Griffith University

Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Business

Griffith University

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

This double degree enables students to combine business management skills with a studio major, developing core competencies such as critical and analytical thinking, business communication and decision-making.The Design program prepares graduates for diverse professional practice as designers through practical and theoretical learning. The first year focuses on the development of manual and technological skills, design thinking, problem-defining and solving. Students will gain an understanding of the changing role of design and how they can become leaders in the industry. In the following years, students work on industry-related and research projects and specialise in selected studio areas.Graduates are skilled in creative design and software application and are able to effectively and efficiently manage creative ventures from a business perspective.Bachelor of Design majors include: Graphic and Communication Design Interior Design and Environments Product and 3D Design Visualisation and Immersive DesignBachelor of Business majors include: Asian Business Employment Relations Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Event Management Human Resource Management International Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management Management Marketing Real Estate and Property Development Sport Management Sustainable Enterprise Tourism ManagementStudents can also choose not to complete a major, selecting from a range of courses that provide broad knowledge for a career in business management.


  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Action Research Studio
  • Applied Practice
  • Business Data Analysis
  • Business Practices in Creative Industries
  • Conservatorium Ensemble Studies
  • Content Production and Curation
  • Creative Research Methodologies
  • Creative Visual Strategies
  • Design Lab Experience
  • Design Lab Practice
  • Economics for Decision Making 1
  • Government-Business Relations
  • Histories and Theories of Design
  • Introduction to Business Law
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Language and Communication for Arts and Social Sciences
  • Legal Issues for Managers
  • Major Studio Project
  • Making Visual Media
  • Management Concepts
  • Still and Moving Image
  • Work and Employability

Standard entry requirements

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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 pathways

Graduates of this program may continue their studies by undertaking the /Program/2043/Overview Bachelor of Design (Honours) (2043) or the /Program/2088/Overview Bachelor of Business (Honours) (2088).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $116,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Nathan Campus International: $116,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
South Bank Campus International: $116,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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