Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

You’ll graduate as a communication specialist who understands the contemporary communication and media landscape and has the holistic skill set to be able to thrive within it. In as little as four years, you’ll graduate as a business professional with two degrees and unique experiences that will give you a competitive edge. You’ll gain insights to all aspects of business and understand its social, cultural and political dimensions. You’ll study the foundations of communication and journalism alongside fundamental business concepts, such as management, marketing and government-business relations and develop advanced skills in digital media, critical writing and editing, multimedia production, and media innovation. You’ll work alongside and learn from some of the best communication and business professionals in the country and apply your skills through two major projects in your final year, so you graduate with a professional portfolio of work. Through our strong industry connections, you’ll also have access to once-in-a-lifetime internships and international experiences. For more course information, visit the Bachelor of Communication and Journalism/Bachelor of Business at GU.

Majors

Business: accounting; Asian business; Asian engagement; behavioural science; business analytics; economics; employment relations; events; finance; financial planning; government and international relations; human resource management; innovation and entrepreneurship; international business; logistics and supply chain management; management; marketing; real estate and property development; sport management; sustainable business; taxation; tourism and travel.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees.

Admissions Criteria

For minimum age requirements please visit Institution minimum age requirements

Prerequisites

Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit griffith.edu.au/guaranteed-admission.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
67.00
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

79.65

72.35

66.10

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

83.65

74.85

66.10

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

0

<5*

<5*

0

0

0

5

Percentage of all students

<5*

0.0%

<5*

<5*

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

A double degree with business gives you the foundation to take your career just about anywhere. Through your extensive practical experience opportunities, you’ll graduate with strong business networks and the authentic knowledge to apply your skills to a broad range of business environments of all stripes and sizes. You’ll be prepared to work in a variety of roles relevant to your chosen specialisation(s) in communications-related businesses, not-for-profit, government and corporate organisations. Your communication and journalism studies can lead to exciting careers in strategic or public communication, corporate promotions, commercial communication, journalism, freelance writing, creative industries, public relations and communications firms, government and non-government organisations, not-for-profit and aid organisations, media and the film industry, entrepreneurial and start-up organisations.

Membership

Depending on major: Australian Marketing Institute; Australian Human Resources Institute; Australian Market and Social Research Society; Australian Society of Sport Administrators; Pacific Asia Travel Association; Sports Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Griffith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, ensuring your degree is recognised internationally for its quality. The accounting major is accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ and CPA Australia. The human resources major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Course Code
232321
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Gold Coast