Finance Papers at Tauranga (2018)

Finance is concerned with investment, decision-making where time and risk are key parameters, and financial markets. Papers are available within the following streams; corporate finance, financial markets and investments.

The value of skills in financial analysis is recognised in a number of special purpose interdisciplinary specialisations.

Finance is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Business Analysis and the 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 BBA, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Accounting, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete FINAN101, MATHS166, FINAN201, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 45 points from FINAN203 or FINAN306, FINAN204 or FINAN301, FINAN303, and FINAN304.

To complete Finance as part of a double major for the BBA 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, MATHS166, FINAN201, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 30 points from FINAN203 or FINAN306, FINAN204 or FINAN301, FINAN303, and FINAN304.

To complete Finance as a single major for the 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, one paper from List A or List B if List A papers have already been included as part of the programme, FINAN201, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 45 points from FINAN203 or FINAN306, FINAN204 or FINAN301, FINAN303, and FINAN304. Students will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of Finance at 500 level.

To complete Finance as part of a double major for the BMS(Hons), 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, one paper from List A or List B if List A papers have already been included as part of the programme, FINAN201, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 30 points from FINAN203 or FINAN306, FINAN204 or FINAN301, FINAN303, and FINAN304. Students will also need to take at least 60 points in the subject of their first major at 500 level.

To complete a minor in Finance students must complete 60 points including at least 30 points above 100 level from the papers listed for the Finance major, including FINAN101 Introduction to Finance or one paper from List C if FINAN101 has already been included as part of the major or degree specific choices.

Note: Students who commenced a major in Finance in 2016 or prior and are undertaking their third year in 2018 will do so using existing 20 point papers. Students are encouraged to contact the Waikato Management School for programme advice.


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  • 100 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    MATHS166Management Mathematics18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    An introduction to algebra and calculus for students in Management or Social Sciences. Students who meet the prerequisites of MATH101 and/or MATH102 may wish to take these paper(s) instead.
  • 200 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN200Financial Management 118A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18T (Hamilton) & 18T (Tauranga)
    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 118B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18S (Hamilton) & 18S (Tauranga)
    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 Institutions18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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 Finance18B (Hamilton) & 18B (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
    FINA301Behavioural FinanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    FINA305Business Analysis and Valuation18S (Online)
    This paper provides a comprehensive treatment of business analysis and valuation, developing a quantitative approach to the analysis of financial information. The aim is to integrate commercial understanding, financial information and capital market theory to investigate the monetary value of businesses.
    FINA306Personal Wealth Management18B (Hamilton), 18B (Tauranga), 18XB (Hamilton) & 18XB (Tauranga)
    This paper focuses on the nature, usage and regulations on the advice of various financial products and legal instruments for developing personal wealth management plan. Participants gain an appreciation of personal goals and how wealth creation and risk management assist in attaining these. Prior knowledge of securities and bond v...
    FINA311Corporate Finance18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper covers the principles of corporate finance. The material builds upon fundamental present value concepts to examine corporate capital budgeting, capital structure, dividend policy and cash and liquidity management.
    FINA312Portfolios and Markets18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper provides an introduction to portfolio construction, management, and protection. Based on the concept of risk-return trade-off, this paper discusses the techniques and implications of efficient portfolio diversification and the allocation of assets among different securities.
    FINA313Capital Markets18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to the principal capital markets in Australasia, their associated institutions, markets, regulators and their financial functions.
  • 400 level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINA401Ethics in FinanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    FINA403Entrepreneurial Finance18T (Online)
    This paper focuses on the role of smaller businesses in the economy, the financial management of these enterprises and government policy relating to the SME (small-medium enterprise) sector. Various models of businesses, theories, knowledge, and financial tools needed to start an entrepreneurial venture are explored.
    FINA405Business Analysis and Asset ValuationThis paper will not be taught in 2018.
    This paper will not be taught in 2018.
    FINA412Derivative Securities18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper lays the foundation for understanding risk management through the pricing and trading of futures and options contracts. The key concepts: hedging, no-arbitrage argument, and risk-neutral valuation will be explained and illustrated in the futures and option pricing models.
    FINA413Financial Markets and Institutions18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to the principal capital markets in Australasia, their associated institutions, markets, regulators and their financial functions.
    FINA417Multinational Financial Management18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    This paper deals with finance subject matters faced by multinational corporations. The course examines exchange rate determination, currency exposure management, international investments and international capital budgeting.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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