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Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Business

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

With Griffith University's Bachelor of Arts/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.

In the Arts component, you will gain the understanding, insight and skills to find and communicate creative solutions to contemporary challenges. You will develop advanced writing and presentation skills, as well as research and project management skills. Plus you will be equipped with in-depth knowledge about states, societies and cultures, past and present.

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.

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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Communication and Culture - 1506LHS
  • The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS
  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific - 1005GBS
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences - 5904LHS (see Note 1)


  • Foundations of Academic Writing - 1019LHS (online only)
  • Why Money Matters - 1006GBS
  • Arts foundation courses
  • Arts first year electives

Note 1: Students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5904LHS in their first trimester of study in place of 1019LHS.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • The Future of Work - 1007GBS
  • Business Decision-Making - 1008GBS
  • Grand Challenges for Business - 1009GBS
  • Arts major
  • Business major courses


  • Extended Business major courses


  • Business courses (for students electing to not complete a Business major)

Year 3 and 4

  • Wicked Problems - 3300LHS
  • Arts major
  • Business major courses


  • Extended Business major courses


  • Business courses (for students electing to not complete a Business major)
  • Independent Internship - 3200LHS


  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC
  • Extended Business major courses


  • Free-choice electives
  • Accounting Extended major course


  • Free-choice elective
  • Creating Better Business - 3103GBS
  • Free-choice electives
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Pre Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will find employment in areas such as advertising, education, government, journalism, management, media, and research.

Creative Writing
After working with award-winning writers and honing your craft in many genres of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, you will be inspired to write and will be equipped for an exciting career in advertising, communications, marketing, editing or publishing.

You will be equipped for a career in performing arts, theatre, community arts and cultural development, applied theatre, arts and health sector, and drama education as well as offering transferable skills in relation to your other major study.

After investigating some of today's biggest issues from a historical perspective and learning to think, speak and write about the past in ways that can influence the future, you will be equipped for a career as a curator, project manager, or researcher.

Indigenous Studies
Having explored the historical, cultural and political relationship between Indigenous Australians and non-Indigenous Australians and attaining the cross-cultural awareness, critical thinking and communication skills to lead positive change, you will be equipped for work in advocacy, advising, community liaison, policymaking, or research.

Islam-West Relations
With your global awareness and understanding of the religion that influences one quarter of the world's population, you will be equipped for work as an adviser or analyst, or for a role in community liaison, consultancy, policymaking, or research. You will have the knowledge and skills needed to respond to the challenges of international peace and security, migration and integration, identity and coexistence.

You will be equipped for an exciting career as a journalist, communications manager, reporter or as a media liaison. During your degree you will learn specialised techniques in our state-of-the-art facilities and have the opportunity to hone your skills with an industry internship.

Language in Society
You will be prepared for a career in English/ESL teaching, publishing, journalism, sales and marketing, media, advertising and public relations, and organisational communication.

You will be prepared for a career in education and teaching, translation and interpreting, tourism and hospitality, publishing and journalism, sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, international business, law, commerce, and the arts.

Literary Studies
You will be prepared for a career in communications, marketing, editing or publishing. During this course, you will explore some of the most exciting contemporary literature in drama, poetry and fiction, plus learn the art of storytelling.

Politics and International Studies
If you understand the complex nature of politics, you will be well equipped to tackle future global challenges. After exploring world issues from human rights, economic development, war and security threats, to the wider challenges and opportunities of globalization, you will be equipped to work as an analyst, consultant, policymaker, or in diplomacy or research.

Public Relations
You will be prepared for a career in communications, media liaison or public relations. With roles as varied as working with celebrities to helping the world's poorest people, you will be equipped with the practical skills, knowledge and industry contacts to succeed in this exciting field.

Security Studies
With an understanding of the key challenges of our time - terrorism, energy and environmental security, human rights, political violence, migration and globalisation - you will develop the skills to be part of the solution to some of the world's biggest issues and will be prepared to work as an analyst, or in consultancy, law enforcement, policy making or research.

Screen Studies
You will be equipped to work in screen media production and distribution, advertising, communications, and marketing.

You will be prepared to work in advocacy, community liaison, social work, policy making, or as an analyst or researcher after developing the skills to help you foresee solutions to contemporary social problems after analysing our society and the wider global community and exploring the latest social issues.

As a Business graduate, you will be qualified for a career in business, industry and government in areas including administration, management, planning and policy support or resource administration. You will gain critical business skills and knowledge with an international perspective.

The Bachelor of Business will prepare you for career opportunities in the following fields:

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 will 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 will 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 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.

Event Management
You will be 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 be prepared 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, 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.

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 will be able to 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.

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 work in roles as a business manager in human resources, strategy, planning and policy, and training and development.

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 will find opportunities in government departments, local, national and international sporting clubs and event management organisations. There are also positions 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 able to work on major tourism infrastructure and planning projects, shaping the visitor experience in tourism destinations.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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