Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business

Program code

1480

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time
8 years part-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2018

68

Rank 2018 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

Why choose this program?

With Griffith Business School's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International 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.

You will gain critical knowledge in commerce enhanced by an in-depth understanding of the business and commercial practices relevant to multinational organisations. For example, combine an Economics major with your International Business degree and find employment locally as an expert in international trade management or internationally in country risk analysis.

Commerce majors

  • Accounting - Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan
  • Economics - Nathan, Gold Coast
  • Finance - Nathan, Gold Coast
  • Financial Planning - Nathan, Gold Coast, Logan

International Business

This degree has a practical focus and students are encouraged into the field with overseas internships and exchange opportunities. Students can also choose to complement their International Business studies with a language major.

Attendance information

This program is offered full-time and part-time on the Nathan and Gold Coast campuses. You may choose to study courses at other campuses where the program structure allows.

As a full-time student, you will generally attend 12-16 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. As a part-time student, you will generally attend 6-8 hours of scheduled classes per week.

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

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

Graduates are prepared with the knowledge and analytical skills to comprehend Australia's business, economic and political relations with the rest of the world.

The Bachelor of Commerce will equip you with the required technical and generic skills leading to a range of career options within both the private and public sectors including:

  • Accounting: You will be equipped for a career in a range of private or public sector organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Economics: You will be prepared for work in the banking and finance industry as an analyst or advisor, in property development or real estate, in government policy in fields such as the environment, health, education and transport, or in large mining companies analysing markets and investment opportunities. You may also find career opportunities in major international organisations such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Asian Development Bank.
  • Finance: You will be prepared for work in retail and merchant banks, insurance, treasury operations, taxation, risk management, stockbroking, financial consultancy firms, regulatory authorities, corporate finance, international trade, securities and investment firms.
  • Financial Planning: You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller. You will also find opportunities inbrokerage firms, trust companies, insurance firms, commercial banks and investment banks.

Bachelor of International Business: You will be prepared for work with internationally oriented trade and investment organisations, or in the public and private sectors in management, strategic planning, research, corporate-government relations, global operations and public relations.

Program accreditation

Depending on the courses you complete you can graduate with a degree accredited by:

Professional recognition

Professional recognition will vary depending upon your choice of major or minor.

  • Accounting major: Completion of the Bachelor of Commerce provides exemptions from the ACCA Foundation Level Exams F1-F9.
  • Financial Planning major: Graduates will be eligible for admission to the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Australia's CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERĀ® Certification Program.
  • Finance major: The Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to site for the CFA exams.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's three broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate 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 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Business (1480)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2019 Fee Band 27.5 $343.75 $27,500.00
2018 Fee Band 27.0 $337.50 $27,000.00
FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

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