Directions on Project:
Guidelines on Term Project
Following are the guidelines for your Term project.
You will conduct a professional risk-based Information Systems Audit, using all audit methodology for your audit process
Selecting a Topic
Choose a mock organization you want to audit. You may go back through your textbook content and other recommended reading to familiarize yourself with the information required to complete your project.
Prepare a rough outline of the project proposal you would like to submit. Discuss the topic and draft project proposal with the instructor.
Conduct further research on the topic. Make a detailed proposal. In the project proposal you should:
Introduce the topic scenario by identifying what mock company and audit test you are performing.
Describe the methodology to be adopted for performing the test.
State the timeline for the project completion.
Include references and authorization letters as applicable for performing your audit test.
Working on the Project
You have to complete your project within the stipulated deadlines. Plan your project accordingly
While meeting the executives of a company in relation to your project, make sure you have appropriate approvals and request letters from the concerned university department or company.
Make sure your instructor approves questionnaires designed for any survey in relation to the project.
You must use any data collected in course of the research, only for the approved project. You must not share collected information with other students.
Make notes of key points during the course of research. It would save a lot of time in the preparation of the project report.
Make sure all relevant journals, magazines, papers, and books are available in the university library.
The analysis is the most critical part of the project and forms the basis for all findings. Make sure you make use of appropriate statistical tools in analysis.
Writing a Project Report
Review the style guidelines for the project report
The project report should not exceed 5,000 words
The abstract should be between 120 words
Select A4 size; page orientation should be portrait. Specify “1” margin on all sides.
Number all pages consecutively. Start every chapter on a new page.
Provide double spacing
You should use Times New Roman Font- “12” for text and “10” for footnotes. Use a larger font size for section headings.
Using APA format (7th edition) create a project report that contains:
Table of Contents
Introduction and background
Body of the report
Objectives of the project
Results – project findings
References (does not count against word count)
List of figures and tables
Index words (if required)