ACCT316-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Public Management and Governance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


Where does your water come from? How can you manage, control and account a hospital? If you were elected to a regional council, how would you balance farming, fishing, tourism and conservation interests? This course examines how public services are governed and managed locally, nationally and internationally, bringing in such challenges as achieving consensus among publics with differing politics and competing interests, making the most of scarce resources, recovering from natural disasters and persuading people to fund services through taxation.

Learning Outcomes

Having engaged in learning during the course, students will be able to exemplify and discuss with some critical awareness:
*  The nature and scope of public management and governanace in several service and institutional contexts, including how accounting and finance figure in the contexts in question
*  Relevant practices (e.g. governance, planning and budgeting, performance measurement and management, transparency and accountability, evaluation) in such contexts
*  Skills inherent in group working and group project outcomes (including communication, negotiating, coordinating, presenting, other inter-personal skills entailed in accounting practice), and questioning and evaluating the work of other individuals and groups.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


Any 75 points from ACCT, ECON, EURA, EURO, FINC, INFO, MGMT, MKTG, POLS, LAWS206. At least 45 of these points must be at 200-level.


ACIS316, AFIS316, AFIS516, POLS316

Equivalent Courses

ACIS316, and AFIS316

Course Coordinator

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the departments and colleges page


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Learning Reflections 24% Four @ 6% each
Team Assessment 26%
Final Exam 50%

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,513.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

All ACCT316 Occurrences

  • ACCT316-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019