP system
- List the main risks that ERP/accounting information systems face and the control categories and types that can be used to minimize these risks
- Know the main steps in information system audits
- Describe the main steps in the selection and implementation of ERP systems including accounting information systems

The student should:
- Match control types to threats
- Identify control weaknesses in descriptions of IT-supported business processes
- Propose controls to match risks in IT-supported business processes
- Design simple dataflow diagrams and flowcharts
- Interpret data flow diagrams and flowcharts describing information systems

The student should:
- Evaluate the need for different types of controls in a given IT-supported business process
- Evaluate the adequacy of internal control structures in various IT-supported business processes
- Plan the main steps of an overall information system audit
- Plan the main steps of an ERP selection and implementation project

Course assessment

Reading material
No reading material found.
Teaching and learning activities

Language of instructionIcelandic
More infoOccupational Health PsychologyElectiveV-816-OHPSECTS 3,75
More infoSustainable FinanceElectiveV-817-SUFIECTS 3,75
More infoSustainable LeadershipElectiveV-836-SLEAECTS 3,75
More infoDesign Thinking for Information Security: An Interdisciplinary ApproachElectiveV-847-THISECTS 7,5
More infoVenture CapitalElectiveV-875-VENTECTS 7,5
More infoMaster´s Thesis - partial submissionElectiveV-888-THHLECTS 15
More infoMaster´s ThesisCoreV-898-THESECTS 30
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Haustönn/Fall 2024
More infoIntroduction to Management and Business ConceptsElectiveV-700-IMBUECTS 0
More infoCreative Approaches and Entrepreneurial MindsetsCoreV-702-CREMECTS 7,5
More infoInnovation and Entrepreneurship: A field of knowledge and practiceCoreV-703-INENECTS 7,5
More infoFundamentals in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementElectiveV-704-FTHMECTS 7,5
More infoFinancial Reporting and Accounting Standards IElectiveV-705-FIR1ECTS 7,5
More infoAuditing, Auditing Standards and Ethics in Accounting and AuditingElectiveV-706-AUD1ECTS 7,5
More infoStrategic ManagementCoreV-712-STJOECTS 7,5
More infoOrganizational PsychologyElectiveV-715-ORPSECTS 7,5
More infoStaffing: from recruitment to terminationElectiveV-730-STRTECTS 7,5
More infoLabour lawElectiveV-731-LALAECTS 3,75
More infoDigital and Information System ManagementElectiveV-732-DIGIECTS 7,5
More infoChange management and leadershipElectiveV-736-CMLEECTS 7,5
More infoInternational MarketingElectiveV-736-INMAECTS 7,5
More infoFundamentals in Accounting and FinanceElectiveV-737-FAFIECTS 7,5
More infoAdvanced and digital marketingElectiveV-738-ADDMECTS 7,5
More infoEnterprise ArchitecturesElectiveV-746-ENARECTS 7,5
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoInternational FinanceElectiveV-767-INTFECTS 7,5
More infoCorporate TaxationElectiveV-772-TAX1ECTS 7,5
More infoPerformance ManagementElectiveV-830-PEMAECTS 3,75
More infoPortfolio ManagementElectiveV-862-PORTECTS 7,5
More infoMaster´s Thesis - partial submissionElectiveV-888-THHLECTS 15
More infoResearch ProposalCoreV-898-REPRECTS 0
More infoMaster´s ThesisCoreV-898-THESECTS 30
More infoExchange StudiesElectiveX-699-EXCHECTS 30
Vorönn/Spring 2025
More infoInternshipElectiveV-748-INTEECTS 7,5
More infoTopics in Emerging TechnologiesElectiveV-819-TEMTECTS 3,75