• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This 12-month accelerated course will equip you with the industry-relevant skills needed to secure financial roles working in businesses, banks, investment firms, and the public sector.

The Applied Finance course at University of Waikato has a strong practical focus and is ideal for students who have never majored in finance before, but already have some quantitative analysis skills from their bachelor’s degree.

On completion, graduates will be well positioned to continue their career journey towards gaining the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. This requires work experience and passing the CFA Institute exams.

Students will have 24/7 access to a brand-new Finance Trading Room opening in February 2020. This high-tech simulation room will display trading prices in real time for global and NZX financial markets, so that students can experience the thrill of buying and selling shares/bonds/commodities, and compete to build the most valuable portfolios.

Career opportunities

  • Investment advisor
  • Banker (commercial, investment, small business, rural, industry)
  • Corporate financer
  • Actuary
  • Financial regulator
  • Sharebroker
  • Treasurer
  • Financial or business analyst

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fundamental Accounting for Decision-Making
  • Economics for Business
  • Quantitative Skills for Finance and Economics
  • Financial Management and Institutions
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investments and Financial Markets
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • International Finance

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • International students must have an equivalent qualification from a recognised university, and meet the English language requirements
  • a B grade or better at Level 8 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • an overall score of C (with at least a C in the Writing band) in the Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26268 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26268 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4418 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • $NZ 7592: National
  • $NZ 45140: International

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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