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.
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.
The Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business is offered full-time and part time on-campus at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 28.5||$356.25||$28,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 27.5||$343.75||$27,500.00|
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.