Paper – 7 : Enterprise Information Systems and Strategic – CA Intermediate/ IPC Syllabus

PAPER – 7 : ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.

(One paper – Three hours – 100 Marks)

SECTION A : ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS (50 MARKS)

Objective: To develop an understanding of technology enabled Information Systems and their impact on enterprise-wide processes, risks and controls.

Contents:

1. AUTOMATED BUSINESS PROCESSES

(i) Introduction to Enterprise Business Processes, Benefits, Risks and Controls;
(ii) Diagrammatic representation of business processes using Flowcharts;
(iii) Risks and controls for specific business processes: Procure to pay (P2P), Order to cash, Inventory Cycle, Hire to Retire, Supply Chain Management, Fixed Assets etc.
(iv) Applicable regulatory and compliance requirements including computer related offences, privacy, cyber-crime, Sensitive Personal Data Information of Information Technology Act, 2000




2. FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS

(i) Integrated (ERP) and non-integrated systems with related risks and controls;
(ii) Business process modules and their integration with Financial and Accounting systems.
(iii) Reporting Systems and MIS, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
(iv) Business Reporting and fundamentals of XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language).
(v) Applicable regulatory and compliance requirements

3. INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ITS COMPONENTS

(i) Components of Automated Information Systems: Application Systems, Database, Network and Operating System with related risks and controls.
(ii) Mapping of Organization structure with segregation of duties in Information Systems.

4. E-COMMERCE, M-COMMERCE AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

(i) Components and Architecture of E-Commerce and M-Commerce with related risks and controls
(ii) Business process flow with its related risks and controls
(iii) Applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
(iv) Emerging technologies with its related risks and controls




5. CORE BANKING SYSTEMS

(i) Components and Architecture of CBS and related risks and controls
(ii) Core modules of banking and Business process flow and its related risks and controls
(iii) Reporting Systems and MIS, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
(iv) Applicable regulatory and compliance requirements

SECTION B: STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (50 MARKS)

Objective: To develop an understanding of strategic management concepts and techniques and acquire the ability to apply the same in business situations.

Contents

1. Introduction to Strategic Management

(i) Business Policy
(ii) Meaning and Nature of Strategic management
(iii) Business Strategy
(iv) Strategic Levels in Organizations
(v) Strategic Management in Government and Not-for-profit organization

2. Dynamics of Competitive Strategy

(i) Competitive Landscape
(ii) Strategic Analysis
(iii) Industry and Competitive Analysis
(iv) Core Competence
(v) Competitive Advantage
(vi) Internal and External Analysis
(vii) SWOT Analysis
(viii) Globalization




3. Strategic Management Process

(i) Strategic Planning
(ii) Strategic Intent – Vision, Mission and Objectives
(iii) Strategy Formulation

4. Corporate Level Strategies

(i) Concepts and Nature of Corporate Strategy
(ii) Strategic Alternatives at Corporate Level
a) Growth
b) Stability
c) Expansion
d) Business Combinations – Mergers and Acquisitions
e) Strategic Alliances
f) Turnaround
g) Retrenchment and Retreat

5. Business Level Strategies

(i) Competitive Strategies at Business Level
(ii) Michael Porter’s Generic Strategies
(iii) Best-Cost Provider Strategy

6. Functional Level Strategies

(i) Marketing Strategy
(ii) Financial Strategy
(iii) Operations Strategy
(iv) Human Resource Strategy
(v) Research and Development




7. Organisation and Strategic Leadership

(i) Organisation Structure
(ii) Strategic Business Unit
(iii) Strategic Leadership
(iv) Strategy Supportive Culture
(v) Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

8. Strategy Implementation and Control

(i) Strategy Implementation
(ii) Strategic Change
(iii) Strategic Control
(iv) Strategy Audit
(v) Business Process Reengineering
(vi) Benchmarking

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