Students and teacher in the Massey University Trading Room
Areas of interest

Study finance , Te Ao Pūtea

Study finance at Massey to help businesses, government, or communities with money matters.

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Stocks and shares

Practice in Massey's Trading Room, which simulates an NZX trading floor with Bloomberg financial terminals and live ticker.

Give back

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.

Undergraduate study

An undergraduate qualification is generally the first thing you’ll study at university.

Bachelor's degrees

Degrees are the standard qualifications you do at university – the most common is called a bachelor’s. Degrees give you enough time to explore your interests, and also focus on specific subjects.

Undergraduate certificates

If you want to study at university, but aren't sure if you want to commit to a degree, try an undergraduate certificate.


Graduate diplomas

Graduate diplomas can help you advance to postgraduate study or research in a subject you haven’t majored in for your undergraduate study.

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.

Postgraduate study

Once you’ve graduated with a bachelor’s degree – or have equivalent experience – you’ll be ready to take on postgraduate study.

Master's degrees

A master's degree normally builds on a main subject of study from your undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate certificates

Postgraduate certificates give you an introduction to postgraduate-level study. They’re shorter than postgraduate degrees. If you’re successful, you may be able to use the credits towards a postgraduate diploma

Postgraduate diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas are postgraduate-level qualifications that are longer than a postgraduate certificate. If you’re successful, you might be able to use the credits towards the longer master’s degree.

PhD and other doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees, including PhDs, are the highest degrees we award. They’re very demanding and their entry criteria reflect this.

Relevant research areas at Massey

Discover research expertise, projects and initiatives relating to finance at Massey.

Finance research

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.”
Hattaf Ansari

Master of Management (Banking and Finance)

“I was delighted that I got the chance to complete Massey’s MPAF programme with its first class technology and very experienced professors.”
Andrea Li

NASDAQ - Accountant

Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance

Our facilities

You'll have access to a wide range of first-class facilities when you study with us.

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

Video: Explore our trading room

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.

Finance careers

Annual salary ranges for jobs

Salary ranges disclaimer

Indicative pay rates are:

Which finance qualification?

Examples of where our qualifications may take you.

Table showing jobs and what you could study to enter them.
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 #2 in New Zealand for business administration by ShanghaiRanking.

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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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Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Massey's MBA programmes (MBA and EMBA) are accredited by the Association of MBAs

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Massey Business School is rated in the top 5% of global business colleges by AACSB International.

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