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The School of Economics and Finance is a New Zealand centre of expertise for the areas of finance, banking, economics and property. We have a strong focus on applied research and business consultancy and actively seek the participation of all relevant sectors of New Zealand society.
We aim to conduct our activities fairly, effectively and in accordance with recognised ethical standards, providing a productive environment for both staff and students.
Massey’s economics, finance and property programmes are industry-relevant and applied. You will be taught by some of New Zealand’s leading practitioners and learn the application of techniques in real world environments, like our Trading Room – the only one of its kind in a New Zealand university.
We conduct an internationally-recognised research programme. We are also involved in or lead several renowned research centres in the areas of applied and theoretical economics, financial services, public policy evaluation, financial literacy, real estate, social innovation and sustainable development.
As a finance student, I really found the resources in the trading room (Bloomberg and Capital IQ) extremely useful. It was exciting being a student fund manager and managing the funds portfolio and all of these extracurricular activities positively reinforced what I was learning.Hattaf Ansari
Investment Analyst, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund
Master of Management (Banking and Finance)
I chose Massey University as it is the biggest comprehensive university in New Zealand and it has good reputation in my home country of China.JI Li
Postgraduate Diploma in Business
While challenging, I found the economics major at Massey to be extremely versatile, interesting and valuable. I developed strong quantitative, qualitative and critical thinking skills throughout. Skills that have enabled me to apply for, and deliver tangible change within, a wide range of jobs.Jessica Black
Analyst at MartinJenkins
Bachelor of Business (Economics)
Massey provided a supportive, affectionate and comfortable learning environment. The good databases, the facilities, the technical and administrative support, and support for international students such as myself significantly contributed to the accomplishment of my doctoral degree.Karren Khaw
Senior Lecturer - School of Economics, Finance and Banking, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Doctor of Philosophy
Massey had smaller class sizes and a more personal feel. You were part of a community rather than just another student.Nicole Piper
Owner: Piper Property Auckland Limited
Bachelor of Business (Property)
By the end of my degree I had a career direction that I knew I would enjoy and excel at.Rachel Hare
Bachelor of Business (Property)
My experience studying at Massey was great and what I learnt was applicable to my work. The economics component of my masters gave me a strong theoretical framework and the finance component gave me tangible skills and knowledge for the workplace.Sam Weir
Master of Management (Financial Economics)
The property papers gave me a good introduction into the real world that I now deal with daily. When I started my first job, the terms used weren’t foreign to me and I was able to put into practice everything that I had learnt.Ula Lopati
Compliance Auditor for Auckland Transport
Bachelor of Business (Property)
The Centre, led by Massey University, brings together researchers from universities and industry in New Zealand and around the world. Projects focus on policy-oriented projects of international, national and regional macroeconomics.
The Real Estate Analysis Unit at Massey University leads research in New Zealand around the property market. The group produces the Home Affordability Report which is frequently cited in the media and in academic journals, and the New Zealand Residential Rental Survey. The research is freely available and they also offer consultancy or bespoke research services.
The New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre (SIERC) is a hub for interdisciplinary academic research in social innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Centre investigates the application of ideas to areas of social value and entrepreneurial action by organisations and individuals that creates significant social value.
The Westpac Massey Financial Education (Fin-Ed) Centre works to help New Zealanders become more financially savvy by improving their knowledge, attitudes and behaviour towards money. The Fin-Ed Centre is globally unique for the breadth of its work around financial literacy, covering education, research and consultancy. We undertake research and run courses for both groups and individuals.
Massey University is part of CFA's University Affiliation Programme. This demonstrates that our curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful for students preparing for the CFA Program exams.
Financial Advice New Zealand is New Zealand's professional body for advice practitioners in financial planning, insurance, investment and estate planning. The group recognise some relevant Massey qualifications, allowing graduates to become a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERCM Professional.
The Property Institute of New Zealand (PINZ) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It is a national organisation representing property professionals with more than 2500 members working in a broad range of fields throughout New Zealand and the world.
Massey is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 200 universities for accounting and finance. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.
Massey University is ranked by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) as one of the top 250 universities for economics and econometrics. QS is an organisation that ranks universities worldwide in various topics.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredits Massey's Bachelor of Construction and Bachelor of Business (Property). This is a global professional body promoting and enforcing the highest international standards in the valuation, management and development of land, real estate, construction and infrastructure.
The Valuers Registration Board (VRB) accredits the Bachelor of Business (Property). It is an independent statutory body administered by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).
Martin's research is focused on international finance, open-economy macroeconomics and monetary economics. His research has been published in leading economic journals, including in the American Economic Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, and Economic Policy.
Martin is a founder of the New Zealand Centre of Macroeconomics, a Fellow of Asian Bureau for Financial and Economic Research at National University of Singapore, a co-director of an Open Economy Macroeconomics Research Programme at the Australian National University, and is a research associate at Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.See all School of Economics and Finance staff Massey careers
The School of Economics and Finance is one of five interconnected schools within the Massey Business School.