Finance is about making better investment decisions with money, shares and other assets to generate wealth, and helping organisations add value for their shareholders. You'll develop a broad understanding of how the world's financial markets operate, and gain the analytical skills required for a well-paid career in the financial/business sectors anywhere in the world.

Finance is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business (BBus) and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons))[1]. Finance may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Finance as a single major for the BBus, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Finance, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete FINAN101, MATHS168, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN204, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 15 points from FINAN303, FINAN304 or FINAN306 and one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399.

To complete Finance as part of a double major for the BBus, or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Finance, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete FINAN101, MATHS168, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN204, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 15 points from FINAN303, FINAN304 or FINAN306.

To complete a minor in Finance, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Finance major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete FINAN101.

NOTES:

[1] There will be no new enrolments into the BMS(Hons) from 2024. Students who commenced a BMS(Hons) in 2023 or prior should contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

Note:

Students that have a total of 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in Mathematics, Statistics or Calculus can replace MATHS168 with one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101 or STMGT101.

Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Finance papers

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FINAN101 Introduction to Finance right arrow

This paper introduces the three core areas of finance - financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24H (Hamilton) & 24VB (National Economics University, Vietnam) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
MATHS168 Preparatory Mathematics right arrow

Basic algebraic concepts and an introduction to Calculus and Statistics. This paper provides a last chance for students to correct a weak background...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24JS (Hamilton)
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FINAN200 Financial Management 1 right arrow

This paper deals with the principles and practice of financial management. It examines corporate capital budgeting, capital structure theory...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN202 Investments 1 right arrow

This paper deals with the principles and practice of investment analysis. Building upon the concepts of risk-return trade-offs and the efficient...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN204 Entrepreneurial Finance right arrow

This paper investigates the key issues relating to small business finance, especially in New Zealand. Empirical evidence, theoretical models and...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
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FINAN302 Investments 2 right arrow

This paper extends student competency in the valuation of fixed income securities, equities and alternative investments, portfolio performance...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN303 Computer Modelling in Finance right arrow

This paper introduces the use of spreadsheets and programming in building appropriate and credible financial models useful for analysts and managers...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24G (Hamilton) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN304 Financial Risk Management right arrow

This paper develops student understanding of risk markets and how financial institutions and firms manage risk exposure, including interest rate...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24H (Online) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN305 Financial Management 2 right arrow

As a second paper in financial management, this paper further examines a firm's capital structure policy, dividend and pay-out policy, short-term...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN306 Capital Markets and Financial Institutions right arrow

This paper provides students with an introduction to Australasian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
FINAN399 Applied Project in Finance right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24X (Online) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
WSAFE396 Management Internship right arrow

The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
WSAFE399 Report of an Investigation right arrow

This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) & 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) & 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga)
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ACCTP570 Accounting Systems and Processes right arrow

This paper covers the form and function of financial statements and how financial transactions are recorded through the understanding of accounting...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24H (Hamilton)
ECONS528 Econometric Topics: Macroeconomics and Finance right arrow

This paper provides students with theoretical and practical skills in econometrics that should enable them to carry out a wide range of applied...

15 24A (Hamilton)
ECONS543 Applied Econometrics right arrow

A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.

15 24B (Hamilton)
FINAN500 Financial Management and Institutions right arrow

This paper provides students with a deep understanding of banking and financial services sector, focusing on their role in the functioning and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
FINAN504 International Corporate Finance right arrow

This paper deals with finance subject matters faced by multinational corporations. The course examines exchange rate determinations, currency...

15 No occurrences
FINAN506 Corporate Finance right arrow

This paper is designed to prepare students to develop the leadership skills necessary for making optimal corporate financial decisions.

15 24B (Hamilton)
FINAN508 Investments and Financial Markets right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to the structure and functioning of equity, bond markets, and derivative markets.

15 24B (Hamilton)
FINAN509 Financial Modelling right arrow

This paper develops student skills in the effective use of spreadsheets and programming in building appropriate and credible financial models useful...

15 24B (Hamilton)
FINAN511 Advanced Corporate Finance right arrow

This paper presents advanced corporate finance theory pertaining to the cost of capital, capital structures, dividend policies, leasing, IPOs, and...

30 24B (Hamilton)
FINAN512 Investments and Portfolios right arrow

This paper presents advanced portfolio theory and develops student competency in portfolio analysis. Students are required to complete an empirical...

30 24A (Hamilton)
FINAN515 International Finance right arrow

This paper develops student understanding of foreign exchange markets within the international financial/monetary system, and examines the role...

15 24H (Hamilton)
FINAN518 Financial Risk Management right arrow

This advanced paper utilising the latest research pertaining to financial risk develops student skills in managing financial risk exposure, including...

15 24G (Hamilton)
FINAN519 Derivatives right arrow

This paper aims to enhance students' ability to understand and analyse derivatives beyond simple futures and options. Major topics include...

15 No occurrences
FINAN520 Financial Econometrics right arrow

This paper equips students with advanced tools for the analysis of financial data, including the return forecasting, volatility and econometrics of...

15 24G (Hamilton)
FINAN521 Finance Project right arrow

This paper provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge learnt in this programme by completing a research project and writing a...

15 24H (Hamilton)
FINAN590 Directed Study right arrow

Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.

30 24X (Hamilton)
FINAN591 Finance Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

30 24X (Hamilton)
FINAN592 Finance Dissertation right arrow

A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.

60 24X (Hamilton)
FINAN593 Finance Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

90 24X (Hamilton)
FINAN594 Finance Thesis right arrow

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

120 24X (Hamilton)
MNMGT582 Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance right arrow

This paper introduces students to research paradigms commonly used in research in economics and finance. It develops skills in the critical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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FINAN800 Finance MPhil Thesis right arrow

120 24X (Hamilton)
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FINAN900 Finance PhD Thesis right arrow

120 24I (Hamilton) & 24J (Hamilton) & 24K (Hamilton) & 24X (Hamilton)
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