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:
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.
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
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: