Master of Financial Management

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Finance Career Talks
Join us at our Finance Career Talks where recent graduates share insights into their worklife experiences and tips on networking, job search and interviews.
  • James Martin | Associate, PwC New Zealand
    Monday 13 August, 5pm - 6pm, Karl Popper 413
  • Dylan Beardsley | Financial and Investment Analyst, Brycharl Corporation
    Wednesday 22 August, 5pm - 6pm, Erskine 441
  • Zachary Taylor | Senior Associate, PwC New Zealand
    Monday 17 September, 5pm - 6pm, Karl Popper 413

The MFM prepares graduates and professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds for careers as finance professionals. Industry projects and guest speakers offer you a direct line of sight to the employment market and exposure to business contacts and local organisations.

Demand for both accounting and finance professionals in New Zealand continues to grow, creating considerable opportunities for employment. Financial management is a significant discipline practised by hundreds of thousands of professionals around the globe.

Gaining an MFM will position you to undertake analyst and decision-making roles in business, such as business analyst, investment analyst and management accountant. As a graduate, you will be able to:

  • Gain exemptions from the academic requirements from professional accounting bodies.
  • Work in consultancy firms, government organisations, not-for-profit or commercial enterprises.

Our MFM programme is ideal for recent graduates who are looking for a direct path into a business or finance role. The programme is also an excellent choice for professionals seeking to transition into a new role in business or finance. MFM participants are typically:

  • Graduates from any undergraduate discipline.
  • Professionals in entry to mid-level roles from organisations of any size and sector.

Multiple entry qualifications offer you a number of study options depending on your professional career goals.*

Postgraduate Diploma in Business

8 core courses

120 points

MFM

Core courses from the Postgraduate Diploma plus:

Capstone Course (4 modules)
MFIN670 Applied Research in Financial Management

  • Business in New Zealand
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Financial Decision-Making
  • Portfolio Management

180 points

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PGDipBus)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business consists of eight elective courses. These courses constitute eight of the nine required courses for the MFM programme. The diploma takes nine months to complete full-time or can be completed in up to four years part-time.

Having satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma with a B average or above, prior to graduating, you can apply to transfer to the MFM.

Duration: Up to 4 years part-time and at full-time study, it will take 8 months.

2. Master of Financial Management (MFM)

In addition to the course requirements for the postgraduate diploma, by completing a further course and the capstone course, you can graduate with the full MFM.

The MFM gives you the opportunity to undertake more in-depth study in business and finance. For the capstone course, you will undertake consultancy projects in areas of accounting, business and finance.

Duration: Part-time up to 4 years and at full-time study, it will take 15 months.

*In consultation, a personal course of study that differs from that outlined above can be completed, subject to the approval of the Dean of Commerce.

Combined Timetable 2018 -- Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all EDP taught masters' courses: MBIS, MBM, MFM, MPA, etc. You will need to identify which courses you will be attending each term (usually, but not always, three courses).

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between the times of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

 

TERM ONE: Monday 29 January to Friday 6 April

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Nelly Todorova

Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber

Room: L526
MBIS602 (1) 
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
MBUS601
Marketing
Ann-Marie Kennedy

Room: Jack Erskine 340
1pm-4pm MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield

Room: L526
MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Neil Crombie

Room: Psychology 344

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Ravi Sharma

Room: L526
MBIS602 (2)
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Catherine McMillan/Julia Wu

Room: Jack Erskine 315  
MBAZ602 (2)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340
5pm-8pm     MBAZ602 (1)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
   

 

TERM TWO: Monday 23 April to Friday 29 June

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm

MBUS650
Business Strategy
Piet Beukman
Room: F3

MBIS623
Data Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Anushia Inthiran
Room: L526

MBIS623
Database Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: Erskine 443

10am-12pm

WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield
Room: L526

       
1pm-4pm

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526

MPAC602
Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
Julia Wu
Room: L526

MBUS602
Leadership
Teresa Callow/Michelle Shields
Room: L526

MPAC606
Management
Tyron Love
Room: L526

MBUS651
Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Christian Walsh/Bob Hamilton
Room: Erskine 340

5pm-8pm      

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: F1 (Forestry Lectorial Room)

 

 

TERM THREE: Monday 16 July to Friday 21 September

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Ravi Sharma
Room: L526

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: West 212
10am-12pm

MBAZ604 
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: Julius von Haast 425
10am-12pm

MBIS621
IT Project Management
Pan Zheng
Room: L526
 
       

WASS (Writing & Study Skills)
Greg Armfield
Room: L520a
From 12:00 pm

 
1pm-4pm MPAC604
Advanced Financial Accounting
Catherine McMillan
Room: L526  
MPAC608
Auditing
Richard Fisher
Room: L526

MPAC605
Taxation
Adrian Sawyer/
Andrew Maples
Room: L526

MBUS603
Managing People & Performance
Russell Wordsworth
Room: Ernest Rutherford 465

MFIN603
Financial Management
Neil Crombie, Rob Vosslamber, Michael Falta & Andrew Maples
Room: L526
 

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 8 October to Friday 7 December

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBIS601 (1)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber
Room: L526

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Lecturer: TBA
Room: TBA  
MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
 
1pm-4pm MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Management
Dieu Dang
Day, time and room: TBA  
MBIS622
Information Systems Security & Risk Management
Stephen Wingreen
Room: L526
MBIS601 (2)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ602
Business Economcs
Stephen Hickson
Room: L526
4pm-7pm     MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
**4-7pm
Neil Crombie
Room: TBA  
   

Key contacts:

Neil Crombie

Lecturer
MFM Director
Meremere 511
Internal Phone: 93769