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 Thomson Reuters EIKON, Thomson Reuters Datastream, Thomson Reuters Tick History, Morningstar Direct and Standard & Poor’s Compustat Global.

Lucian Simmons
Lourdaiz Ah Chong
Jessica Lee
Nadia Liebert
Tom Heywood

Contact us

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

tracy.skolmen@aut.ac.nz

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Key academic contact

Professor Bart Frijns

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

agilbert@aut.ac.nz

News
Professor Kate Kearins
Ayesha Scott
AUT participates in MBA case competition
BGS group photo
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco
Professor Kate Kearins
Good Leadership by Design
07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
Ayesha Scott
Legal system perpetrates financial abuse
05 Nov, 2019
New evidence from AUT shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse.
AUT participates in MBA case competition
AUT participates in MBA case competition
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
BGS group photo
Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership
21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco
AUT secures $13M in MBIE Endeavour Fund
18 Sep, 2019
AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.