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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

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  • 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

With Griffith Business School's Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations, 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.

By combining in-depth knowledge and insight into the workings of government with practical business skills, you will be prepared for a future local, state and national governments, non-government organisations and private sector organisations that sectors interact with government agencies. For example, you can blend majors in Logistics and Supply Chain Management with International Relations and work for an international aid organisation providing humanitarian relief to disaster zones.

Business majors

Consult course offerings within the Course List for campus availability of majors.

  • Accounting - Extended major
  • Asian Business - Extended major
  • Asian Engagement
  • Behavioural Science
  • Business Analytics
  • Economics
  • Employment Relations
  • Event Management
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning - Extended major
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business - Extended major
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate and Property Development
  • Sport Management
  • Sustainable Business
  • Taxation
  • Tourism Management

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.

Government and International Relations majors

  • International Relations
  • Politics and Public Policy


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Politics - 1101GIR
  • International Relations - 1001GIR
  • The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS
  • Why Money Matters - 1006GBS
  • Grand Challenges for Business - 1009GBS
  • The Mechanics of Power - 1102GIR
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR
  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific - 1005GBS

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Political Philosophy - 2001GIR
  • Governments, Markets and Communities - 2005GIR
  • Business Decision-Making - 1008GBS
  • The Future of Work - 1007GBS
  • International Relations Theory - 2017GIR
  • Employability elective
  • Listed OR Free-choice elective


  • Extended Business Major

Years 3 to 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Accounting Extended Major


  • Listed OR Free-choice elective
  • One Business Major


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


  • Extended Business Major
  • One Government and International Relations major
  • Power and Policy Making - 3013GIR
  • Creating Better Business - 3103GBS
  • Parties, Campaigns and Elections - 3019GIR (capstone course)


  • The Politics of Identity: Religion, Culture and Globalisation - 3016GIR (capstone course)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates have the competencies required for pursuing a career in government, or organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors that work closely with government.

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.

Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment
As a graduate, you will have an understanding of the strategic and operational issues involved in choosing self-employment or in working for an entrepreneurial new business, small business or family firm. Create a career by moving from employment to self-employment and back again, pursue the long-term growth of a high-potential new business venture, or become a serial entrepreneur, starting and selling new business ventures repeatedly.

Event Management
You will be prepared for work in local, state, and federal government departments, sporting clubs, sport tourism, marketing, media, sporting and cultural organisations.

Human Resource Management
You will be prepared for a carrer 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 Managemen
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, from entertainment and fashion, to tourism, advertising, public relations, or 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 Enterprise
Increasingly, public and private sector organisations are hiring sustainability and corporate social responsibility specialists to their teams. As this field continues to grow, you will find more and more career opportunities in a wide variety of 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.

Bachelor of Government and International Relations: You will find opportunities providing advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs with domestic and international organisations in areas such as economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy, and trade relations.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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