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
Research into household consumption patterns conducted by Dr Andreas Chai has been used as the basis for the opening chapters of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation‘s latest global Industrial Development Report.
The first such report to be published in two years, the 2018 IDR focuses on the demand for manufacturing around the world, and ways to drive inclusive and sustainable industrial development.
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
March 05, 2018
Griffith students have chance to shine in 2018 AMP University Challenge
The university has a long and decorated history with the competition, now in its eighth year.
February 28, 2018
Sunsuper scholarship recipient reaps ‘immense’ rewards from Griffith’s industry ties
Final-year student Emily Saunders says the award has provided her with "immense" benefits for her studies.
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.