Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies

Program code

1550

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

15

OP 2019

66

Rank 2019

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.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies (BCom/BAsSt), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 20 credit points for foundation language courses; AND
  • 60 credit points for a Commerce major; AND
  • 60 credit points for an Asian Studies major; AND
      • 60 credit points for a language major and 20 credit points of Listed and/or free choice electives, or
      • 60 credit points of Listed and/or free choice electives and 20 credit points of Griffith in Asia Initiative courses.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 120 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. The Bachelor of Asian Studies and the Bachelor of Commerce are accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Asian Studies describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

English Language Enhancement course

International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course must complete the following course in their first Trimester of study in place of an elective:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 5901LHS Language and Communication for Business and Commerce  10

Year 1

You must complete the following:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1009IBA Communicating Across Asia  10
OR
Tri 1 1004IBA Modernising Asia  10
OR
Tri 2 1013IBA Transforming Asian Economies  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1102AFE Accounting for Decision Making  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1003MKT Introduction to Marketing  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1203AFE Money, Banking and Finance  10
Tri 2 1010IBA The Politics of Religion in Asia  10
OR
Tri 1,2 1008IBA Understanding Asia (Tri 1 NA; Tri 2 GC) 10
OR
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia  10

You must complete 20 credit points from one of the below languages. You must undertake study in a language in which you are not a native speaker.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1   First Year Indonesian (see Note 1)  AND 10
Tri 2   First Year Indonesian (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1032LHS Japanese 1A   AND 10
Tri 2 1033LHS Japanese 1B  10
Tri 1   First Year Korean (see Note 1)  AND 10
Tri 2   First Year Korean (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1 1084LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1A   AND 10
Tri 2 1085LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 1B  10

Note 1: Students may complete Indonesian or Korean language courses via cross-institutional enrolment at the University of Queensland (St Lucia campus). Students should contact the University of Queensland, School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies or School of Languages and Linguistics for further details.

Year 2

You must complete the following:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2105AFE Introduction to Business Law  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 1101IBA Management Concepts  10
Tri 1,2 1001EHR Work and Employability  10
Tri 1,2 1305AFE Business Data Analysis  10
Tri 1,2   Asian Studies major  10
Tri 1,2 or 3   Commerce major  10
Tri 1,2   Language major course  20
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed and/or Free-choice electives  20

Year 3

Students must complete the following:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Asian Studies major  30
Tri 1,2 or 3   Commerce major  30
Tri 1,2   Language major courses  20
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed and/or Free-choice electives  20

Year 4

Students must complete the following:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Asian Studies major  20
Tri 1,2 or 3   Commerce major  20
Tri 1,2   Language major course  20
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed and/or Free-choice electives  20
Tri 1,2 or 3   Listed and/or Free-choice electives (for students completing a Language major) 20
OR
Tri 1,2 or 3   Griffith in Asia Initiative courses (for students not completing a Language major) 20

You must complete one Commerce major:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning

You must complete one Asian Studies major:

  • Asian Business
  • Politics, Law and Justice in Asia

Language majors available in this program:

  • Chinese Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2028IBA Asian Business  10
Tri 1 2029IBA Family Business in Asia (not offered at GC in 2019) 10
Tri 2 2011IBA Export Management  10
Tri 1 3017IBA Crime, Business and Politics in Asia  10
Tri 3 3004IBA Intercultural Management (also offered online via OUA in Study Period 1) 10
Tri 2 3012IBA The Social Context of Asian Business (capstone course) 10

Students may only undertake a language major in which they are not native speakers. Language courses must be taken in sequence in accordance with the prerequisites specified. A language major must include at least 20 credit points of third year level courses. Students may commence at either first or second year depending on their level of proficiency.

Those who have completed Year 11 and 12 language study at secondary school or have some other level of proficiency should contact the relevant Language Coordinator (via the School Administrative Officer) to discuss the level at which to enrol.

You must select a minimum of 60 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2010LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2A  20
Tri 2 2011LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 2B  20
Tri 1 3010LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 3A  20
Tri 1 3012LHS Chinese/English Business Interpreting 1  10
Tri 2 3011LHS Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) 3B  20
Tri 2 3013LHS Chinese/English Business Interpreting 2  10
Tri 1 3014LHS Chinese/English Written Communication 1  10
Tri 2 3015LHS Chinese/English Written Communication 2  10

An Indonesian major may be completed by applying via the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance website. Students may only undertake a language major in which they are not native speakers.

Students unsure of their Indonesian proficiency levels should contact the School of Languages and Cultures, at University of Queensland prior to enrolling. Students should contact the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith for further details.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Courses at second and third year level (undertaken at University of Queensland) 60

Students may only undertake a language major in which they are not native speakers. Language courses must be taken in sequence in accordance with the prerequisites specified. A language major must include at least 20 credit points of third year level courses. Students may commence at either first or second year depending on their level of proficiency.

Students who have completed Year 11 and 12 language study at secondary school or have some other level of proficiency should contact the relevant Language Coordinator (via the Program Support Officer) to discuss the level at which to enrol.

You must complete 60 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2040LHS Japanese 2A  10
OR
Tri 1 2043LHS Japanese 2A Enhanced  20
Tri 1 2406LHS Japanese Society and Pop Culture  10
Tri 2 2042LHS Japanese 2B  10
OR
Tri 2 2045LHS Japanese 2B Enhanced  20
Tri 1 3040LHS Japanese 3A  20
Tri 2 3041LHS Japanese 3B (not offered from 2018) 20
Tri 2 3533LHS Japanese for Professional Purposes  10
OR
Tri 1 3534LHS Business Japanese 2 (offered Gold Coast only) 10
Tri 2 3536LHS Japanese Linguistics (not offered from 2017) 10
Tri 3 2424LHS Japan Study Tour (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3060LHS Advanced Project (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3200LHS Independent Internship (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3192LHS In-Country Independent Study Enhanced (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3 5010LHS Language Exchange Study (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 5020LHS Language Exchange Study (see Note 1) 20
Tri 1,2 or 3 5030LHS Language Exchange Study (see Note 1) 30
Tri 1,2 or 3 5040LHS Language Exchange Study (see Note 1) 40
Tri 1,2 or 3 5050LHS Language Exchange Study (see Note 1) 50

Note 1: These courses are only open to students who have gained approval to enrol from the Course Convenor and Program Director.

A Korean major may be completed by applying via the Brisbane Universities Language Alliance website. Students may only undertake a language major in which they are not native speakers. Students unsure of their Korean proficiency levels should contact the School of Languages and Cultures, at University of Queensland prior to enrolling. Students should contact the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith for further details.

Students must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Courses at second and third year level (undertaken at University of Queensland) 60

You must complete 60 credit points from the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2008GIR Chinese Government and Politics  10
Tri 2 2015GIR Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia (formerly 2014IBA) 10
Tri 2 2019GIR Politics of International Law and Organisations  10
Tri 1 3017IBA Crime, Business and Politics in Asia  10
Tri 2 5325LAW Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes  10
Tri 1 3027GIR Business and Politics in the Asia Pacific Region (formerly 3027IBA) 10
Tri 1 3380LHS Politics of Law and Justice in China  10
Tri 2 3008GIR Human Rights in World Politics  10
Tri 1 5223LAW Transitional Justice and the Rule of Law  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2104AFE Management Accounting (NA Tri 1 & Tri 3; GC Tri 2, Tri 3) 10
Tri 1,2 2107AFE Accounting Information Systems (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 1) 10
Tri 1,2 2108AFE Financial Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 2103AFE Company Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 3104AFE Strategic Management Accounting (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 1) 10
Tri 1,2 3101AFE Accounting Theory and Practice (capstone course) 10

Accounting accreditation requirements: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, students must successfully complete the degree including the Accounting major AND the courses for Accreditation (see Listed electives). Students should note that only the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited.

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 2303AFE Economics for Decision Making 2 (offered Tri 3 at GC only) 10
Tri 1 2304AFE Intermediate Macroeconomics  10
Tri 1 2305AFE Intermediate Microeconomics  10
Tri 1,2 3311AFE Cost Benefit Analysis Applications (GC: T1; NA: T2) 10
Tri 1 3305AFE Applied Econometrics  10
Tri 2 3312AFE Economic Policy Analysis (capstone course) 10

You must complete the following foundation course:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2204AFE Financial Institutions Management  10
Tri 1,3 2201AFE Corporate Finance  10
Tri 1,2 2206AFE Investment Analysis and Management  10
Tri 2 2214AFE Derivatives Securities  10
Tri 2 3208AFE Portfolio Management  10
Tri 1,2 3210AFE Advanced Corporate Finance (capstone course) 10
OR
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund (capstone course) 10

You must complete the following foundation course:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2213AFE Financial Planning 2  10
Tri 1 2202AFE Risk Management and Insurance  10
Tri 1 3204AFE Retirement and Estate Planning  10
Tri 1,2 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action (NA: T1, T2; GC: T1) 10
Tri 2 3108AFE Taxation Planning  10
Tri 2 3202AFE Financial Planning, Construction and Review (capstone course) 10

Financial Planning accreditation: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with the Financial Planning Education Council and professional recognition requirements with the Financial Planning Association of Australia, students must successfully complete the degree including the Financial Planning major AND the courses for Accreditation (see Listed electives).

The listed elective interest groups are provided to assist you in choosing electives that align with your career interests. You are not limited to selection from any one group - you can select from across the listed elective interest groups.

Elective courses may be available at multiple campuses and during a different trimester. Click on the course code to find out more information on where and when the course is offered.

Griffith in Asia Initiative

The Griffith in Asia mobility and employability initiatives includes internships, study tours, exchanges and employability courses. The exchange program allows you to study overseas for 1-2 trimesters or during the trimester break with a partner institution.

Students not completing a Language major in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies must complete 20 credit points of Griffith in Asia Initiative courses

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1024LHS Japan Study Tour (not offered from 2019) 10
OR
Tri 3 2424LHS Japan Study Tour  10
Tri 3 2434LHS China Study Tour  10
Tri 3 2026IBA Vietnam Study Tour  10
Tri 1,2 3000GBS UG Business Internship II  20
Tri 1,2 3001GBS UG Business Internship I  10
Tri 3 3034IBA Asian Immersion Study Tour (offered from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 3 3003GBS UG Global Mobility Internship II  20
Tri 3 3610LHS Muslim World Study Tour  10
Tri 1,2 3035IBA Asian Politics/Business Research Project (offered at NA from 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 3180LHS Asian Society/Culture/Law Research Project  10
Tri 1,2 5010LHS Language Exchange Study  10
Tri 1,2 5020LHS Language Exchange Study  20
Tri 1,2 5030LHS Language Exchange Study  30
Tri 1,2 5040LHS Language Exchange Study  40

Note: You must ensure that you do not exceed the maximum of Level 1 courses (100 credit points) in your entire program.

Accounting
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1 2101AFE International Accounting  10
Tri 1,2 2206AFE Investment Analysis and Management  10
Tri 2 2213AFE Financial Planning 2  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce Internship  10
Tri 2 3108AFE Taxation Planning  10

Accounting accreditation requirements: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, students must successfully complete the degree including the Accounting major AND the following courses. Students should note that only the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2201AFE Corporate Finance  10
Tri 1,2 2106AFE Company Law (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 2) 10
Tri 1,2 3106AFE Revenue Law: Theory and Policy in Action (NA Tri 1 & Tri 2; GC Tri 1) 10
Tri 1,2 3102AFE Auditing  10
Economics
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2009GIR Economic Ideas and Political Institutions (not offered in 2019) 10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1,2 2313AFE Environmental and Energy Economics  10
Tri 1 3307AFE International Economics  10
Tri 1 3203THS Tourism and Hotel Economic Analysis  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce Internship  10
Tri 2 3302AFE Interest Rates, Money and Central Banking  10
Employability electives

The following courses focus on preparation for, and gaining employment. For more information please visit Griffith Business School Student Opportunities.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 2008EHR Business Communication  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce Internship  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3400THS Career Development  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3029MKT Self-Marketing  10
Tri 2,3 3001EHR Negotiation  10
Tri 2 3014IBA International Business Negotiation  10
Tri 2 3102GBS Business Simulation  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002GBS Industry Project  10
Tri 3 3100AFE Engaging with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Business Communities  10
Tri 2 3016EHR Disruption, Technology and Workplaces  10
Tri 3 3003GBS UG Global Mobility Internship II  20
Tri 3 3114IBA Management Problem Solving  10
Finance
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1 3209AFE International Finance  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3105AFE Law of Finance  10
Tri 1 3305AFE Applied Econometrics  10
Tri 2 3213AFE Credit and Lending  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce Internship  10
Financial Planning
Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 1202AFE Financial Planning 1  10
Tri 1,2 2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business Finance and Economics  10
Tri 1,2 2004GIR Government-Business Relations  10
Tri 1,2 3217AFE Student Managed Investment Fund  10
Tri 1,2 3105AFE Law of Finance  10
Tri 1,2 3000AFE Commerce Internship  10
Tri 2 3208AFE Portfolio Management  10
Tri 2 3213AFE Credit and Lending  10

Financial Planning accreditation: In order to satisfy professional accreditation requirements with the Financial Planning Education Council and professional recognition requirements with the Financial Planning Association of Australia, students must successfully complete the degree including Financial Planning major AND the following course.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 3215AFE Contemporary Issues in Financial Planning  10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2814ICT Data Management  10
Tri 2 2281ENV Economics and the Environment  10
Tri 2 2030ICT Introduction to Big Data Analytics  10
Tri 1 3014LHS Chinese/English Written Communication 1  10
Tri 2 3015LHS Chinese/English Written Communication 2  10
Tri 1 3012LHS Chinese/English Business Interpreting 1  10
Tri 2 3013LHS Chinese/English Business Interpreting 2  10
Tri 2 3533LHS Japanese for Professional Purposes  10
Tri 1,3 4030ICT Big Data Analytics and Social Media  10