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Master of Business (MBus) in Finance

The MBus is a professionally-oriented specialist postgraduate degree with an applied research focus.

The programme has been designed to meet the needs of employers and students, by extending students’ knowledge, research skills and career prospects through postgraduate study and research.

The MBus provides advanced studies in Finance that are highly relevant for both a professional career in Finance and as a foundation for proceeding to higher academic studies.

Programme Requirements

Master of Business (MBus) in Finance

Note: no new enrolments will be accepted for this programme.

Papers and Thesis
  • FINC 406  Advanced Empirical Finance

  • Papers worth a total of 120 points from:
    • FINC 402  Advanced Corporate Finance
    • FINC 403  Studies in Capital Markets
    • FINC 405  Mathematical Finance
    • FINC 410  Advanced International Financial Management
    • FINC 411  Financial Risk Management
    • FINC 420  Energy and Carbon Finance
    • FINC 460  Advanced Fixed Income Securities
  • FINC 5A (thesis, 96 points)

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The programme consists of six 400-level papers (as for the PGDipCom) and a research project (FINC5A) that normally takes less than nine months to complete.

Approval for proceeding to the research topic is subject to satisfactory achievement in all 400-level papers, and if approval is not granted, students may be eligible for the PGDipCom qualification.

The research topic must be completed within eighteen months of a student's date of entry to the MBus.

Admission to MBus in Finance

Students are required to have completed FINC 301 and FINC 308 and gain approval from the Head of Department. Admission is determined by academic merit (typically at least a B+ average over your 300-level Finance courses, with nothing less than a B).

Entry to the MBus is also open to graduates with acceptable Mathematics, Statistics or Economics backgrounds who have majored in other disciplines. It is necessary to have prerequisite papers FINC 201, FINC 202, FINC 301 and FINC 308, and to have approval from the Head of Department as above.

Students apply for admission to the MBus by completing the application form available online.

Regulations

See the University of Otago website for MBus regulations.