Finance

Finance is about the management of money and about the finance industry.

Studying finance involves learning about investment strategies and various financial assets such as shares, bonds, options, derivatives, etc.

This area is also about commercial and investment banking and the government's role in regulating financial markets.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Financier
  • Financial manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Investment advisor
  • Angel investor
  • Forensic accountant
  • Venture capitalist
  • Banker
  • Loan officer
  • Superannuation advisor
  • Public policy analyst
  • Business studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

176% of national
median earnings


Employment

70%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
11%
Further study
18%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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