This course focuses on computer-based financial information systems and their integration into the overall information system of an organization. Students examine accounting systems in terms of inputs and outputs from the viewpoint of users, controllers, auditors and designers. Topics include computer hardware and software, systems analysis and design, database management systems, internal control, and specific accounting and auditing computer applications. Background preparation: 3 credit hours in computer systems technology or equivalent. It is recommended that IT majors take IT 510 before enrolling in IT 685.