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Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Become a leader in the fields of finance and economics.Select where you studied and your qualification to see the minimum entry score you need to be considered for this program.Your score must be equivalent to the required Australian Year 12 ATAR...

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
4 years full-time
Course Code
2402, 088354B
Intake Months
International Fees
$43,888 per year / $175,552 total

About this course

This program focuses on core areas of economics and finance at a high level.

You'll study topics like how policy can affect economic and social outcomes, the effect of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on economic theory and monetary policy, and what financial issues confront most companies.

At the end of your third year, you'll choose to major in either economics or finance, or to complete a more general pathway and undertake a range of elective courses and a team project.

The aim of the program is to develop your analytical and technical skills to become a leading economist or financier in investment banking, capital markets, equity or venture capital, or the public sector.

Potential career pathways include investment banking, funds management, management and financial consulting, stockbroking, international finance and trade, or employment with public agencies such as the Reserve Bank of Australia.

The main distinguishing characteristics of the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics program are:

  • It is an advanced and accelerated program that can be completed in 4 years vs. 5.5 yrs for Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Economics (Honours).
  • A number of courses are available only to students in this program.
  • The Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics program is highly structured for the first three years, which develops strong cohort effects.

Courses in both the Economics and Finance majors include a mixture of lectures, tutorials and seminars. A key component of the Economics major is an individual research thesis, supervised by an Economics faculty member. A key component of the Finance major is an individual research thesis, supervised by a Finance faculty member. A key component of the Professional Pathway is an industry project completed as part of a team. This project is supervised by a Finance or Economics faculty member and is conducted with one of UQ's industry partners.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

Program highlights
  • UQ's Business and Economics offerings are ranked #55 in the world by Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings (2020).
  • Study topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial management, financial accounting, econometrics, data analytics and management.
  • Work with our world-class academic staff to establish strong links with leading employers.
  • Forge lifelong personal and professional connections with your cohort.

55 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

41 in the world for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Investment banker
  • Management consultant
  • Stockbroker
  • Financial dealer and trader
  • Fund manager
  • Economist
  • Investment analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Economic researcher