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Think where global development, politics and business can take you
In today's world, economics is about more than just numbers. Economists keep economies strong and stable. They help poor nations develop. You'll learn how the world works and how markets communicate in a young and dynamic industry where expertise is sought by government agencies, leading banks and national policy makers. In the public sector your skills are needed to shape taxation, social security, and market regulation. In the private sector you can enjoy a lucrative career as a financial analyst, stockbroker or merger and acquisition advisor.
Study economics at Griffith
Learn more through internships
Get out of the classroom and into the real working environment of an economist. Griffith Business School’s economics internships place you in the field and equip you with the professional skills you need to be work ready. Our industry partners include Deloitte Consulting, SKM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury Department of Transport and Main Roads, Emergency Management Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland and AECOM Consulting to name a few.
Cutting-edge trading rooms
At Griffith Business School you can hone your skills on-campus in market trading rooms that mimic the Australian Stock Exchange and use the same software as stockbroking and finance firms. You’ll have the best technology for an authentic experience and access to the latest financial feeds live.
Griffith Business School is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality in Business and Management by the Good Universities Guide 2018, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.
Our economics teachers are passionate about economics and combine a high academic profile with significant work experience outside academia. They have strong and active links with key international organisations like the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.
A double major in economics and finance at Griffith set Christina Ruiz up for a stellar start to her career. In 2014, she was named on the GradConnection list of Australia's most employable students. Judges highlighted her maturity and drive when also 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 Ernst and Young in Melbourne. 'As an opportunity to learn, grow and succeed, this is a fantastic first step in my career.'
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|Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)||Gold Coast
|Bachelor of Social Science||Gold Coast
|Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management||Gold Coast
Expand your qualifications and your career options with our range of double degrees. As a double degree graduate, you’ll have a special skill set that will help you stand out with future employers.
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|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business||Gold Coast||14|
|Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business||Nathan||14|
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan|
|Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Commerce||Gold Coast|
|Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Commerce||Nathan||8|
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It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.
A world of opportunities
Griffith economics graduates have ended up working in some of the most prestigious economics bodies in Australia, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission and the Commonwealth Treasury.
You'll be prepared for a career in the banking and finance industry as an analyst or advisor, in property development or real estate, and in government policy, in fields like the environment, health, education and transport. Think internationally with organisations like the World Bank and the United Nations. A Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) can take you into business management, commercial and taxation law, stockbroking and financial planning. And, as an economics graduate, you'll qualify for membership to the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland).
September 19, 2017
GBS prize honours memory of the late Professor Russell Trood
Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October
Our second trimester starts on Monday 3 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 30 September to Saturday 14 October.
Monday 18 September — Friday 29 September
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Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February
Our third trimester starts on Monday 30 October. Trimester 3 examinations run from Saturday 10 to Saturday 17 February 2018.
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Wednesday 15 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank
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Wednesday 22 November
Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast
Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December
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