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Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

Program code: 2402
QTAC code: 714311
CRICOS code: 088354B

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)

Do you have high-altitude ambitions for your future career? Do you see yourself working in major financial centres like London, New York, Zurich, Paris, Singapore or Shanghai? You're in the right place.

  • The Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) is a four-year program that develops the analytical rigour needed for a high-powered career in finance and economics, whether in the international banking sector or beyond.
  • Study advanced courses from your first year that cover topics including microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial management, financial accounting, econometrics, and data analytics and management.
  • Choose to major in either Economics or Finance by the end of your third year. Majors are optional – if you prefer, you can complete a more general pathway and undertake a range of electives and a team project.
  • Work with an elite cohort of exceptionally driven students, get access to leading academics, researchers and corporate practitioners, and forge life-long connections, both personally and professionally.

Get ready for a career in fast-paced, competitive, and influential organisations, where you'll be at the heart of the global economy.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    Courses are taught by UQ Business School and the School of Economics, which are two of the most influential and prestigious departments of their kind in Australia. UQ was also ranked 39th in the world for accounting and finance in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Teaching staff

    Our teachers are tops

    UQ is home to some of Australia's leading economics researchers who have earned a large number of prestigious awards, competitive research grants and fellowships. We also have specialist research centres including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

    Find out more
  • Employability

    Take the next step

    When you graduate with a UQ honours qualification, you'll stand out as a leader in your field. Previous economics honours graduates have gone on to receive full scholarships at universities including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and UC Berkeley.

Majors for this program

Majors for this program

There are 2 majors available in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).

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Career outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) are distinguished by their highly developed capacities for research, analysis, critical thinking and problem solving.

Graduates can expect to find employment across the private and public sectors in a large number of agencies, international organisations, economic and management consultancies, insurance companies, financial organisations, and banks. Employers might include:

  • financial institutions, stockbroking firms, and merchant and investment banks
  • international organisations, including the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and World Health Organization
  • funds managers and private equity firms 
  • multinational corporations and local firms
  • government departments and agencies at every level including the Reserve Bank and the ACCC
  • utilities, including transport, communications, and power supply
  • economic and management consulting firms 
  • policy think-tanks, research organisations, and universities.

Many of our Economics and Finance graduates also further their research ambitions by enrolling in Master of Philosophy or PhD programs, both in Australia and internationally, where they continue developing their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

  • Fast Facts

    Internationally accredited

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

  • Employability

    Build a professional reputation

    It's possible the thesis you write as an honours student will be publishable and make a significant contribution to the field. This means your research might establish your professional reputation – and potentially act as a gateway for future jobs.

  • Professional experience

    Research opportunities

    During semester breaks, UQ's Summer and Winter Research Programs provide you with research experience working alongside some of the university’s leading academics and researchers. You just need to find a project relevant to your interests and apply.

Summary

  • Program code
    2402
  • QTAC code
    714311
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    4 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    088354B

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics B or C.

Entry scores

All international applicants need to meet the minimum entry score for this program.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Economics

The study of economics is central to an understanding of business, markets, trade, government policies, international issues, globalisation, health, development, and the environment. This major is for anyone with an interest in becoming an analyst, adviser, or economist in either the public or private sector. As a student in this major, you'll undertake advanced-level coursework in microeconomics and macroeconomics, including relevant study of econometrics.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this major typically build economics-focused careers in business, finance, international development, management, or research.

Finance

This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment, or business analysis. As a student in the Finance major, you'll learn how to apply scientific research methods to problems encountered in finance, debt and equity capital markets, funds management, and private equity. You can also choose between coursework that examines corporate finance issues with a strong focus on practical applications, or coursework that involves in-depth study of empirical research methods.

Career outcomes

Graduates of this major typically work in investment banking, funds management, management and financial consulting, corporate financial management, stockbroking, infrastructure financing and development, international finance and trade, or government agencies.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $39,616
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

How you apply for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) depends on what type of applicant you are.

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Your senior schooling is from Australia

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma in Australia.

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All other international applicants

If you’re not currently studying Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia, submit your application directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for university.

If you’re studying year 12 in Australia, a good resource is the QTAC website, which has information about the application process and closing dates. Note: what QTAC calls a “course” we call a "program".

If you’re applying directly to UQ, the closing date for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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