Interested in currency, stocks and bonds? Finance is one of the most dynamic areas of business. It looks at the ways individuals, businesses and institutions raise and invest funds to create wealth and achieve growth. The recent global financial crisis shows that the financial system is an essential part of the global economy. There is high demand for top finance graduates, in both the private and public sector.
The Finance major in the Bachelor of Business (BBus) degree provides you with sound knowledge of financial markets and institutions, investments and portfolio theory, and corporate and managerial finance. Students are trained to be analytical, critical and able to work in teams and communicate effectively.
Papers in part 1 provide you with an introduction to the roles of business and fundamental concepts in business disciplines. You complete 5 core papers in part 1 which are:
In addition to the 5 core papers, to major in Finance you must complete the elective paper Introduction to Finance (15 points) and you choose 1 elective paper from the list below, or from elsewhere in the university:
Over the next 2 years, you will gain an understanding of the 3 interrelated core areas of the Finance major. These are financial markets and institutions, investments and portfolio theory, and corporate and managerial finance. Studies will be based around these areas and incorporate other aspects of finance, including domestic and international guidelines and requirements, financial analysis theories and techniques, and data modelling.
This is the final part to the Bachelor of Business degree and takes a full semester of study. You have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in your major(s) to the real world in a business, not-for profit organisation, or entrepreneurial venture. You choose 1 of the following papers:
1) Co-operative Education
A supervised industry placement related to your major in an organisation of your choice. Placements can be done either in New Zealand or overseas. Recent placements included Goldman Sachs, Treasury, PWC,
ASB Securities and Heartland Bank.
2) Applied Project (normally by invitation only)
You do a supervised individual or group project based within an academic department in the AUT Business School. This option is primarily aimed at those students interested in continuing on to postgraduate study.
Further information about Co-operative Education
PAPERS (105 POINTS)
Level Six (choose three):
Level Seven (choose three):
Please visit our AUT Postgraduate Business Qualifications page to view our range of postgraduate programmes.
AUT's finance department is one of the country's leading research departments. Find out more about our international rankings, academics and research projects.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.