Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations
Politics and business on a global scale
Hone your own unique skill set by blending majors in business and government or international relations. Get to know the workings of government. Load up with practical business know-how. Imagine your future in business and politics around the world.
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With a network of campuses spanning three cities in South East Queensland, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from over one hundred countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
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Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will have a broad and coherent body of knowledge that underpins theory, practice and professionalism within one of the disciplinary areas associated with the degree. In addition they will have specialist technical knowledge in at least one field of business and management studies.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Government and International Relations will have an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings, major debates and contemporary relevance of political science and its sub-disciplines of International relations, comparative politics, political theory, public policy and political economy.
Graduates will develop 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.
Depending upon your choice of Business major, you may be eligible for admission to one or more of the following professional bodies:
- Australian Institute of Management
- Australian Marketing Institute
- Australian Human Resources Institute
- Australian Market and Social Research Society
- Australian Society of Sport Administrators
- The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
- International Special Events Society, Queensland Chapter
- Pacific Asia Travel Association
- Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand
Griffith University's Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy will apply.
VET qualification: Certificate III
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
- OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
- OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
- OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
- OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
- OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
Applicants should refer to the following University policy for further information:
International students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
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.
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Language and Communication for Business and Commerce
- Introduction to Political Science
- International Relations
- The Purpose of Business
Plus there’s a selection of majors and electives to choose from. As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
For the award of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Government and International Relations (BBus/BGovIntRel), you must successfully complete 320 credit points, made up of the core courses AND
- 10 credit points for an Employability Elective course, AND
- 60 credit points for the International Relations major or Politics and Public Policy major, AND
- 60 credit points for one Business major and 30 credit points of listed or free-choice electives, OR
- if you elect not to complete a major, 60 credit points from the No Major Option list and 30 credit points of listed or free-choice electives, OR
- 80 credit points for an Extended Business major and 10 credit points of listed or free-choice electives, OR
- 90 credit points for an Accounting (Extended) major.
This degree 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.