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The future is bright for finance graduates in Australia

Australia's sophisticated banking system was the envy of the international community during the global credit crunch, and now we lead the way in transforming how global markets operate and how credit is managed.

Today's financial professionals are as dynamic as the industry they work in, and they're in huge demand all over the world.

The finance industry is a global industry and goes way beyond handling money and balancing accounts. Studying finance will help you understand how international events influence local economies.

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Study finance at Griffith

CFA Institute University Recognition Program

Griffith is leading the way in finance education. Our Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) was the first in Australia to be approved to take part in the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This gives you a solid grounding in the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and positions you well to undertake the CFA exams. Griffith University is able to award up to five Awareness Scholarships for suitable candidates to sit the CFA professional examinations. CFA Awareness Scholarships.

Learn in the state-of-the-art trading rooms

You’ll learn in financial trading rooms featuring state-of-the-art desktops equipped with the Bloomberg Professional Service. Bloomberg LP is a global leader in business and financial information and the Bloomberg Professional Service is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, and market news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. You will have access to the exciting world of the stock market and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree.

5-Star Rated

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.

More than the classroom

Gain experience and build on your classroom knowledge through a finance internship, community internship or global mobility internship. Under the guidance of an industry supervisor, you’ll work on a project for a professional or not-for-profit organisation and develop valuable professional skills and industry connections.

Peta Wilton

While studying a double degree in finance and law at Griffith, Peta Wilton brandished her well-used passport on a regular basis. Thirty countries in three years complemented her tertiary education with a global outlook that has served her well. Many of her overseas ventures were associated with opportunities gained through the Griffith Honours College, internship programs and international exchange. Peta credits her overseas experience with giving her an edge in the employment market. She also had an advantage when the time came to look ahead to life after university. Her connection with Griffith's Careers and Employment Service led to an offer to work with KPMG's audit division on the Gold Coast.

Peta Wilton

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Skills to take you all over the world

Australia has a sophisticated financial services industry and is well positioned as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

A Griffith commerce degree with a major in finance gives you a solid grounding in the theory and practice of finance, administration and management. Finance graduates are employed all over the world in retail and merchant banks, insurance, treasury operations, taxation, risk management, stockbroking, financial consultancy firms, regulatory authorities, corporate finance, international trade, securities and investment firms.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2

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

Q&A Sessions

Book a 30 minute, personalised appointment with a member of our student recruitment team, to help find the right degree for you and get personalised advice about your study options. You can also find out about scholarships and discover pathways to university.  Find out more.

Monday 30 October — Saturday 17 February

Trimester 3

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 — Wednesday 27 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - South Bank

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Wednesday 22 November — Wednesday 27 September

Postgraduate Information Evening - Gold Coast

Join Griffith University for a postgraduate information evening and talk to our staff and students about how a postgraduate degree can help you achieve your career goals.

Saturday 16 December — Friday 22 December

Know Your Options

Chat online with our expert study advisers after you have received your entry score, to discuss your study options. Find out about pathways, entry requirements and program options, plus what you can do if your score was higher or lower than expected.