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Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

Overview

Become a leader in the fields of finance and economics.

This program aims to develop your analytical and technical skills to help you become a leading economist or financier in investment banking, capital markets, equity or venture capital, or the public sector.

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 common financial issues facing most companies. As the program is highly structured, you'll develop strong networks within your cohort.

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

A key component of both the Economics and Finance majors is a supervised individual research thesis. A key component of the Professional Pathway is a supervised team industry project.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
714311
Program Code
2402
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$43888 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
QTAC Code
714311
Program Code
2402
CRICOS Code
088354B
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Complete this advanced and accelerated program in 4 years.
  • Work with our world-class academic staff to establish strong links with leading employers.
  • Study exclusive courses only available in this program.
  • 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

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Tools of Economic Analysis
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Financial Management

Career possibilities

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

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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

Entry score threshold

OPRankIB
19942

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade of A in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

OET is not accepted.

 

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

For the Economics major, students must have a GPA of 5.5 for Part A of the program, and a grade of 5 in ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020 and ECON3350.

For the Finance major, students must have a GPA of 5.5 for Part A of the program, and a grade of 5 in FINM2411, FINM3411 and FINM3412.

Additional application information

For the Economics major, students must have a GPA of 5.5 for Part A of the program, and a grade of 5 in ECON2050, ECON3010, ECON3020 and ECON3350.

For the Finance major, students must have a GPA of 5.5 for Part A of the program, and a grade of 5 in FINM2411, FINM3411 and FINM3412.

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Advanced Finance Econ(Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median2 / 972 / 98
Lowest3 / 961 / 99

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

1518.07%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
6477.11%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

<5<5

Total

83100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Economics

Economics is central to understanding issues relating to business, markets, trade, governments, 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.

You'll undertake research in your chosen area of interest and study advanced-level coursework in theoretical and applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, including econometrics.

When you graduate, you could start a career as an analyst, adviser or economist in the public and private sectors, whether in business, finance, international development, management or research.

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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. You'll learn how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, and private equity.

You'll study advanced courses in theoretical or applied finance and undertake research in your chosen area of interest. You'll also have the chance to study either corporate finance with a strong focus on practical applications, or empirical research methods.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, stockbroking, management and financial consulting.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Economics

Economics is central to understanding issues relating to business, markets, trade, governments, 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.

You'll undertake research in your chosen area of interest and study advanced-level coursework in theoretical and applied microeconomics and macroeconomics, including econometrics.

When you graduate, you could start a career as an analyst, adviser or economist in the public and private sectors, whether in business, finance, international development, management or research.

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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. You'll learn how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, and private equity.

You'll study advanced courses in theoretical or applied finance and undertake research in your chosen area of interest. You'll also have the chance to study either corporate finance with a strong focus on practical applications, or empirical research methods.

Graduates enjoy careers in corporate finance, investment banking, stockbroking, management and financial consulting.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $43,888

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $10,956

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) for one academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

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

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

The QTAC code for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) is 714311.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) is 2402.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

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

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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