George Durler

Professor of Accounting

Course Information

Fall 2016
Dr. Durler's weekly tentative schedule including office hours.   Dr. Durler's office is now 311, Cremer Hall THIRD floor
AC 353
Accounting Information Systems
CH 315
MWF 2:00 - 2:50
Accounting Information Systems: A Practitioner Approach, 8th edition, by Heagy, Lehmann & Du from Textbook Media Press.  ISBN: 1-930789-82-3 
This book has some shortcomings but it is CONSIDERABLY cheaper than alternatives.  Material will be supplemented with additional items on Canvas
Tentative syllabus for the course
AC 413
CH 315
TR 9:30 - 10:50
Auditing and Assurance Services, 9th Ed. Messier, Glover, and Prawitt. McGraw Hill Loose Leaf 9e w/ACL CD  ISBN 978-125-916231-2
This book is also available in hardcover -- see the McGraw-Hill website for more information.
Note that there is a 10th edition in print but this edition does not include the new PCAOB reorganized standards and is therefore already out of date.  I see no reason to have students purchase a book that is not any more up-to-date than the previous edition.
However the bookstore has informed me that the publisher will only supply the 10th.  Please check with the bookstore about used copies of the 9th edition.  
Tentative syllabus for the course
AC 860
Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Online course
Data Science for Business: What You Need to Know about Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking 1st Edition
by Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett O'Reilly Media, August 19, 2013.   ISBN: 978-1449361327
SQL: Learn SQL In A DAY! - The Ultimate Crash Course to Learning the Basics of SQL In No Time  Acodemy.  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform September 9, 2015. ISBN: 978-1517264314  (be sure to get the paperback and not the electronic version)
Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know 1st edition. by P.W. Singer and Allan Friedman.  Oxford University Press January 3, 2014 ISBN:  978-0199918119
XBRL: Potential Opportunities and Issues for Internal Auditors by Glen L. Gray with XML/XBRL Tutorial by Clinton E. White Jr. The Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, December 2005 ISBN:  978-0894135880.  This book is not available from the bookstore, order it  from, or another site if you can find it.  Make sure it is the Glen L. Gray book with the right ISBN

Topics planned as of 7/25/16 are:  Big Data and database queries, Enterprise Resource Planning using a SAP project, IT security and IT Audit, and XBRL  There may be other or additional topics and books. 
Tentative syllabus for the course.  Very tentative as this is a new course for Dr. Durler with all new material from previous semesters too.

Access to all supplemental course materials is through Canvas
Information related to semester courses is provided through a secure server accessible only to students enrolled in my courses.   This server requires each student to have a username and password.  You can also access Canvas through BuzzIn in which case you do not have to separately login to Canvas.  Check with Dr. Durler if you do not know how to access Canvas or BuzzzIn.

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Revised 7/25/2016