Banking, Finance and Technology

Get set for a career in the cutting-edge world of fintech, where technology-led innovations like blockchain, artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency are transforming the banking and finance sectors.


Why study Banking, Finance and Technology?

If you are interested in this area of study, please refer to the Bachelor of Banking, Finance and Technology (BBFinTech) qualification page. It's also available as a subject with the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

Otherwise you may be interested in taking Finance as either a major or minor subject.

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). These innovations are transforming the way that people exchange financial data to pay for goods and services.

Artificial intelligence has also made it possible to automatically trade financial assets (eg. stocks and bonds) using computer algorithms, which analyse real-time data, make decisions, and quickly execute trades.

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

In this subject, students will gain expertise in financial markets, digital finance, banking operations, automated trading, as well as blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and cybersecurity.

They will also build strong skills in financial analysis and modelling, risk assessment, data management, business analytics, and financial econometrics.

Master the trade in our brand-new Finance Trading Lab, where you can use industry-standard simulation software to sharpen your investing and asset trading skills.

Career Opportunities

  • Banker (commercial or investment)
  • Banking, financial services and financial regulation
  • Business analyst
  • Business development manager
  • Central bank manager (eg. RBNZ)
  • Chief financial officer
  • Consultant
  • Digital business manager
  • Financial advisor / analyst
  • Fintech entrepreneur
  • Fintech specialist
  • Investment advisor
  • Portfolio or wealth manager
  • Policy advisor / analyst (eg.government)
  • Sharebroker
This subject is not currently available for new enrolments

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Waikato Management School is  in the top 1% of business schools globally with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB, held since 2005.

Waikato is also ranked in the world's top 175 universities for Business & Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings.


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