ACCT316-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Public Management and Governance

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


This course empowers students to explore questions and issues arising in Aotearoa New Zealand and further afield as managers and governors of public service organisations go about their business in the dynamic and fast-paced contemporary environment. The 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, fulfilling social, cultural, economic, environmental and political responsibilities and persuading people to fund services through higher 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 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 329
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00 Rehua 329
19 Feb - 31 Mar
22 Apr - 2 Jun

Course Coordinator

Keith Dixon


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Learning Blogs (five @ 6% each) 30%
Team Assessment 13 May 2024 24%
Learning Reflection 03 Jun 2024 6%
Final Exam 40%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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 .

All ACCT316 Occurrences

  • ACCT316-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024