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Business Management and Economics
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business

  • ID:GU610208
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

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

This program will also be available at the Gold Coast and Online from 2020.

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.

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.

Business majors

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

  • Asian Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Behavioural Science (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Employment Relations (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Gold Coast, Nathan, South Bank, Online)

  • International Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Management (Gold Coast, Nathan, Online)

  • Marketing (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Real Estate and Property Development (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Sport Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Sustainable Business (Nathan)

  • Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

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)

  • Economics (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Finance (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • Financial Planning (Gold Coast, Nathan)

  • 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.


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Year 1

You must complete the following core courses:


  • The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS

  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific - 1005GBS

  • Why Money Matters - 1006GBS

  • The Future of Work - 1007GBS

  • Business Decision-Making - 1008GBS

  • Grand Challenges for Business - 1009GBS

You must complete 20 credit points from the following foundation courses (or 10 credit points for those students completing the English Language Enhancement course):

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1, Human Behaviour - 1015HSV

  • Tri 1, Islam in the Modern World - 1603LHS

  • Tri 1, Introduction to Social Science - 1710LHS

  • Tri 1, Introduction to Health Promotion - 1977MED

  • Tri 1, Sustainability and Health - 1982MED

  • Tri 1,3, Introduction to Environmental Sustainability - 1043SCG

  • Tri 1,3, Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG

  • Tri 1, Applied Psychology - 1021PSY

  • Tri 2, World History - 1117LHS

  • Tri 2, Language, Culture and Society - 1402LHS

  • Tri 2, Human Computer Interaction - 1805ICT

  • Tri 2,3, Information Systems Foundations - 1803ICT

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Foundations of Academic Writing - 1019LHS (online only)

Years 2 and 3

You must complete one of the following options and the capstone course:

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 1: Major

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Second major, Minor and/or Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 2: Extended major

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Second major, Minor and/or Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 3: Accounting (Extended) major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 4: Accounting and Financial Planning (Extended) major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 5: Accounting and Economics (Extended) major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 6: Accounting and Taxation (Extended) or Financial Planning and Taxation (Extended) major co

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, OPTION 7: Business (for students electing to not complete a major)

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Free-choice electives

  • Tri 1,2, Creating Better Business - 3103GBS (capstone)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Key employment sectors:

  • Banking and financial services

  • Government and treasury

  • Not-for-profit

  • Consultancies and enterprises

Potential job outcomes:

  • Accountant

  • Economist

  • Provisional Financial Advisor*

  • Treasurer

  • Advisor

  • Client Services Officer

  • Para-planner

  • Stockbroker

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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