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.


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.

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Research and publications

Financial Planning Research Journal

The FPRJ publishes original, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from a variety of personal finance and investment disciplines.

Discussion Paper Series

Work in progress and preliminary research findings by researchers and Department associates.


We foster mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government and the community that power innovation and drive success.

Our wide­-reaching relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning.

Student opportunities

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.

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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

Mark Brimble

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.

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Exploring economics

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.

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Housing Symposium

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.

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Remarkable alumni

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.


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