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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)

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.

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.

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

  • Economics
  • Finance

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

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

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Prerequisites
Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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