Master of Finance (MFinc)

The MFinc is a highly specialized, postgraduate degree if you have previous financial or mathmatical experience and want to accelerate your career in finance.
The MFinc consists of seven taught papers and either an applied or research project, which will equip you to be either:

  • Professional practitioner in the field of Finance or
  • Academic researcher in the discipline of Finance

  • Teaching style and methods

    You will be taught using a mixture of lectures and in-class discussions, seminars, lab class work, tutorials, group work, and using SAS, datasets and other tools.
    While completing the MFinc you may be assessed in a variety of ways such as by lab assignments, essays, case studies, literature reviews, individual or group presentations, or midterm/final exams.

    Background requiredM

    In order to enrol in the MFinc you would normally require a B+ average (in your final year papers) in an appropriate quantitatively-literate undergraduate degree such as mathematics, physics, engineering, economics and finance

    In considering your undergraduate qualification, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as your performance in the programme.

    If your undergraduate degree is not from the University of Otago you will need to provide a verified copy of your academic transcript.

    Career opportunities

    As a graduate of the MFinc you have a wide range of potential career opportunities, including: commercial banking; investment banking; funds management; insurance; brokerage; regulation; government; corporate treasury; financial advising; trading; and, corporate finance.

    There are a wide range of roles you may find yourself working in such as personal financial advisors, financial managers, financial analysts, financial services sales agents, insurance underwriters, credit risk management analysts and mergers and acquisitions analysts.

    Salaries normally start above NZ$50,000 and can be significantly higher in certain positions and across different employers. Many graduates can expect to work overseas.