Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 1

Volume 1, Number 4, Pages 6-10

June 1989

Using LOTUS to Build an Accounting Information System

Gerry Gingrich
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a teaching methodology developed to deliver fundamental principles of management information systems (MIS). The methodology is used in the MIS core course taught in an undergraduate school of business. It is a LOTUS 1-2-3 project consisting of two independent but related components: (1) a set of exercises which develop students’ computing abilities and spreadsheet knowledge and (2) a set of instructions for building a partial accounting information system. Student work through the exercises and then build the accounting system. The excises and instructions for building the accounting system are described first. Then the strengths of the methodology are discussed.

Keywords: Teaching methodology, Management information systems, LOTUS, Accounting information systems

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Recommended Citation: Gingrich, G. (1989). Using LOTUS to Build an Accounting Information System. Journal of Information Systems Education, 1(4), 6-10.