MPAC603-21T3 (C) Term Three 2021

Advanced Management Accounting

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 30 August 2021
End Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 12 September 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 15 October 2021


To prepare and critically evaluate management accounting information for planning, budgeting, costing, controlling and decision-making by applying contemporary theory, research and practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of MPAC603: Advanced Management Accounting, students will be able to:

1. Discuss the nature of management accounting and role of management accountants in organisations.

2. Critically evaluate contemporary theories, research and practice in management accounting, particularly with respect to planning, budgeting, costing, and controlling.

3. Critique the nature, purpose, and process of budgeting and costing, including technical and behavioural issues.

4. Analyse the nature, purpose and implementation of performance management systems.

5. Critically evaluate the concepts of financial management and strategic management.

6. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of how strategy is formulated, implemented and controlled from a management accounting perspective.

In attaining these learning outcomes, students will gain an advanced understanding of theory, research and practice in management accounting, as well as be able to critique these aspects of management accounting.

Recommended preparation:  (1) MBAZ601 Managerial Accounting; and (2) MPAC606 Management (or equivalent)


Subject to the approval of the Programme Director

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 620
30 Aug - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 14 Nov

Course Coordinator

Beverley Lord

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,231.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.

All MPAC603 Occurrences

  • MPAC603-21T3 (C) Term Three 2021