Finance Papers at Tauranga (2020)

Finance is about making better investment decisions with money, shares and other assets to generate 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 (BBus) and Bachelor of Management Studies with Honours (BMS(Hons)). Finance may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to the approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Finance as a single major for the BBus 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, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN204, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 30 points from FINAN303, FINAN304 or FINAN306. BBus and BMS(Hons) students may count one of WSAFE396 or WSAFE399 in place of 15 points from the 30 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, FINAN200, FINAN202, FINAN204, FINAN302, FINAN305, and 15 points from FINAN303, FINAN304 or FINAN306.

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 that have a total of 14 credits at NCEA Level 3 in Mathematics, Statistics or Calculus can replace MATHS168 with one of ACCTN101, ECONS101, MGSYS101, MRKTG101 or STMGT101.

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



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    FINAN101Introduction to Finance20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20B (Waikato Pathways College), 20S (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    ECONS205Data Analytics with Business Applications20A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20G (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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 120A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (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 120A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (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 Institutions20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    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 Finance20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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 Finance20A (Hamilton) & 20A (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 220A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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 Finance20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20G (Hamilton) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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 Management20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20S (Online) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    The course deals with how risks are quantified and managed, particularly for financial institutions.
    FINAN305Financial Management 220A (Hamilton), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    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 Institutions20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga) & 20X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    This paper provides students with an introduction to Australasian financial markets and an evaluation of the institutions, instruments and participants involved in the industry.
    WSAFE396Management Internship20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    The Management Internship provides students with the opportunity to apply their management discipline-based knowledge to an authentic project within an organisation.
    WSAFE399Report of an Investigation20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga)
    This paper offers students the opportunity to complete a directed investigation of an approved topic relevant to an organisation or industry and in an area related to their management discipline of study.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 August 2020 10:33am

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