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Make your financial plan to study Finance

A degree in Finance from Otago opens doors to an exciting range of well-paid careers globally. Finance is a decision-oriented discipline that is complex, challenging and dynamic. It is about managing money and capital expenditures in the real world—making practical financial decisions that can add value.

Finance at Otago covers:

  • Portfolio theory and investments
  • Corporate financial management
  • International finance
  • Personal finance
  • Institutions

The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from Otago is recognised worldwide. You can combine Accounting with another discipline – with a double major – or a minor – or you can take Accounting papers as interest papers that still count towards your degree. No matter how you include Finance in your degree, Otago is a great choice.

Visit the Finance subject page and explore degree options, programme requirements, available undergraduate papers and apply now

Combining  a minor with a Finance Major

Completing the compulsory BSNS 100 level papers and all papers required for BCom majoring in FINC amounts to 13 papers. This leaves a student room to add further papers structured as a minor in another subject if desired. Common minors combined with a Finance major are those offered in the Business School (e.g. Accounting, Business Analytics, Information Science, Economics etc) but minors from across the University can be added (e.g. Mathematics).

Find out more about minor subjects

A minor in Business Analytics

A new minor that is attractive to business employers is Business Analytics. Data Analysis is key to business growth and digital transformation. Employees with analytical skills are in high demand - apply yours to make informed decisions that drive organisational success.

Find out more about studying Business Analytics at Otago

A minor in Sustainable Finance

Develop your sustainable finance skills and send a strong message to your potential employers that you are highly competent when it comes to these sought-after capabilities. Make a real difference 'for good' and help our organisations and communities in the transition towards a more sustainable future.

Find out more about studying Sustainable Finance at Otago

Professional qualifications

The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute's CFA Program is considered the financial analyst industry's most rigorous professional certification. Otago's Finance curriculum is well-suited to students intending to sit CFA examinations.

The CFA course is divided into three levels. The Program is based on self-directed study. Candidates must complete about 300 hours of study over 18 weeks.

It is highly valued by influential financial organisations including Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase & Co, UBS AG, Forsyth Barr and AXA.

To learn more about the CFA Program, visit the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute website

Course advice

If you have any questions about studying Finance, we can help with your study plans.


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