FINC390-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Internship or Consultancy Project

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


An internship or consultancy project is an opportunity to experience a professional work environment. Internships or projects taken for credit are usually unpaid. You are expected to develop a good understanding of a sector, market or organisation. The work you submit will show an application of the tools, ideas or concepts of finance. You will be required to reflect critically on the requirements of transitioning from an academic to a work environment and the skills valued in a professional workplace. As these are finance placements, priority is given to finance majors.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.


(1) FINC201 and FINC203 (2) Subject to approval of the Head of Department


ECON390, ARTS395, PACE395

Course Coordinator

Laura Meriluoto


To enrol in this class, you will have to be accepted into a project by the course administrator. Available projects vary from semester to semester and students will be invited to apply for projects a few weeks before the start of each semester via the ECON-FINC learn page and the email associated with that page. If you do not have access to the ECON-FINC learn page, please email the course administrator.

It is important to note that there is no guarantee you will be selected for a project as the demand for projects often exceeds the supply of projects. Typically, only about half of the students who apply will get a project. When we allocate students to projects, we take into account the following:

• GPA. It is rare for students with a GPA of less than 5 to get a project. If your GPA is not a good indicator of your performance at university, please contact the course administrator.  
• Motivation paragraph (part of the application process)
• Fit between courses taken and what the project needs
• Complementarity between different team members (ideally skills of different team members are complementary)
• How close students are to graduation.

Note that you should NOT enrol in this class until you have been allocated a project. If needed, enrol in another class until you get a project confirmed.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,200.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Department of Economics and Finance .

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