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Bachelor of Business (Finance)

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  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Available for international students studying in NZ or via distance learning

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Entry requirements

There are no special entry requirements for the finance programme beyond those that qualify you for study at Massey University. However, competence in English is essential. If you are not confident in this subject we recommend that you undertake additional study prior to enrolling, or attend a Massey University summer programme in English.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Bachelor of Business (Finance) structure

In 2017 changes were made to the Bachelor of Business Studies qualification (now the Bachelor of Business). The course structure presented below therefore applies from 2017 regulations onwards.

The BBus majoring in Finance has a total of 360 credits

  • Core business courses totalling 120 credits
  • Finance major courses totalling 120 credits
  • Elective courses totalling 120 credits

In order to widen your choice of courses, or to fit in with your other commitments, you may opt for a mix of internal and distance courses.


To qualify with a Bachelor of Business majoring in finance you will need to pass a total of 360 credits consisting of the following:

Core business courses

Core courses are compulsory. These are courses which cover topics across the business spectrum. They are designed to give you the leadership, communication and solid business skills that you will need in your career. See main Bachelor of Business webpages for information on core courses

Finance major courses

Compulsory courses (60 credits)
125.220 Financial Institutions and Markets
125.230 Business Finance
125.241 Introduction to Investments
125.340 Investment Analysis

Compulsory capstone course (15 credits)
125.330 Advanced Business Finance

Subject courses (45 credits)
115.388 Internship in Business (maximum 15 credits towards major)
115.389 Business Internship
125.250 Financial Modelling 
125.320 International Finance
125.350 Financial Risk Management
125.364 Bank Financial Management

If you would like to find out more about individual course requirements, please use our Course search.


  • 125.330 is a capstone course, which means it is designed to be taken in your last year of study. It relies on you having completed first and second year courses and ties your learning together.

Elective courses

Elective courses can be chosen from any area of study that interests you, as long as it fits with the timetabling for the courses you need to take to complete your Bachelor of Business.

For this finance major we do recommend that you choose one of the following first year courses for your elective choices in your first year: 161.101 Statistics for Business or 161.120 Introductory Statistics. These courses will assist with your numeracy abilities.

English language electives

If English is not your first language and you would like to increase your confidence in academic English we recommend you incorporate one or both of these programmes as electives:

  • 192.101 English for Academic Purposes for Speakers of Other Languages
  • 192.102 Academic Writing in English for Speakers of Other Languages

Minor Requirements

A minor consists of 60 credits in Finance; including 125.220, 125.230, 125.241; and either 125.330 or 125.340.

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