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.

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 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.

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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.

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Research

The Social and Affordable Housing Program

The Program provides a platform to bring together academics, practitioners and policymakers to develop innovative solutions to the financing of affordable housing.

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Behavioural Insights Group

The Behavioural Insights Group integrates a range of disciplines and focusses on exploring the biological foundations that drive behaviour and decision-making.

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Publications

Financial Planning Research Journal

The FPRJ publishes original, scholarly, peer-reviewed articles from a variety of personal finance and investment disciplines.

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Discussion Paper Series

Work in progress and preliminary research findings by researchers and Department associates.

Partnerships

We foster mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government and the community that power innovation and drive success.

Our wide­-reaching relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning.

Student opportunities

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.

Careers in Commerce

Careers you can count on

Years 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to attend the annual Griffith Business School Careers in Commerce Experience Day. Students will gain insight into the exciting career choices available to them as commerce graduates, and they will hear from speakers who have used their commerce qualifications to forge successful careers in the diverse areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance and financial planning.

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.

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Work Integrated Learning Opportunities

The Department offers a range of internship opportunities and partnership with students and industry, in the disciplines of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

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Our Expert Staff

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

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.

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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.

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The Social and Affordable Housing Program

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. To this end, the Program conducts scholarly and practical research, organise conferences, symposia and seminars and training programs, and supervise PhD students.

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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.

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