Finance department research at the AUT Business School

Finance Department

The Finance department consists of 13 research-active staff. Find out more about our respective research achievements and interests in our profiles below:

Current research

Research is currently being conducted on all aspects of finance such as

  • corporate finance
  • financial markets and institutions
  • investments
  • corporate governance
  • fund management
  • market microstructure
  • international finance

Our research emphasis is applied and we actively pursue research collaboration both nationally and internationally, producing research outputs which are presented at major conferences and published in leading journals. Additionally, our group hosts research workshops, seminars and frequently invites visiting research fellows.

Teaching and learning

In Finance, we offer a range of core finance papers catering to both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The combination of teaching in small classes and research supervision by our experienced academics assures that the AUT standard of excellence is maintained.

Graduate success - AUT Finance graduate Lucian Simmons, 2016 AUT InterNZ international scholarship recipient, secured an internship with Westpac Institutional Bank in New York after graduating from AUT.


Professor Alireza Tourani-Rad (Head of Finance Department)


Last updated: 30-Aug-2016 12.35pm

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