Risk Analytics – Master of Finance

Massey’s Master of Finance (Risk Analytics) combines the study of advanced finance theory and completes the qualification with professional inquiry.

Where you can study

Auckland campus
Distance and online
Manawatū campus (Palmerston North)

International students

International students are not New Zealand citizens or residents.

Definition of New Zealand citizens and residents

Open to international students on campus in New Zealand

Specialise in Risk Analytics for your Master of Finance at Massey

As a graduate of the Master of Finance (Risk Analytics) specialisation, you’ll:

  • have gained a solid foundation, in-depth knowledge and skills in risk analytics to pursue a career as a financial risk manager;
  • have developed an international perspective on the discipline of risk analytics;
  • understand and be able to apply research philosophy to the business environment;

You’ll complete comprehensive written reports/case studies on topics in risk analytics, and be able to clearly and concisely communicate your risk analytics knowledge in oral and written form.

A Master of Finance in Risk Analytics is a good fit if you:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in finance
  • hold an undergraduate degree and wish to pursue careers in finance
  • wish to move up the hierarchy in finance-specific careers.

Planning information

If you study full-time, you can complete this qualification in 12 months, starting in Semester One and finishing in Summer School.

If you have passed 125330 Advanced Business Finance or an equivalent course in your undergraduate degree, you should not choose 125700 Managerial Finance. You should take the other Part 1 Subject courses. You will be required to take 125785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance in your first semester of study.

For progression from Part One to Part Two, you must have achieved a minimum C+ grade average in the first 60 credits of study in Part One.

If you have a Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification.


Official regulations

To understand what you need to study and must complete to graduate read the official rules and regulations for this qualification.

You should read these together with all other relevant Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the qualification or specialisation you enrolled in may be no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these qualifications go to the Massey University Calendar.

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Courses you can enrol in

Course planning key

Courses that need to be completed before moving onto a course at the next level. For example, a lot of 200-level courses have 100-level prerequisite courses.
Courses that must be completed at the same time as another course are known as corequisite courses.
Some courses are restricted against each other because their content is similar. This means you can only choose one of the offered courses to study and credit to your qualification.

Part One

Compulsory courses

Choose 60 credits from
Course code: 125781 Advanced Financial Risk Management 30 credits

This course considers the roles of financial risk management in reducing risk and/or increasing returns in an organisation. Students will be exposed to advanced financial risk management from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

Prerequisites: 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required Corequisites: 125700

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Course code: 125785 Research and Analytics in Economics and Finance 30 credits

This course provides foundations for econometrics and data analytics from which students can understand and perform quality empirical research in economics and financial contexts.

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Subject courses
Choose 60 credits from
Course code: 125700 Managerial Finance 30 credits

A study of the theory of finance with an emphasis on managerial decision making.

Prerequisites: Appraisal Required Restrictions: 125330

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Course code: 125732 Advanced Corporate Finance 30 credits

Advanced Corporate Finance is a course with a quantitative base. It builds a theoretical foundation from which students can consider finance issues. Consideration of corporate financial management, capital markets and long-term financial strategy is undertaken with the objective of making corporate decisions more efficiently.

Prerequisites: 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

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Course code: 125740 Advanced Investment Analysis 30 credits

This course provides a comprehensive coverage of advanced theory and practice regarding investments and portfolio management.

Prerequisites: 125700 or 125330 or Appraisal Required

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Part Two

Choose 60 credits from
Course code: 125810 Case Studies in Corporate Finance and Risk Management 30 credits

Using case study analysis, this course encompasses the theory and practice of financial management, financial risk management and the allocation of capital in the global business setting.

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Course code: 125811 Advanced Risk Analytics 30 credits

This course analyses current theory, practice and governance in risk management process and evaluates their financial implications.

Prerequisites: 125781

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Entry requirements

Admission to Massey

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Finance you will have been awarded or qualified for a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification, with a minimum C+ grade average in the highest level courses.

If you have a Bachelor of Business Studies with Honours from Massey University, or the equivalent degree of another recognised university, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification.

You will provide copies of all official academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

English language requirements

To study this qualification you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

English language skills

If you need help with your English language skills before you start university, see our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

Fees and scholarships

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

You can view fees for the courses that make up your qualification on the course details pages.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students can find their National Student Number in the student portal.

Scholarship and award opportunities

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Fees disclaimer

This information is for estimation purposes only. Actual fees payable will be finalised on confirmation of enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, all fees shown are quoted in New Zealand dollars and include Goods and Services Tax, if any. Before relying on any information on these pages you should also read the University's Disclaimer Notice.

Careers and job opportunities

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • young master’s graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • five years after completion, the median earnings of young master’s graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor’s degree.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated 5-star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

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