School of Economics and Finance

The School of Economics and Finance is a New Zealand centre of expertise for the areas of finance, economics and property.

Overview

Learn from some of New Zealand’s leading economics, finance and property academics and apply techniques in real-world environments like our Trading Room – the first of its kind in a New Zealand university.

We have a strong focus on applied research and business consultancy and actively seek the participation of all relevant sectors of New Zealand society.

How we fit

The School of Economics and Finance is part of the:

Massey Business School

The Massey Business School is one of New Zealand’s leading and largest business schools.

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Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Massey

At Massey we are Tiriti-led, upholding te Tiriti o Waitangi principles through our practice.

Te Whare o Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Home of the Treaty at Massey

Study with us

Massey’s economics, finance and property programmes are industry-relevant and applied. We offer many undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and a broad range of executive development and short courses, on campus and online.

Explore by area of interest

Explore a selection of qualifications relating to your interests.

Study economics

Analyse how and why people, businesses or governments earn and spend money. With our expert educators, you'll be primed for a rewarding career in economics. Learn more today.

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Study finance

From stock markets to personal finance, Massey turns out career-ready graduates. Our business school ranks in the top 5% globally.

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Study property

Housing poses challenges for New Zealand, including availability, affordability and sustainability. Learn more about studying property at Massey.

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Trading Room

The Massey University Trading Room was the first of its kind in New Zealand - fully-functional trading room to aid student learning.

It contains Bloomberg financial terminals, a live stock price ticker and information and news screens and gives Massey's finance students real-life fund management experience.

Location: Auckland campus

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Investment room

Massey's investment room in Palmerston North is a live trading room for finance students and others interested in investment, with computers displaying financial market dates and screens with rolling news coverage.

Location: Manawatū campus

Who we are

Our people make us who we are. Meet senior leaders in the School of Economics and Finance.

What our students say

“Massey had smaller class sizes and a more personal feel. You were part of a community rather than just another student.”
Nicole Piper

Bachelor of Business (Property)

“I found the papers very practical and interesting – field trips helped to consolidate things we learnt in lectures.”
Sarah Moore

Bachelor of Business (Property)

“The property papers gave me a good introduction into the real world that I now deal with daily. When I started my first job, the terms used weren’t foreign to me and I was able to put into practice everything that I had learnt.”
Ula Lopati

Bachelor of Business (Property)

Accreditations

Chartered Financial Analysts Institute (CFA)

Massey University is part of the Chartered Financial Analysts Institute's (CFA's) University Affiliation Programme.

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Global Association of Risk Management Professionals (GARP)

Our Master of Finance (Risk Analytics) is accredited with the Global Association of Risk Management Professionals (GARP).

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Financial Advice New Zealand

This qualification satisfies the education requirements for becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER CM professional with the professional body Financial Advice New Zealand (other non-educational requirements are required).

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NZIV: New Zealand Institute of Valuers

Once you are registered with the Valuers Registration Board you may also apply to become a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Valuers (MNZIV). After 1 year of NZIV membership a member can apply to become an Associate member of NZIV (ANZIV, MPINZ).

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Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ)

The Bachelor of Business (Property) and Bachelor of Agribusiness (Rural Valuation) are accredited by the Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ). Suitably qualified students may apply to PINZ to obtain registration in their selected field of expertise. Registration requires the necessary qualifications and at least 3 years practical experience in a selected field of expertise.

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REINZ - Real Estate Institute of New Zealand

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It represents more than 14,000 real estate professionals nationwide.

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RICS - Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Massey's Bachelor of Construction is accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. This global professional body promotes and enforces international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.

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VRB - Valuers Registration Board

Suitably qualified students may apply to the Valuers’ Registration Board to obtain registration as a valuer. Registration (recognised as a minimum standard of competence) requires the valuer be 23 years of age, have the necessary qualifications and a minimum 3 years practical valuing experience. Registration is covered in the Valuers Act (1948).

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Rankings

QS Ranking – Accounting and Finance

Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 200 universities for accounting and finance.

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QS Ranking - Economics and Econometrics

Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 350 universities for economics and econometrics.

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ShanghaiRanking – Economics

Massey University's economics research is ranked #2 in New Zealand by ShanghaiRanking.

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Meet our graduates

“During my study at Massey, I had opportunities to learn from the excellent professors and the students from different countries, to develop the ability to solve problems, and to build my own research capability. All of these are extremely useful in my daily work as a portfolio manager.”
Jia Miao

Fund manager, Shanxi Securities

Master of Finance

“While challenging, I found the economics major at Massey to be extremely versatile, interesting and valuable. I developed strong quantitative, qualitative and critical thinking skills throughout. Skills that have enabled me to apply for, and deliver tangible change within, a wide range of jobs.”
Jessica Black

Bachelor of Business (Economics)

“Massey provided a supportive, affectionate and comfortable learning environment. The good databases, the facilities, the technical and administrative support, and support for international students such as myself significantly contributed to the accomplishment of my doctoral degree.”
Karren Khaw

Doctor of Philosophy

Research

We conduct internationally recognised research in economics and finance. Our staff are also involved in or lead several renowned research centres in the areas of applied and theoretical economics and public policy evaluation, finance and banking, and property issues.

Research centres and groups

We conduct internationally recognised research in both applied and theoretical economics and topics in macroeconomics and have expertise in applying econometrics to a broad range of areas.

Our staff, including our emerging researchers, regularly publish globally in top journals and top field journals.

Chinese Financial Research Cluster

The Chinese Financial Research Cluster is a group of academics from School of Economics and Finance and School of Accountancy focused on producing world–class research of Chinese markets, with a track record of research success.

Knowledge Exchange Hub

The Knowledge Exchange Hub is a leading centre in big-data analytics, including the Real-Time GDP Forecasting and the Shared Prosperity Index.

Te Au Rangahau

Te Au Rangahau works with organisations and leaders to connect te ao Māori – the Māori world – with te ao pakihi – the business world. Research carried out by our Māori academics contributes to the aspirations and wellbeing of Māori people and their enterprises, empowering them to succeed – financially, culturally, environmentally, socially and spiritually – in accordance with tikanga.

New Zealand Centre for Macroeconomics

The Centre, led by Massey University, brings together researchers from universities and industry in New Zealand and around the world. Projects focus on policy-oriented projects of international, national and regional macroeconomics.

Real Estate Analysis Unit

The Real Estate Analysis Unit leads research in New Zealand around the property market. The group produces the Home Affordability Report which is frequently cited in the media and in academic journals, and the New Zealand Residential Rental Survey. The research is freely available and they also offer consultancy or bespoke research services.

NZ FIN-ED Centre

The NZ FIN-ED Centre works to help New Zealanders become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money.

The centre is globally unique for the breadth of its work around financial literacy, covering education, research and consultancy. We do research and run courses for both groups and individuals.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre

The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) is a hub for interdisciplinary academic research in social innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Centre investigates the application of ideas to areas of social value and entrepreneurial action by organisations and individuals that creates significant social value.

Seminars

The School runs a series of regular seminars showcasing the latest economics, finance and property research from Massey academics and visiting speakers.

Contact us

School of Economics and Finance – Auckland campus

Location

Auckland Massey’s campus is in Albany on the North Shore. The School of Economics and Finance is based in the Quadrangle Building B, Level 2.

Use our Auckland campus maps or find us on Google Maps.

School of Economics and Finance – Manawatū campus

Location

The School of Economics and Finance administration and teaching team’s offices are located in the Business Studies West building in the centre of Massey’s Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

Use our Manawatū campus maps or find us on Google Maps.

School of Economics and Finance – Wellington campus

Location

In Wellington we have a smaller number of staff, predominantly teaching staff. The Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre is also based in Wellington.

Use our Wellington campus maps or find us on Google Maps.