Bachelor of Business

Program code

1288

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

240

Commencing in

For Continuing Students Only

About this program

From 2021, commencing students are referred to the Bachelor of Business (1632).

Griffith's Bachelor of Business lets you design your ideal career. You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession. Or you can choose a second business major or additional major to give you an even broader range of skills and knowledge when you graduate. You can also choose not to complete a major, selecting from a range of courses that provide broad knowledge for a career in business management.

If you are not sure which majors to choose just yet, that is okay. This degree has a foundation first year which lets you try a number of different courses before you choose the combination that's right for you. You can also switch between degrees that share the foundation year and the courses/subjects will transfer to the new degree with you.

A Griffith business degree will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities - from running major events through to managing key aspects of complex organisations, such as employment relations, marketing campaigns, or logistics. It is an excellent degree for entrepreneurs, innovators as well as those wanting to prepare for a management role.

Flexible study option
At Griffith, you can build your business studies around the lifestyle that suits you. Choose to study part-time or full-time, on-campus or online and take advantage of our advanced online learning system providing you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere.

Fast-track option
You can fast-track your business degree and be ready for the job market sooner. You can complete this degree in two years studying on a three-trimester per year basis (four courses/subjects per trimester). Business majors that are available in fast-track mode include Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Marketing.

Online option
This degree can be completed online. Not all majors are available if you wish to study wholly on line. Please refer to the list below to identify which majors are available online.

Business majors

You can select a Business major (as your primary major) from the following list:

  • Asian Business (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Behavioural Science (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Employment Relations (Nathan, Online)
  • Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • International Business (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Marketing (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Real Estate and Property Development (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Sport Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Sustainable Business(Nathan, Online)
  • Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)

You can undertake two Business majors or a second major can be undertaken from the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Government and International Relations.

Second majors include:
  • Accounting (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Financial Planning (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast, Nathan)

Students can elect to not complete a major and these students will undertake the 'no major' option.

Honours is available for this degree through an additional year of study.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Some courses are also available online. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated Learning experiences are provided through a number of special purpose internship courses as well as through guest lectures, field trips, case study analysis, problem-solving of industry scenarios and policy analysis and development.

To gain hands-on experience in international markets students can take an internship with an international company or government agency, conduct market research in a target export or investment country, join a multinational company offshore on an internship, or prepare an export marketing plan for a product or service, or a development plan for a new product.

My career opportunities

No major option
A business degree gives you the foundation to take your career just about anywhere. You will be prepared to use your extensive business skills in a range of increasingly diverse settings including not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations.

Asian Business
You could find career opportunities in government, businesses with overseas profiles, international aid and other non-governmental organisations, news and media organisations, and the education industry in Asia.

Behavioural Science
You could find career opportunities in government, private enterprise and not-for-profit organisations across various disciplines including marking and advertising, human services, healthcare, economics, policy development, research and evaluation of programs and services.

Employment Relations
You may find opportunities to work as an employment relations manager or consultant, or in roles dealing with workplace planning and policy, managerial strategy, industrial advocacy, occupational health and safety, and workplace negotiation.

Event Management
You will be well prepared for an exciting career working for event and conference organisers in the sport, tourism, marketing, media and cultural sectors as well as coordinating and managing government event portfolios.

Human Resource Management
You will graduate with a degree recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute and be equipped for a career as a human resource manager or consultant. Human resource professionals work in many sectors including business management, counselling, workforce planning and policy, and recruiting and training staff for the public and private sectors and non-government organisations.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
As a graduate of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship major, you'll be able to create and develop innovative ideas that enable scale and societal impact. You will have an understanding of the entrepreneurial mindset, ways to identify or create opportunities, and the strategic and operational issues in firm creation. Create your own career by starting your own lifestyle or high-potential startup, be entrepreneurial while working in a family business or being an intrapreneur within someone's business.

International Business
You will be prepared to work with international trade and investment organisations or in the public and private sectors in management, strategic planning, research, corporate government relations, global operations and public relations.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
You may find opportunities to work as a logistics and supply chain manager, purchasing manager, business or strategy manager, or export and import operations manager. These career opportunities exist in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Management
Good managers are needed across all sectors and in businesses of all sizes. With this qualification, you can apply your business management knowledge to an area of personal interest and find opportunities in roles such as a business manager in human resources, strategy, planning and policy, and training and development.

Marketing
You will be able to work in any industry or organisation that needs to promote its products or services, including entertainment and fashion, tourism, advertising, public relations, and business consulting. You might work as a brand manager, marketing manager, advertising account manager, market research analyst, public relations manager, or sales manager.

Real Estate and Property Development
The property sector is expanding in Australia and around the world, creating a wide range of employment opportunities in the commercial, residential and tourism sectors of the real estate and property management industries. You will be prepared for a career in property finance, development and investment, real estate agency management, project management, and marketing and promoting real estate.

Sport Management
Sport is big business. You could find opportunities in government departments, local, national and international sporting clubs and event management organisations. You may also find opportunities in sport tourism, marketing, media and athlete representation.

Sustainable Business
Increasingly, public and private sector organisations are hiring sustainability and corporate social responsibility specialists. The growing trend in consumers demanding sustainable, ethical products and services has seen businesses place sustainability and social benefits within their core values. These new business models means that leaders and managers need to know how the financial bottom line relates to other important elements of business; and how to transform traditional models to capitalise in the current environment. As this field continues to grow, you will find more and more career opportunities in a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors and with non-government organisations.

Tourism Management
With this qualification, you could travel the world. Tourism managers are employed by destination marketing organisations and all levels of government throughout Australia and internationally. You will be prepared for work related to major tourism infrastructure and planning projects, shaping the visitor experience in tourism destinations.

Program accreditation

Program accreditation will vary depending upon your choice of major:

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Business (1288)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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