PUBLIC SECTOR ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT

ACC3PAM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject critically examines the fundamental issues underlying recent developments in public sector financial management and control. These include the pursuit of efficiency and effectiveness, the development of managerial culture, the tendency toward a smaller public sector, and the growing importance of performance management. The assumptions and values underlying accounting and accountability systems in the public sector are closely examined. The subject questions the way we think about accounting in public sector organisations, focussing on recent developments in public sector domains such as health and education.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRobert Nyamori

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRobert Nyamori

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
class participation and individual tutorial activitiestotalling 1,000-words25
one group class presentation; two students per group.10-minutes per student25
one group research project; three students per group2,000 words per student50