Finance department

Ranked in the top 150 in the world, the Finance department is part of the AUT Business School.

Finance is one of the most dynamic business areas and the financial system is at the heart of the modern global economy. AUT's world-class Finance department focuses on research projects that are contemporary and relevant to business, and is proud of its close ties with international universities and research institutes.

Research in finance

Our academics have research strengths in corporate finance and governance, financial markets and institutions, fund management, investments, market microstructure and international finance.

More about our research

Applied Finance Letters open access journal

Applied Finance Letters is an open access journal publishing mainly empirical research for industry and academia. It aims to encourage high quality contributions that foster discussion.

Applied Finance Letters on Tuwhera

Use real-time accounting and finance data

Get hands-on experience by using the same technology as global finance professionals. Our Business School’s Database Resource Centre houses real-time databases – helping our accounting and finance students better understand economic events and the factors that affect them.

Databases include Bloomberg Professional, Bureau Van Dijk, Morningstar Direct, SIRCA, Standard & Poor’s Research Insight and Thomson Reuters Datastream; and software Eviews, R, SAS, Stata and Matlab.

Tom Heywood
Lucian Simmons
Jessica Lee
Nadia Liebert

Contact us

Tracy Skolmen
Department Coordinator
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6939

tracy.skolmen@aut.ac.nz

View department staff

Key academic contact

Professor Bart Frijns

Associate Professor Aaron Gilbert
Head of Department
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5706

agilbert@aut.ac.nz

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