AUT - Business Postgraduate Study


Business Postgraduate Study

The AUT Business School is known in New Zealand and internationally for the high quality of its graduates, the impact of its research and its effective engagement with business and the broader community. We attract students from New Zealand and overseas who are seeking a relevant, rigorous and engaged business education that prepares them well for business practice and a research career. Our qualifications give you a range of options and flexibility; your study can be research focused, course work based, or a combination of both.


AUT’s finance department is already one of the leading departments in the region. AUT was ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for accounting and finance in the 2011 QS World University Rankings® by subject. The QS World University Rankings® by subject are the first in the world to rank universities at the individual subject level. With a methodology tailored to fit each subject, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and citations per paper.

Accounting and finance at AUT were ranked top in Auckland in the 2006 PBRF and second in the country overall.

Postgraduate finance consists of 3 interrelated core areas: financial markets and institutions, investments and portfolio theory, and corporate finance. Other topics interwoven with these core areas include international finance and financial risk management.


The department has 12 full time staff and several PhD students. The research contributions of the staff have been recognised at national and international conferences where they have been awarded eight best paper prizes since 2005. We provide first-rate research support and we have acquired various databases, such as Datastream, SIRCA, Compustat, OSIRIS and others.

Our staff publish in top international journals and the Finance  Department convenes regular research seminars and workshops.

Examples of student research include:

  • Comparative responsiveness of NZ property market
  • Financial anomalies: Evidence from Chinese stock markets
  • Portfolio diversification: Benefits of investing in carbon markets
  • Private equity placements in the NZ stock market
  • The impact of mega-sporting events on stock markets

Postgraduate papers include:

These papers are offered in the following postgraduate qualifications – BBus (Hons), PgDipBusPgCertBus, MPBS and MBus.


The Business School has a large number of professorial staff, including leading scholars who are recognised internationally and nationally. Our academic staff are enthusiastic researchers and teachers with backgrounds in academia and professional practice and our courses have an emphasis on ‘real’ research that is relevant to the business community.

Further information and a full listing of finance research staff at the AUT Business School

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Last updated: 14-Feb-2014 9.40pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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