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International and Financial Economics

Bachelor of Economics

This major focuses on the economic aspects of financial systems in a globalised world.

You'll learn to see the big picture and think beyond borders. You’ll study banking and international trade theories, and gain an understanding of financial systems and the role they play in economies. You'll also get to choose from advanced-level electives in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics and financial management.

Graduates usually work in banking and financial institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and private enterprise


1 in Queensland for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Corporate banking analyst
  • Trade finance operations officer
  • International trade manager
  • Economic consultant

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Monetary Economics
  • Economics of International Finance
  • International Financial Management

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