Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Student Performance in Accounting Information Systems: Correlation with Courses Taken in Computer Science

This paper examines the influence of several variables on student performance in undergraduate courses in AIS. The primary relationship examined is the number of computer science courses (beyond the required prerequisite courses) taken prior to taking the first AIS course. The study results indicated that the following variables were significant in determining students? grades in AIS: grade in Intermediate Accounting I, class level (junior versus senior), SAT score in mathematics, and gender. The number of computer science courses (beyond the required prerequisite courses) was not significant. The mean AIS grade obtained by those students who received higher grades in computer science course(s) were significantly higher than for those students who performed poorly in these courses.