We talked to four students of Griffith University's Bachelor of Business, to find out what it’s really like to hit the books online.
Danielle, the business leader
Danielle had never studied at university before, but as the Head of Operations and Transformation at the Bank of Queensland, she had plenty of work experience.
Study that would complement her existing skills while giving her a new perspective was key. Subjects in strategy from the Bachelor of Business allowed her to do just that.
What’s more, thanks to the flexibility of online study, Danielle didn’t need to give up her day job (or helping her kids with their homework each evening) to achieve her degree.
“That kind of flexibility isn’t afforded to you if you do the traditional way of studying,” she says.
Bess, the fashion entrepreneur
With her heart set on establishing a fashion brand in the U.S.A, Bess needed a degree that would give her hands-on knowledge in marketing at a global scale. The Bachelor of Business was the answer.
Bess started the degree on-campus, but soon needed to relocate. Through Open Universities Australia, she was able to do that, and more. By finishing her studies online, Bess actually fast-tracked her degree – completing the course sooner than if she had stayed on-campus.
For Bess, an elective in Sustainable Marketing gave her skills that are invaluable in the fashion industry. To this day, Bess is still using the skills she gained in this subject – particularly when liaising with designers in New York City.
Bruce, the pro footballer
As Bruce entered his 30s, he needed to find a “transition career” that would give him a safety net once his professional footballing was over.
Studying the Bachelor of Business through OUA was a logical choice.
This degree allowed Bruce to study while continuing his professional sporting career – one that has seen him hit the pitch, and hit the books – across Turkey, China, South Korea and Indonesia.
Not only that, but with the major in Management, Bruce feels confident that he’ll secure a career in Government Relations.
Daniel, the graduate analyst
When Daniel received his ATAR score, he was disappointed. But enrolling in the Bachelor of Business changed the game. With Open Access, he could put his ATAR aside, and put his dreams in motion.
“I wanted to be the first person in my family to complete an undergraduate degree.” he says.
The real stand-out for Daniel, though, was the ability to personalise his Bachelor of Business with subjects from other universities.
“With University of South Australia, I studied a few Accounting subjects… with Swinburne, I studied a few Marketing subjects.”
One thing’s for sure, the Bachelor of Business from Griffith University is versatile. As these students have shown, it doesn’t matter what your goals (or limitations) are – it can make your dreams a reality.
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