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This major is for anyone who wants to work in banking and finance, investment and portfolio management, corporate finance, risk assessment or business analysis.

It will teach you how to use research methods to understand financial problems, as well as debt and equity capital markets, funds management, real estate as an asset class, and private equity.

You’ll gain an understanding of behavioural finance, and how this underpins financial decision-making, including trading strategies, investment decisions, managerial behaviour, and institutional frictions that influence economic outcomes.

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

Highlights

1 in Queensland for accounting and finance

QS World University Rankings 2023

51 in the world for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

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:

  • Risk manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment banker
  • Corporate financial adviser
  • Mergers and acquisition adviser

Graduate salary

Business and management (undergraduate)

$53K–$87K

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Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$40K–$85K

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

  • Corporate Finance
  • Banking and Lending Decisions
  • International Financial Management
  • Derivatives and Risk Management

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