Expert staff producing industry leading research
Our world-class teaching team, technology-rich learning spaces, industry leading research and professional connections ensures graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to hit the ground running.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics offers industry-recognised undergraduate and postgraduate programs in accounting, banking, business law, business statistics, economics, finance, financial planning and taxation. Our program allows you to major in one or more of these fields.
Our world-class teaching team, technology-rich learning spaces, and industry partnerships ensure you will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to hit the ground running.
Our close working relationships with industry representatives, professional bodies and industry leading research programs ensure students graduate with a highly relevant degree that is valued by employers. This enables you to contribute effectively in your chosen field and meet challenges facing both the domestic and the global business environment.
Griffith Business School offers many opportunities for students to get involved with our community, build professional and social networks, and enhance business skills. We also offer a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards to assist with the costs of course fees, textbooks, accommodation and living expenses.
Higher Degree Research
We pride ourselves on supporting emerging scholars and actively involving them in the activities of the Department and our partner research centres.
We have over 40 Higher Degree by Research students with a wide range of thesis.
Introducing the Student Investment Fund
The Student Investment Fund provides outstanding finance students with access to Queensland’s largest student managed investment fund, totalling $250,000.
Our expert staff
Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority
Professor Mark Brimble won the 2016 National Australian Award for University Teaching in the Law, Economics, Business and Related Studies category.
Mark was recently appointed a member of the new Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority, responsible for governing the conduct of professionals in the financial advice sector across Australia.
Two of Griffith’s leading economic minds—Professor Ross Guest and Professor Fabrizio Carmignani—have come together to help inform the debate over whether the next generation will be better off than those who have gone before them.
Their social learning platform, Exploring economics: Will the next generation be worse off? enables individuals to hear from experts about a range important economic issues.
Tackling real world issues
The Department recently hosted more than 70 leading government, academic, and industry experts to tackle one of the country’s biggest problems at the 2017 Australian Social and Affordable Housing Symposium.
The Symposium investigated ways to ease the burden of 'housing stress', and examined the social, political and economic challenges—particularly for low income households.
A double degree in economics and finance at Griffith set Christina Ruiz up for a stellar start to her career. In 2014, she was named one of GradConnection's most employable students in Australia. Judges highlighted her maturity and drive when announcing her the winner of the Westpac Group Accounting and Financial Services category. On completion of her Bachelor of Commerce, Christina was offered a graduate position with EY in Melbourne.
Accounting, Finance and Economics news
February 07, 2018
Finance students to reap rewards of enhanced scholarship opportunities
Griffith has been offered a place to participate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute University Affiliation Program.
January 29, 2018
DFAT Pacific Banking Fellowship highlights Griffith’s capacity for positive, lasting impact
The three-week program brought eight Fellows from around the South Pacific to Griffith in service of developing research and policy formulation in the region.
January 22, 2018
UN Industrial Development Organisation draws on Griffith lecturer’s research in new report
Dr Andreas Chai has contributed two chapters to the 2018 UNIDO Industrial Development Report.
December 11, 2017
Indonesian officials learn about Australian fiscal policy
A member of both APEC and the G20, Indonesia has the largest economy in South East Asia which, since the Global Financial Crisis, has experienced strong sustained economic growth around five per cent. With a population over 260 million, more than ten times Australia’s, Indonesia is the world’s thir...