Bachelor of Business (Finance)

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Gain a career advantage

Join Massey University’s finance programme to gain superior decision-making skills and gain a career advantage.

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What is it like?

A finance major from Massey University lets you structure a personal study programme incorporating a wide range of disciplines to help develop your numeracy, logic and analytical skills.

Affect where money goes

Finance is all about the systems, institutions and instruments involved in the transfer of funds between individuals, businesses and governments. This includes vital, short-run decisions such as cash management and credit policy, which affect the survival of an organisation, as well as long-term decisions such as investment in plant and equipment, fund-raising, and mergers and takeovers.

One step ahead

You’ll graduate from the Bachelor of Business (Finance) with superior decision-making skills so you can be one step ahead of the pack within the field of business finance.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about the components of the financial system and how it impacts on decisions in an organisation by studying financial institutions and markets as well as business finance. You’ll get a sound theoretical foundation, on which you can build practical applications.

At a more advanced level, you can choose from courses in advanced business finance, international finance, investment analysis, financial risk management (futures and options) and banking. You’ll have access to our state-of-the-art Trading Room, where you’ll gain real-world experience in fund management with Massey’s dedicated student fund.

Sought-after by employers

The Bachelor of Business (BBus) will give you the leadership, communication and critical thinking skills that will make you a sought-after employee.

You will gain skills in the BBus you can use in many different types of businesses, in New Zealand and around the world. You will be someone that has a sound base in the business fundamentals of accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, law and communication.

Study with a top finance university

The Massey Business School is one of the country’s leading and largest business schools and is AACSB accredited.

Massey University’s accountancy and finance programme ranks in the 200 universities in the world and its business and management studies in the top 250 (by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rankings). We are ranked No.1 in New Zealand and in the top 150 universities worldwide for our business administration, communication and finance programmes by ShanghaiRanking.

Our lecturers are actively researching both nationally and internationally, bringing the most relevant developments in business theory and practice to the classroom.

Scholarships

There are a large number of scholarships available to first year and current Massey University business students including hardship and sports-related scholarships.

Our Future Leaders Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship to recognise emerging leaders enrolling in full-time business and agricommerce programmes at Massey University.

  

A good fit if you:

  • Have an analytical mind and enjoy working with numbers
  • Are interested in money and how financial institutions work
  • Keep a calm head in stressful situations

Careers

With your major in finance a wide range of employment opportunities will be open to you. You may find employment in corporations, retail and wholesale banking, insurance companies, finance companies, or brokerage houses.

Securities

  • Securities Analyst - studies shares and other securities, economic activity, specific industries and provides advice to securities firms and their customers, fund managers, and insurance companies
  • Investment Banking Analyst - originates and structures securities issues and provides advice on mergers, acquisitions and divestments, other business and economic issues
  • Share Broker - acts as an agent for buyers and sellers of securities and provides advice to customers on financial matters

Financial Policy

  • Analyst, Public Company - provides economic costing support of operational and strategic decisions, micro-economic analysis of firms and market and prepares forecasts and simulations
  • Analyst, Reserve Bank - develops policies relating to the prudential supervision of banks and monitors, analyses and reports on financial information relating to registered banks. Also conducts research on matters relating to the banking system
  • Analyst, Treasury - provides economic analysis for development of social policy and analysis of cash flow for Government decision-making (investments) as well as provision of budget forecasts for policy implementation

Managerial Finance

  • Capital Budgeting Analyst - evaluates and recommends the selection of strategic assets
  • Financial Analyst - prepares and analyses the firm’s financial plans and budgets and assesses the firm’s risk-return profile
  • Cash Manager - maintains, controls and economises the daily cash balances of a firm
  • Credit Manager - evaluates credit applications and is responsible for the collection of accounts receivable

Banking Retail

  • Bank Manager - supervises customer services loans, mortgages, deposits and investment accounts and supervises branch activities
  • Loans Officer - evaluates credit of personal and business loan applicants.

Study abroad and get work experience

Student exchange

Massey University offers you a wide range of international student exchange opportunities around the world. That means you can combine your studies with an international experience. This helps you to create an international network, gain additional skills and also makes you also more competitive on the job market.

Internship programme

The Bachelor of Business offers internship courses, available to high-achieving Bachelor of Business students in their third year. An internship means you go and work within a company, on projects or a collection of activities. It gives you great real-world experience, the chance to apply your learning, gain experience for your CV and make contacts for potential roles when you graduate.

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