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.
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.
Globally responsible leaders
The School is an active partner in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a 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.
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.
FINANCIAL PLANNER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Master of Financial Planning Graduate Felicity Cooper, who was named Financial Planner of the Year at the 2019 Money Management Women in Financial Services Awards.
Director of Cooper Wealth Management, Felicity was the youngest female stock broker in Australia when she began her career and has extensive experience in both investment management and financial planning.
Accounting, Finance and Economics news
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