ACCT316-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Public Management and Governance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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 governance in several service and institutional contexts, including how management accounting and managerial finance figure in the contexts in question
*  Relevant practices (e.g. governance, planning and budgeting, performance measurement and management, transparency and accountability, evaluation, costing and pricing of services, the sharing of funding between service users and specific and general taxes) in such contexts
*  Skills inherent in group working and group project outcomes (including communicating, negotiating, coordinating, presenting, other inter-personal skills entailed in administrative and governance 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 45 points at 200-level or above.


ACIS316, AFIS316, AFIS516, POLS316

Equivalent Courses

ACIS316, and AFIS316

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 443
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 30 Apr
8 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 443
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 121 (5/5)
Jack Erskine 101 (5/5)
1 May - 7 May

Course Coordinator

Keith Dixon


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Learning Blogs 30% Five @ 6% each
Final Exam 36%
Team Assessment 26%
Learning Reflection 8%

A minimum of 45 marks out of 100 is required in the final exam in order to obtain a pass grade.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $868.00

International fee $4,075.00

* 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 departments and faculties page .

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