Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business

Program code

1608

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$14,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

65.00

ATAR/RANK 2022

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

About this program

With Griffith University's Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business you can multiply your career options. In as little as four years, you can graduate with two degrees and a unique skill set that will give you an edge in the employment market.

Developed in close consultation with industry, the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism will produce communication specialists who understand the diversity and complexity of the contemporary communication and media landscape and are able to thrive within it.

Specifically designed to respond to the demand for graduates who are ready for the challenges and opportunities of next generation media and associated industries, this degree will equip students with a comprehensive set of advanced writing skills, multimedia production abilities, and the capacity to think both laterally and creatively.

Through the Bachelor of Business you will gain a solid foundation in all aspects of business and develop an understanding of the social, cultural and political dimensions of business. You will enhance this knowledge with further expertise and experience in your areas of interests.

Business majors

  • Accounting - Extended major (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Asian Business - Extended major (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Asian Engagement (Nathan, Online)
  • Behavioural Science (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Business Analytics (Gold Coast, Online)
  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Employment Relations (Nathan, Online)
  • Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Financial Planning - Extended major (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Government and International Relations (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)
  • International Business - Extended major (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)
  • Taxation (Nathan, Online)
  • Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)

Students can also choose not to complete a major, selecting from a range of courses that provide broad knowledge for a career in business management.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business is offered full-time and part time on-campus at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.

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, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Communication and Journalism occupations may include: social media coordinator, community and stakeholder engagement officer, digital marketing specialist, communications officer, events manager, social media manager, public relations consultant, public relations professional, strategic communications specialist, media liaison officer, campaign manager, media analyst, promotions officer, copywriter, journalist, reporter, producer, researcher, editor freelance writer, corporate promotions and communications.

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
Career opportunities may be found 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
Career opportunities may be found 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 will be able 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.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Our courses highlight the ways you can 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.

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
Prepare 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. The Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) is recognised by the Australian Human Resources Institute.

International Business
Graduates may 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 work as a logistics and supply chain manager, purchasing manager, business or strategy manager, or export and import operations manager. 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 may find work in roles as a business manager in human resources, strategy, planning and policy, and training and development.

Program accreditation

Depending on the major you complete, you can graduate with a degree accredited by:
Accounting major: Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and CPA Australia.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate 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 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business (1608)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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