Stocks and shares
Practice in Massey's Trading Room, which simulates an NZX trading floor with Bloomberg financial terminals and live ticker.
Help Kiwis manage their money – part of your Massey study can include time in our Financial Education Centre.
Be widely recognised
Highly ranked globally for accounting and finance, you'll graduate Massey ready to work in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and US.
Massey's Business School is ranked in the top 5% of business colleges worldwide by AACSB International.
From stock markets to personal finance, Massey turns out career-ready graduates. We're one of the world's top 200 universities for finance, ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Learn from experts with strong links to the business world. Master new skills in real-world facilities, including the only fully functioning share trading room in a New Zealand university. Contribute to people's financial wellbeing at our Financial Education Centre. Gain industry experience and contacts with internship options — examples include BNZ, Simplicity, Toyota Financial Services and Westpac.
Business internships through Massey
Finance is a good fit if you:
- do well in maths and enjoy subjects like business studies or economics
- want to delve into money and how financial markets works
- like thinking things through analytically.
Finance courses may cover:
- applied finance
- finance management for businesses
- money management (personal finance)
- shares and investments
- stock markets and day trading.
How to study finance and banking
Discover what we offer if you’re interested in finance – whether you’re coming to university for the first time, changing direction or returning to advance your study or career.
Bachelor of Business – BBus
When you study the Bachelor of Business you will gain research and practice-informed business knowledge. You will develop the leadership, communication, teamwork, and creative skills that employers are looking for.
Finance – Bachelor of Business
Join Massey University’s finance programme to gain superior decision-making skills and a career advantage.
Financial Planning and Advice – Bachelor of Business
Help people make the best financial decisions for their future. Join a growing industry and study the only university financial planning and advice specialisation in New Zealand.
Certificate in Financial Advice – CertFinAdvice
Gain introductory specialist knowledge and financial advice skills to prepare you for entry into the financial advice industry.
Graduate Diploma in Business Studies – GradDipBusStuds
Do you want to change the direction of your career? The Graduate Diploma in Business Studies enables you to study another subject without completing a second bachelor’s degree.
Personal Financial Planning – Graduate Diploma in Business Studies
Keen for a career in financial planning? By studying Massey’s Graduate Diploma in Business Studies (Personal Financial Planning) you can change the direction of your career.
Relevant undergraduate subjects to major or specialise in
When you apply to study at Massey, for some undergraduate qualifications you can choose what subject you’d like to specialise in. You can usually change your mind after you get to university, depending on the courses you enrol in.
Executive Master of Business Administration – EMBA
The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a 240-credit, world-class, career development qualification that prepares you to take on top-level roles in business, government, and non-profit organisations in New Zealand and globally.
Business – Master of Analytics
Gain an industry-recognised and highly sought-after qualification in data analytics. Become a technology leader with the practical skills to innovate and propel businesses forward with data-driven insights.
Master of Business Studies – MBS
Gain in-depth specialist business skills that will take your career to the next level.
Finance – Master of Business Studies
Massey’s Master of Business Studies (Finance) will give you the business and finance skills to take your career to the next level.
Master of Finance – MFin
Massey’s Master of Finance combines the study of advanced finance theory with the choice of completing the qualification either by undertaking a Research option or a Professional option.
Financial Economics – Master of Management
The Master of Management will increase your business knowledge to help move your career in a new direction. You don’t have to have a qualification in business to undertake this master’s.
Master of Professional Accountancy – MPAcc
Take your accountancy career to the next level. You'll gain an excellent understanding of accountancy principles and practical applications, skills that employers are looking for.
Postgraduate Certificate in Business – PGCertBus
Whether you’re interested in a specific professional development course, or entry to further study, the Postgraduate Certificate in Business offers the flexibility to study in the areas you choose.
Postgraduate Diploma in Business – PGDipBus
Gain practical business skills that employers are searching for with Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Business. You’ll be able to design this qualification to suit your interests and your lifestyle.
PhD and other doctoral degrees
Doctor of Philosophy – PhD
A prestigious research qualification that demonstrates your ability to carry out independent and original research in your chosen field.
Relevant research areas at Massey
Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to finance at Massey.
What our students say
“As a finance student, I really found the resources in the trading room (Bloomberg and Capital IQ) extremely useful. It was exciting being a student fund manager and managing the funds portfolio and all of these extracurricular activities positively reinforced what I was learning.”
“I was delighted that I got the chance to complete Massey’s MPAF programme with its first class technology and very experienced professors.”
You'll have access to a wide range of first-class facilities when you study with us.
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
Jobs in finance
The financial sector is all about money. How to manage it, and how it moves between people, businesses and governments. Some careers are all about fast decisions. Others take a longer view, weighing up risks and opportunities.
As well as banks and finance companies, a qualification in finance can lead to work with businesses large or small, in stock markets or investment firms, in the Reserve Bank or Treasury, or with families and communities.
Finance careers include:
- actuaries, who forecast financial risk for insurers or investment firms
- bank managers or advisers
- financial analysts
- financial managers, who oversee financial operations for businesses and other organisations
- personal finance planners, who help people manage their money
- share brokers, who trade on the stock market.
Annual salary ranges for jobs
- Actuary – $45,000 to $150,000
- Financial adviser or manager – $70,000 to $250,000
Salary ranges disclaimer
Indicative pay rates are:
- in New Zealand dollars
- based on careers.govt.nz data.
Which finance qualification?
Examples of where our qualifications may take you.
|Job||Examples of what you could study|
|Business analyst||Master of Analytics (Business)|
|Financial adviser or planner||Bachelor of Business (Financial planning and advice)|
|Financial manager||Master of Finance|
|Share broker or fund manager||
Bachelor of Business (Finance)
Master of Finance
Accreditations and rankings
ShanghaiRanking – Business Administration
Massey University is ranked #1 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.
QS Ranking – Accounting and Finance
Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 250 universities for accounting and finance.
Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.
Get an information guide
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