Together we are shaping the future of business
The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics offers internationally recognised degrees 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 high-impact research, innovative approach and strong partnerships with industry will ensure you 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.
An expert in household finance
Dr Tracey West has a strong background in household finance, with several publications on household wealth, financial literacy, financial socialisation and financial planning issues, including a PhD thesis completed in 2016.
Recent work has been published in Economic Notes, Financial Counselling and Planning, Financial Planning Research Journal, Journal of Family and Economic Issues, JASSA, the Consumer Interests Annual.
Empowering Indigenous businesses
Dr Kerry Bodle from Griffith Business School is a descendant of Waka Waka (Cherbourg) First Nation Peoples in Western Queensland, and she explains Indigenous small businesses are underrepresented with only one percent of the 2.1 million Australian small businesses, and consequently it has been her determination to improve this representation and the socio-economic benefits it can provide for Indigenous people. She is investigating how Indigenous business owners have become economically sustainable in running successful small businesses, so that they can translate it into best practices and educate others.
Social and Affordable Housing Program
Developing innovative solutions to the financing of social and affordable housing
The Social and Affordable Housing Program provides a platform to bring together academics, researchers, practitioners and policymakers to carryout research and exchange ideas to develop innovative solutions to the financing of social and affordable housing.
Practical experiences in Accounting, Finance and Economics
Griffith University's Accounting, Finance and Economics majors have been designed to provide you with the right skills for the new economy. You can hear about the practical experiences students can undertake while studying with us as well as the various scholarships and internships on offer. Find out more about why sustainable investing is important, as well as other opportunities such as the Student Investment Fund, the Griffith Tax Clinic, and a variety of other clubs and societies you can join.
Through our research, the Department aims to contribute to sustainability, engender corporate social responsibility, influence social and government policies, and promote best practice in our field.
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.
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, mutually beneficial relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning.
Some of our current partnerships include; AMP, Stonehouse Group, Bendigo Bank and Sunsuper.
Student Investment Fund
We are investing in the next generation of business leaders. The Student Investment Fund provides outstanding finance students with access to Queensland’s largest student managed investment fund, totalling $250,000. Finance students can enrol in a course where they analyse, evaluate and invest in socially responsible, ASX listed companies.
Undertaking an internship can be a highly enriching experience for both students and employers. It's an opportunity for students to apply the theory they've learn at university to a practical, real world experience.
The Department offers a range of internship opportunities and partnership with students and industry, in the disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Economics.
Griffith Tax Clinic
The Tax Clinic provides free tax assistance to help the community navigate Australia's complex tax system. It is a friendly, student-run clinic where you will receive advice from accounting, finance and economics taxation students under the supervision of experienced tax practitioners. The clinic also provides students the opportunity to engage in case work directly relevant to their chosen career; as well as play an important part in assisting otherwise unrepresented taxpayers.
GRANT ENSURES FREE GRIFFITH TAX CLINIC CONTINUES
Griffith University has been awarded $100,000 to continue a popular free community tax service in time for the end of the 2020-21 Financial Year.
This year, many people are expecting another tricky tax time after accessing welfare payments, starting their own businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic or continuing to work from home.
Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
Committed to sustainable enterprise
Griffith Business School is an active partner of, and first Australian business school admitted to, the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. The School is also signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education and the UN Global Compact. This engagement demonstrates the School's strong commitment to sustainable enterprise development and corporate responsibility.
Accounting, Finance and Economics news
Researchers investigate sustainable and social economic development in...
20 Oct 2021
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Women in Finance and Economics Scholarships awarded
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Frontline support is one of the unacknowledged roles that financial planners play.
Experts say everyone needed to battle climate change
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