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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Asian Studies
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Asian Studies

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Asian Studies

  • ID:GU610210
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • 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

In this double degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment, preparing you to work in Australia and overseas as an expert on Asian affairs.

You will undertake Griffith in Asia Initiative courses as part of your degree, gaining practical experience through a range of employability, internship and exchange opportunities.


You will gain the fundamental analytical, communication and decision-making skills required to manage the complex relationships between different business functions. You can specialise by choosing a business major, or build a broad base of business management knowledge without a major.

Asian Studies

Taught by leading experts, the Asian Studies component will develop your expertise and key functional skills in areas such as cultures and civilisations, economics, international relations, globalisation, and politics and government.



  • Employment Relations

  • Event Management

  • Human Resource Management

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • International Business

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Real Estate and Property Development

  • Sport Management

  • Sustainable Business

  • Tourism Management

Asian Studies

  • Asian Business

  • Asian Societies and Cultures

  • International Relations and Security

  • Politics, Law and justice in Asia

  • Languages:

    • Chinese

    • Indonesian*

    • Japanese

    • Korean*

* via cross-institutional study at University of Queensland.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:


  • Web Technologies - 1621ICT

  • Foundation Mathematics - 1017SCG (see Note 1)

  • Free-choice elective

  • The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS

  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific - 1005GBS

  • Why Money Matters - 1006GBS

  • Linear Algebra - 1201SCG

  • Creative Coding - 1701ICT

  • Foundations of Systems Development - 1802ICT

Note 1: Students entering the program with Mathematics A or equivalent should complete 1017SCG Foundation Mathematics in their first Trimester of study. Students entering the program with Mathematics B or C or equivalent will not be permitted to complete 1017SCG and should undertake a Listed or free-choice elective.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:


  • Programming Principles - 2807ICT

  • Data Management - 2814ICT

  • Information and Security Management - 2808ICT

  • The Future of Work - 1007GBS

  • Business Decision-Making - 1008GBS

  • Grand Challenges for Business - 1009GBS

  • Introduction to Big Data Analytics - 2030ICT

  • Web Application Development - 2703ICT

  • Software Technologies - 2810ICT

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:


  • Data Analytics - 3030ICT

  • Applied Data Mining - 3031ICT

  • Business major courses

  • Business Extended major courses

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

  • Accounting (Extended) major course

  • Free-choice elective

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:


  • Big Data Analytics and Social Media - 4030ICT

  • Creating Better Business - 3103GBS

  • Business major course

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

  • Free-choice electives

  • Business Extended major courses

  • Free-choice electives

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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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