Finance

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Ranking

Top 150 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Ranking

Top 150 in the world for Accounting and Finance (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Qualifications

Overview

Finance is a rapidly growing discipline that examines the acquisition and allocation of financial resources. Where financial accounting measures past performance, Finance as a discipline is forward-focused. It is largely about future planning for firms or investors.

Finance consists of three interrelated subject areas:

  • corporate finance studies how firms raise and efficiently utilise funds obtained from lenders and shareholders
  • financial markets and institutions explores how the financial system facilitates the transfer of funds from savers and lenders to borrowers
  • investment analysis studies how investors choose securities and asset classes for their investment portfolios.

All of these areas assess the trade-off between risk and reward and the valuation of financial and capital assets.

Contact us

Department of Economics and Finance

Phone +64 3 369 3888
Email business@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Reception Level 2, Business and Law building - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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