Finance Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Through the Finance specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you gain a solid background in research methodology and financial econometrics, and carry out empirical research in any area of finance.

In the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you explore a topic of your interest and be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in their distinctive areas of interest - from corporate finance and governance, to financial markets, investments and financial risk management.

AUT's world-leading Finance department collaborates closely with the Auckland Centre for Financial Research. We provide first-rate research support and involve our postgraduate students in our research seminars and related activities. To facilitate up-to-date and valuable research projects, we have acquired various databases including Datastream, SIRCA, Compustat and OSIRIS.

Finance department

Auckland Centre for Financial Research


This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Start date: 2019

Start date: 2020

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Finance papers

Introduction to Research Methods

The research methods papers explore philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research methods papers vary by specialisation.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.