Accounting & Finance ranked in top 100 worldwide
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014, the Business School’s Accounting and Finance disciplines placed in the top 100 worldwide.
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.
Co-operative Education is the final part of the BBus and takes a full semester of study. This is a supervised work placement related to your major(s) in an organisation of your choice. 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, entrepreneurial venture or an applied project. Placements can be done either in New Zealand or overseas.
Recent placements included:
• Goldman Sachs
• ASB Securities
• Heartland Bank
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.