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Bachelor of Banking, Finance and Technology

Bachelors Degree BBFinTech
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Get ahead of the fintech revolution with New Zealand's first specialist fintech degree.

360 points, 3 years


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Why study a BBFinTech?

This specialist degree will equip you for a career in the cutting-edge world of fintech, where new technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and crytpocurrencies are shaking up the banking and finance sectors.

You will gain expertise in financial markets, digital finance, banking operations, automated trading, as well as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity, impact investing, and more.

At Waikato, our lecturers have international expertise in this field, and degree content will be continuously refreshed to ensure it remains up-to-the-minute.

In the last decade, the digitisation of global financial systems has led to the meteoric growth of new technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies (eg. Bitcoin).

Discover how these innovations are transforming the way that people exchange financial data to pay for goods and services directly from their phone, transfer funds, borrow money, and even make financial investments with apps like Sharesies.

There are diverse career opportunities in the world of fintech for our graduates.

These include startup businesses disrupting the sector, retail/investment banks, consulting firms, large organisations with finance teams, and central banks like RBNZ that develop policies and regulate digital currencies.

Career Opportunities

  • Banker (investment or commercial)
  • Business analyst / consultant
  • Central bank manager (eg. RBNZ)
  • Digital business manager
  • Financial advisor / analyst
  • Fintech entrepreneur
  • Fintech specialist
  • Management consultant
  • Policy Advisor
  • Portfolio or wealth manager
  • Sharebroker

360 points, 3 years


Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)

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Get ahead of the fintech revolution

Build advanced knowledge of financial markets, digital finance, banking operations, and cybersecurity practices.

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AI and automated trading

Artificial intelligence (AI) has made it possible to automatically trade stocks and bonds using computer algorithms.

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Fusion of finance and technology

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are transforming how people exchange data to pay for goods or invest in shares.

More course details

The fintech revolution means that global financial transactions are now faster, cheaper, more secure, and 100% traceable. The landscape is constantly evolving, creating new opportunities, risks and rewards for market players, banks, and government regulators.

Throughout your journey at Waikato, you will be immersed in hands-on learning experiences that prepare you for a career in the fintech sector.

Experience our brand-new Finance Trading Lab, where you can enjoy the thrill of investing and asset trading using industry simulation software.

With the BBFinTech degree, you will develop a well-rounded set of skills in financial analysis and modelling, risk assessment, and data management. You will also gain some capabilities in business analytics and financial econometrics.

Students will also consider the growing popularity of impact investing, where people invest into a profitable business (such as forestry or solar power) that aims to achieve social or environmental goals, while still generating a financial return.

Why study Fintech at Waikato?

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Master the art of finance trading

Step into our brand-new Finance Trading Lab, where you can sharpen your investing and asset trading skills using industry simulation software.

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Real-world industry exposure

Gain practical, hands-on experience in your third year by working on a real project for a fintech start-up, bank, or consulting firm.

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Top 1% global ranking

Waikato Management School is in the top 1% of business schools globally with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation, which we've held since 2005.

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Student clubs in WMS

Waikato Management School has a vibrant student culture. Getting involved with a student club - such as WMSSA or Beta Alpha Psi - is a great way to make new friends, gain new skills, enjoy fun social events, and meet people from industry.

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Management Student Centre

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
MSB.1.50, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, University of Waikato, Hamilton