Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations

Program code

1447

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$28,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

083427G

Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

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
  • Asian Business (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Behavioural Science (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Employment Relations (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (South Bank, Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan, Online)
  • Event Management (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Human Resource Management (Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan, Online)
  • International Business (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Management (Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan, Online)
  • Marketing (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Real Estate and Property Development (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Sport Management (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Sustainable Enterprise (Nathan)
  • Tourism Management (Nathan, Gold Coast)

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 (Nathan, Gold Coast)
  • Politics and Public Policy (Nathan, Gold Coast)

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time at the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. Some courses are also available online. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester.

Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

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 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 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.

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, 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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (1447)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information