Finance (2019)

Finance is about making better investment decisions with money, shares and other assets to gener ate wealth, and helping organisations add value for their shareholders. You'll develop a broad understanding of how the world's financial markets operate, and gain the analytical skills required for a well-paid career in the financial/business sectors anywhere in the world.

Finance is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Analysis and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours. Finance may also be included as a second major or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Finance as a single major for the BBus, BBA, or BMS(Hons), students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Finance, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete FINAN101, MATHS168 or ECONS205, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 45 points from FINAN303, FINAN304, either FINAN203 or FINAN306, either FINAN204 or FINAN301. BBus students may count one of MNMGT395, MNMGT396 or MNMGT399 in place of 15 points from the 45 point option list.

To complete Finance as part of a double major for the BBus, BMS(Hons) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Finance, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete FINAN101, MATHS168 or ECONS205, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 30 points from FINAN303, FINAN304, either FINAN203 or FINAN306, either FINAN204 or FINAN301.

To complete a minor in Finance students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Finance major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete FINAN101.

Note: Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(Fin) and GradDip(Fin)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Finance at an advanced level in their first degree. The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for these programmes.

  • Prescriptions for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(Fin), PGDip(Fin) and MMS

    The qualification regulations define the subject requirements for the BBus(Hons), PGCert(Fin), PGDip(Fin) and MMS. There are no specified subject papers that must be included for the BBus(Hons), and PGCert(Fin) programmes.

    PGDip(Fin) students must complete FINAN511 and FINAN512.

    MMS students must complete FINAN511, FINAN512, either MNMGT581 or MNMGT582, and one of FINAN590, FINAN591, FINAN592, FINAN593, or FINAN594.

    MMS students taking the Applied Economics and Finance interdisciplinary programme must complete MNMGT582, FINAN510, FINAN517, and one of ECONS590, ECONS591, ECONS592, ECONS593, ECONS594, FINAN590, FINAN591, FINAN592, FINAN593 or FINAN594; one of ECONS501 or ECONS508; and one of ECONS528 or ECONS529 or ECONS543.

    MMS Finance - Professional Finance specialisation will not be offered in 2019.

  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    The Doctor of Philosophy is a three year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China) & 19S (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces the three core areas of finance -- financial management, investments, and capital markets and institutions. The paper also examines applications of corporate finance concepts to personal finance.
    MATHS168Preparatory Mathematics19A (Hamilton), 19B (Hamilton) & 19C (Hamilton)
    Basic algebraic concepts and an introduction to Calculus and Statistics. This paper provides a last chance for students to correct a weak background in mathematics. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATH165 or MATH166 should take one of those papers instead.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECONS205Data Analytics with Business Applications19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga), 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China), 19T (Hamilton) & 19T (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces various data analytical methods and illustrates their business and economics applications, showing how to use data to communicate more convincingly and to produce better-informed business decisions.
    FINAN200Financial Management 119A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper deals with the principles and practice of financial management. It examines corporate capital budgeting, capital structure theory, dividend policy and net working capital management.
    FINAN202Investments 119A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19C (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper deals with the principles and practice of investment analysis. Building upon the concepts of risk-return trade-offs and the efficient market hypothesis, the paper examines: modern portfolio theory and asset pricing models.
    FINAN203Capital Markets and Financial Institutions19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to Australasian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry.
    FINAN204Entrepreneurial Finance19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
    This paper investigates the key issues relating to small business finance, especially in New Zealand. Empirical evidence, theoretical models and government policy are considered.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN301Entrepreneurial Finance19A (Hamilton) & 19A (Tauranga)
    This paper investigates the key issues relating to small business finance, especially in New Zealand. Empirical evidence, theoretical models and government policy are considered.
    FINAN302Investments 219A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper builds upon knowledge of FINAN202 Investments 1, and examines valuation of fixed income securities, equities and alternative investments, portfolio performance evaluation, and the psychology of investing.
    FINAN303Computer Modelling in Finance19A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga) & 19T (Hamilton)
    This paper enables students to understand financial modelling and its usefulness. It ensures that students have skills in financial problem solving from a corporate perspective using Excel and visual basic.
    FINAN304Financial Risk Management19B (Hamilton), 19B (Tauranga) & 19S (Online)
    The course deals with how risks are quantified and managed, particularly for financial institutions.
    FINAN305Financial Management 219A (Hamilton), 19A (Tauranga), 19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    As a second paper in financial management, this paper further examines a firm's capital structure policy, dividend and pay-out policy, short-term financial management, and several advanced topics.
    FINAN306Capital Markets and Financial Institutions19B (Hamilton) & 19B (Tauranga)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to Australasian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry.
    MNMGT395Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT396Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT399Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MNMGT495Industry Experience19C (Online)
    The industry experience course is a NET delivered course, which runs over the summer from early November to early February. Students search for and find their own host organisation, anywhere in the world, that agrees to take them on for 4 to 13 weeks during the summer period.
    MNMGT496Management Internship19C (Hamilton)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    MNMGT499Report of an Investigation19C (Hamilton)
    The Report of an Investigation offers students the opportunity to complete a secondary data based research report on an area related to their management discipline of study. Students also complete 100 hours of voluntary work co-ordinated through the University of Waikato Employability Plus Program.
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECONS543Applied Econometrics19A (Hamilton)
    A postgraduate paper in econometrics for students who have not included an advanced paper in econometrics in their undergraduate degree.
    FINAN501Computer Modelling for Financial Analysis19A (Hamilton)
    The objective of this paper is to equip students with financial modelling skills using a computer spreadsheet. Generic skills such as performing sensitivity analyses, running simulations and solving optimisation problems in finance are included.
    FINAN504International Corporate Finance19A (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with finance subject matters faced by multinational corporations. The course examines exchange rate determinations, currency exposure management, international investment and international capital budgeting.
    FINAN510Financial Theory and Corporate Policy19A (Hamilton) & 19T (Hamilton)
    This paper covers the principles of corporate finance as in FINA311; including capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy, cash and liquidity management and advanced theoretical components. Prior exposure to the standard financial concepts and relevant research to this area is assumed.
    FINAN511Advanced Corporate Finance19B (Hamilton)
    This paper deals with the current thinking and research in corporate finance. The material covers core areas such as the cost of capital, optimal capital structure, dividend policy, leasing, agency theory, IPOs, and managerial compensation.
    FINAN512Investments and Portfolios19A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a more advanced treatment on portfolio analysis, capital market models, efficient market hypothesis, bond portfolios, and evaluation of portfolio performance. Students are required to complete an empirical study on investments of publishable quality using real world data.
    FINAN517Investments, Portfolios and Financial Markets19A (Hamilton) & 19B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers various aspects of investments and efficient portfolios. Students will critically evaluate core financial models and apply the theoretical concepts to actual problems.
    FINAN519Derivatives19B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to enhance students' ability to understand and analyse derivatives beyond simple futures and options. Major topics include Black-Scholes model, delta-hedging, portfolio insurance, basic numerical procedures, value at risk, GARCH conditional volatility models, credit derivatives, interest rate derivatives and real op...
    FINAN590Directed Study19C (Hamilton)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    FINAN591Finance Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    FINAN592Finance Dissertation19C (Hamilton)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    FINAN593Finance Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    FINAN594Finance Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    MNMGT582Research Methods in Management Studies for Economics and Finance19A (Hamilton)
    This paper introduces students to research paradigms commonly used in research in management studies. It will develop skills in the critical evaluation of research literature, the identification of research problems, and the preparation of research proposals. Students completing the paper will develop a proposal for research in the...
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN800Finance MPhil Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN900Finance PhD Thesis19C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2019 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 15 November 2018 2:19pm

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