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The future is bright for finance graduates in Australia

Australia's sophisticated banking system was the envy of the international community during the global credit crunch, and now we lead the way in transforming how global markets operate and how credit is managed.

Today's financial professionals are as dynamic as the industry they work in, and they're in huge demand all over the world.

The finance industry is a global industry and goes way beyond handling money and balancing accounts. Studying finance will help you understand how international events influence local economies.

Flexible study options

Learn how we can help make University work for you.

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Study finance 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.

CFA Institute University Recognition Program

Griffith is leading the way in finance education. Our Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) was the first in Australia to be approved to take part in the prestigious CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This gives you a solid grounding in the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge and positions you well to undertake the CFA exams. Griffith University is able to award up to five Awareness Scholarships for suitable candidates to sit the CFA professional examinations. CFA Awareness Scholarships.

Learn in the state-of-the-art trading rooms

You’ll learn in financial trading rooms featuring state-of-the-art desktops equipped with the Bloomberg Professional Service. Bloomberg LP is a global leader in business and financial information and the Bloomberg Professional Service is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, and market news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. You will have access to the exciting world of the stock market and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree.

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.

More than the classroom

Gain experience and build on your classroom knowledge through a finance internship, community internship or global mobility internship. Under the guidance of an industry supervisor, you’ll work on a project for a professional or not-for-profit organisation and develop valuable professional skills and industry connections.

Study to suit your lifestyle

Whether you’re balancing work, family or just life in general, we understand that study isn’t your only commitment. That’s why Griffith Business School’s postgraduate marketing degrees have been developed to be flexible, so you can fit your passion for learning into your busy schedule. Study full-time or part-time, online, on-campus or a combination of both. Plus, as life gets busy, you’ll have the flexibility to accelerate or slow down your study to make your university life easier and more enjoyable.

At Griffith we do online better, with more degrees, more flexibility and more support. Online study gives you the same high-quality content, the same academics, plus the option to study anywhere, anytime, with dedicated support when you need it. Of course, even if you choose to study online, you can still come to campus to take advantage of all the great facilities we have to offer. Explore the three ways to study online at Griffith and find out how you can mix-and-match to suits your needs.

Accelerate your online study

At Griffith Business School, you can choose to fast-track your finance study by completing our accelerated online degrees, either the Graduate Certificate in Finance or the Master of Finance. Ideal for busy people, each course is 100% online and takes six weeks to complete, so you can focus on one subject at a time and still graduate in up to two years. With six intakes every year, you can start almost straight away and gain your qualification sooner.

The accelerated online experience at Griffith includes:

100% online content

No matter where you are based in Australia, our courses are 100% online so all learning materials and assessments are accessible wherever you choose to study.

Accelerated learning

Our accelerated online programs are fast-tracked, so you study one course every six weeks to gain your qualification sooner.

Dedicated advisors

From your initial enquiry and application to graduation, we’ll support you with a dedicated Student Advisor team for the whole journey.

Digital networking

Engage with a community of like-minded, experienced professionals in an interactive and collaborative digital learning environment.

Start straight away

With six intakes a year, you can virtually start whenever you’re ready.

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Peta Wilton

While studying a double degree in finance and law at Griffith, Peta Wilton brandished her well-used passport on a regular basis. Thirty countries in three years complemented her tertiary education with a global outlook that has served her well. Many of her overseas ventures were associated with opportunities gained through the Griffith Honours College, internship programs and international exchange. Peta credits her overseas experience with giving her an edge in the employment market. She also had an advantage when the time came to look ahead to life after university. Her connection with Griffith's Careers and Employment Service led to an offer to work with KPMG's audit division on the Gold Coast.

Peta Wilton

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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Applications open

Applications are open for a full MBA scholarship.

Career outcomes

Skills to take you all over the world

Australia has a sophisticated financial services industry and is well positioned as a hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

A Griffith commerce degree with a major in finance gives you a solid grounding in the theory and practice of finance, administration and management. Finance graduates are employed all over the world in retail and merchant banks, insurance, treasury operations, taxation, risk management, stockbroking, financial consultancy firms, regulatory authorities, corporate finance, international trade, securities and investment firms.

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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 21 October — Friday 25 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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

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Tuesday 29 October — Thursday 31 October

Application Support Nights

Need help with your university application? Receive personalised advice and assistance from one of our expert study advisers to start and/or complete your university application.

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Monday 16 December — Thursday 19 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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