Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Political Science and International Relations
Griffith University - Online

Course outline

Griffith is a leader in this field, ranking in the world’s top 200* for political and international studies and boasting a world-class staff of political experts. This degree will provide you with a deep understanding of policy, politics and power in the modern world and the forces that shape these dynamics at the global and domestic levels. Throughout your studies, you’ll gain the skills and training you’ll need to pursue your own career pathway, including taking dedicated employability courses and having opportunities to complete a work placement, field study trip or parliamentary internship. You’ll learn about political institutions and processes, business–government relations, and foreign policy and globalisation. In your first year, you’ll develop your understanding of politics and international relations. In your final years, you’ll expand this knowledge by completing a major. Every business student has access to BusinessPLUS, which offers mentoring, personal branding, networking and career mapping so you can enhance your degree and competitiveness in the employment market. For more course information, visit
*QS World University Rankings 2023 by subject


Business: accounting; Asian business; behavioural science; business analytics; economics; employment relations; events; finance; financial planning; financial crime investigation and compliance; 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. Political Science and International Relations: international relations; political science and public policy; security, conflict and human rights.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

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Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

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, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

As a graduate with strong analytical skills, you may pursue work in a broad range of sectors including the government, not-for-profit, international organisations, media, political parties, a range of corporate environments, as well as start-ups and entrepreneurial enterprises. Political science and public policy provides opportunities administering advice to government and business leaders, developing policy and managing programs in areas like economic, environmental and social policy, diplomacy and trade relations. An International Relations qualification gives you a range of employment options in Australia and internationally. You could find a job in foreign ministries, defence departments, intelligence and aid organisations. You could also work in political risk assessment and humanitarian logistics, or for organisations such as the United Nations and its agencies. Depending on your major, you could work as an accountant, economist, in financial planning, in advertising, event management and marketing, international and Asian business specialist, a business owner or entrepreneur, in employment relations, export, human resources management, in tourism and hospitality management, real estate and property development, sport management, in sustainable business and business analytics.


Depending on major: 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 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 financial planning major is accredited by the Financial Advisor Standards (FAS). The human resources major is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

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Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$15000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Business and Tourism, Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time