Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours)

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

The Bachelor of Advanced Business (Honours) is designed to deliver a thorough understanding of the complex concepts facing organisations today whilst allowing customisation toward the business skill of your choice. This new degree takes you through a unique skill set that will give you a competitive edge in the employment market. You'll be equipped with the skills necessary to plan and conduct research in business and government, and will be well-placed for positions in the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors.  Delivered using the latest innovations in learning, your courses/subjects will be integrated with first-hand work experiences and organisational simulations, so you’ll apply the latest academic learning in workplace environments. This degree is designed to allow students from all business disciplines to commence in the same foundation year and then specialise in the business application of your choice. So, whether you want to be an accountant, an advertising executive, an international business consultant or an entrepreneur; all you need to do is enrol and customise as you go.  In your third and fourth year, you will choose a thesis which will further develop and demonstrate your proficiency and application in your chosen area. You can also apply to take an internship or study overseas as part of your thesis, helping you graduate with advanced skills that will ensure you stand out in the employment market.Offered through the Griffith Business School which is ranked in the top 200 worldwide by the prestigious Academic Rankings of World Universities, this degree can also provide a pathway to a Higher Degree Research (for example, PhD) and a career in academia.Discover your passion You’ll complete six discovery courses/subjects that are based in the core skills critical to successful business operations (including analysis, accounting, economics, management, organisational psychology, marketing, international business) and apply them across a range of interdisciplinary and authentic activities. The discovery year is designed to simulate practical environments across a variety of commercial applications so that you learn to apply theory in practice to the trends and challenges of today’s environment. They will help you discover your strengths, choose your majors and hone your skills in your discipline of choice. More importantly, you will start to investigate the purpose that drives you and brings meaning and motivation to drive your career. Plus, when you graduate, you’ll stand out in the job market because you’ll be able to apply the skills gained in your major across a wide range of business simulations.  You’ll also add two courses/subjects from another area of study like science or the arts. This is your opportunity to embrace your passion or discover a new one. You’ll graduate with extra skills which set you apart in the work place; and a thorough understanding of the links that business draws between all industries.  Customisation and professional outcomes In your second year, you can choose from 20 Business majors, and from 4 Language majors. After you have completed your first year, you can move seamlessly into and between majors and languages. You don't need to select your major until your second year of study.Transformational international opportunities, with hands-on learning You will have the opportunity to choose local or overseas study, competitions and internships as part of your degree. You can apply with one of our partners or receive support to find your own. Griffith Business School supports all students with the opportunity for experiences that transform the way you think and help uncover the passion which drives your work. You can apply for both academic credit toward your degree and for financial assistance with academic support just a call or email away. This degree culminates in an integrative learning experience where you will use the knowledge accumulated through your studies to address an authentic business problem. Explore all majors here. MajorsChoose one major (or double your career opportunities with two majors) from:Accounting (Extended) Asian Business (Extended) Asian EngagementBehavioural Science Business Analytics Economics Employment Relations Events Finance Financial Planning (Extended) Government and International Relations Human Resource Management Innovation and Entrepreneurship International Business (Extended) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management Marketing Real Estate and Property Development Sport Management Sustainable Business Taxation Tourism and Travel Add a Language major to your degree (so you can globalise your career options) from:ChineseFrench (Cross-Inst Study - UQ St Lucia)German (Cross-Inst Study - UQ St Lucia)Indonesian (Cross-Inst Study - UQ St Lucia)ItalianJapanese Korean (Cross-Inst Study - UQ St Lucia)Modern-Greek (Cross-Inst Study - Flinders Uni)SpanishFlexible degree At Griffith, you can build your business studies around the lifestyle that suits you. Choose to study part-time or full-time, on campus or online, and take advantage of our advanced online learning system providing you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere.Online degree This degree can be completed online. Not all majors are available if you wish to study wholly online. Please refer to the list of majors above to identify which majors are available online. You can also mix your studies by selecting to study some trimesters online with others on campus.Graduate with a head start in the job market When you study Business at Griffith you get more than just a high-quality degree. BusinessPLUS is a program designed to give Griffith Business School students the skills and networks you need for a headstart in the workplace. You’ll participate in skills-based, career management training with opportunities for internships, our mentoring program and industry engagement projects that introduce you to the business networks of your chosen profession. The program can be personalised for beginners as well as those who have more advanced skills.


  • Advanced Quantitative Methods and Econometrics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Business Decision-Making
  • Creating Better Business
  • Engaging Australia and the Asia-Pacific
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Grand Challenges for Business
  • Honours Dissertation Part 1
  • Honours Dissertation Part 2
  • Honours Dissertation Part 3
  • Honours Dissertation Part 4
  • Human Behaviour
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems Foundations
  • Introduction to Biomedical Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Social Science
  • Islam in the Modern World
  • Language and Communication for Business and Commerce
  • Language, Culture and Society
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Research Design
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Statistics
  • Sustainability and Health
  • Systematic Literature Review
  • The Future of Work
  • The Purpose of Business
  • Why Money Matters
  • World History

Standard entry requirements



Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $126,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $126,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Online International: $126,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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