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Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business

  • ID:GU610032
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$172,436.00
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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

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

  • Asian Business

  • Behavioural Science

  • 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

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.

CRICOS CODE: 097692J

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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1, Introduction to Communication and Journalism - 1505LHS

  • Tri 2,3, Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific - 1005GBS

  • Tri 1, Research and Writing for Journalism - 1507LHS

  • Tri 1,3, The Purpose of Business - 1004GBS

  • Tri 2,3, Why Money Matters - 1006GBS

  • Tri 1,3, The Future of Work - 1007GBS

  • Tri 2, Communication: Theory and Scholarship - 1511LHS

  • Tri 2, Communication Performance - 1512LHS

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1, Empowering the Professional Communicator - 1509LHS

  • Tri 1,3, Business Decision-Making - 1008GBS

  • Tri 2,3, Grand Challenges for Business - 1009GBS

  • Tri 1,3, Media Law - 2513LHS

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Business major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Extended Business major courses

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

  • Tri 2, Digital Media and Portfolio Production - 1513LHS

  • Tri 2, Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship - 2508LHS

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1, Ethical Communication - 2505LHS

  • Tri 1, Global Journalism, Media and Communication - 2506LHS

  • Tri 2,3, Media Relations - 2515LHS

  • Tri 2,3, Accounting (Extended) Business major courses

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

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Business major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Extended Business major courses

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

  • Tri 2, Digital Audio Media Production - 2523LHS

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

Learning Period, Course

  • Tri 1, Advanced Digital Media Production - 3502LHS

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Business major courses

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Extended Business major courses

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

  • Tri 1,2, Creating Better Business - 3103GBS

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

  • Tri 1,2 or 3, Extended Business major courses

  • Tri 2, Communication for Social and Environmental Change Project - 3503LHS (see Note 1)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Communication and Journalism

Occupations 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.

Business

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.

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.

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

Marketing

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. 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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