Major requirements

Learn about capital markets and the financing decisions facing an organisation.

Finance major requirements


75 points from:
Course Title Prerequisite
ACCTG 102 Accounting Concepts ACCTG 101 or 191
MATHS 108 General Mathematics 1 MATHS 102 or at least 12 credits in Achievement Standards in NCEA Level 3 Calculus or at least 18 credits Achievement Standards in NCEA Level 3 Statistics and Modelling including standard 90644 Solving Equations. Alternative prerequisites include a D or better in CIE A2 Mathematics or a C or better in CIE AS Mathematics or 3 out of 7 in IB Mathematics.
FINANCE 251 Financial Management ACCTG 102 or 192
FINANCE 261 Introduction to Investments FINANCE 251
MATHS 208 General Mathematics 2 15 points from ENGSCI 111, PHYSICS 111, MATHS 108, 150, 153
45 points from:
Course Title Prerequisite
ACCTG 371 Financial Statement Analysis FINANCE 251 or 261, and ACCTG 211 or 292
FINANCE 310 Applied Financial Modelling FINANCE 251 and 261, or 251 and ACCTG 371
FINANCE 351 Advanced Financial Management FINANCE 251
FINANCE 361 Modern Investment Theory and Management FINANCE 261 and MATHS 208 or 250
FINANCE 362 Risk Management FINANCE 261 and MATHS 208 or 250
FINANCE 383 Banking and Financial Institutions FINANCE 251 or ECON 201 and 211
FINANCE 384 Special Topic  

ECON 352

International Finance ECON 201 and 211
COMLAW 305 Securities Markets and Investment Law COMLAW 203
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Complementary subjects


Subjects which complement a Finance major are:

  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
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Suggested combinations for majors and non-majors


If you are interested in a particular area of Finance such as financial management or investments, or simply want to take Finance courses to complement a different major, our Business Student Advisors will be able to suggest the best combination of courses to meet your needs.

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