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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. At Griffith, we’ll teach you how the world works and how markets communicate in an evolving industry. You’ll learn how to approach business with an innovative, creative mind-set that will set you apart. Your expertise will be 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.

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Join the new way of thinking

The world is catching up with a clear shift away from outdated business practices. The new Bachelor of business is a genuine alternative to traditional business degrees. It’s a whole new way of thinking for a whole new generation of future business professionals.

Practical learning

You can earn credit towards your degree and get job-ready through the extra-curricular activities, industry experiences and business professional development we offer.

Study your way

Build your studies around you. Get the flexibility of studying on-campus, online, part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters per year. No matter where you are, you’ll get the access, support and assistance you need to succeed.

Multiply your options

Double your career opportunities without doubling your study time. A double degree will give you an edge in the getting a job and build a career that is as unique as your interests.

Education excellence

You are getting a high-quality education. Griffith ranks in the top 7 in Australia for overall educational experience for undergraduates in the QILT 2019 Student Experience Survey.

Learn more through internships

You’ll have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and into a real working environment through an enriching internship. 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, ACIL Allen Consulting, Queensland Treasury, Department of Transport and Main Roads, RACQ, Trade and Investment Queensland to name a few.

Cutting-edge trading rooms

Hone your skills in our market trading rooms that mimic the Australian Stock Exchange and use the same software as stockbroking and finance firms. You’ll have access to the best technology for an authentic, real world experience and the latest live financial feeds.

AACSB Accredited

Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International which means our business degrees are internationally recognised for excellence and outstanding business education. It’s the most prestigious accreditation a business school can earn.

World-class staff

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.

Christina Ruiz

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.'

Christina Ruiz

Become a researcher

If you are considering ongoing research study, Griffith Business School has a number of disciplines where you can specialise by studying a PHD.

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Unsure if you meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the criteria for your degree, you can still come to Griffith. Our admission pathway options can help you improve your selection rank, upgrade to your preferred degree or satisfy subject prerequisites.

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Forge your path

Business at Griffith seeks to prepare you for an ever-changing world

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Career outcomes

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 business degree from Griffith can prepare you for the future world of work, take you into careers like 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).

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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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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July


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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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