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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. You'll learn how the world works and how markets communicate in a young and dynamic industry where expertise is 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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Study economics at Griffith

I’m ready for the future of business

Meet Caitlene Hillman, Griffith business student and AFR top 100 future leader. International opportunities during her degree have given her first-hand experience of current trends, ensuring she’s job ready for the future of business.

Learn more through internships

Get out of the classroom and into the real working environment of an economist. 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, SKM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Treasury Department of Transport and Main Roads, Emergency Management Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland and AECOM Consulting to name a few.

Cutting-edge trading rooms

At Griffith Business School you can hone your skills on-campus in market trading rooms that mimic the Australian Stock Exchange and use the same software as stockbroking and finance firms. You’ll have the best technology for an authentic experience and access to the latest financial feeds live.

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.

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

Study options

It is important to check the degree requirements including placement requirements, before you apply.

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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Scholarships

BusinessPLUS scholarships

We offer three new BusinessPLUS scholarship categories this year, which seek to reward potential as well as excellence - so it’s worthwhile investigating whether you might qualify to receive one. Scholarships can cover tuition fees, education and living expenses. You can apply if you are coming straight from year 12, or if you have left high school and are applying to start an undergraduate university degree. They add to over 600 scholarships available at Griffith. You can also apply for multiple scholarships with just one application; we’ll match you with the Griffith University scholarship you are eligible for and it's free.

What is BusinessPLUS?

When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. You get the BusinessPLUS advantage. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith business school students the skills and networks they will later rely on in the workplace. Open to any Griffith Business School student, the program caters for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills. BusinessPLUS combines skills based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks you’ll rely on later.

BusinessPLUS Academic Excellence Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, OP 1-8

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BusinessPLUS Transition Scholarships

Valued between $7,500 - $10,000, OP 9-14

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BusinessPLUS First Peoples Scholarships

Valued between $15,000 - $20,000, open to first peoples

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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 Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) can take you into 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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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Wednesday 29 April — Thursday 30 April

Parent and Student Information Webinars

We understand that high school students and their families have many questions about the transition to tertiary study. Register for one of our online webinars and get the right advice from our expert study advisers to support your child's journey to university.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival - CANCELLED

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Townsville Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Thursday 27 August — Thursday 27 August

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Cairns Youth and Careers Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Friday 9 October — Saturday 10 October

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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