Associate Degree in Business

A further year of supportive study to ensure success.

Key Information

Duration

1 year program:
2 trimesters (8 months) /
3 trimesters (12 months)

2 year program:
4 trimesters (16 months) /
6 trimesters (24 months)

 

Intakes

Trimester 1, 2, 3

Location

Mount Gravatt Campus (Brisbane)
Gold Coast Campus (Southport)

CRICOS 110819H

Fees

Domestic Students

2023 1 year program: A$22,250
2023 2 year program: A$44,500

2024 1 year program: A$23,600
2024 2 year program: A$47,200

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL

Fees

International Students

2023 1 year program: A$31,000
2023 2 year program: A$62,000

2024 1 year program: A$33,500
2024 2 year program: A$67,000

2023-24 Non-Tuition Fees:
Refer to Incidental Fees

Associate Degree in Business

This two-year program leads to the third year of a Griffith University Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management degree.

If you graduate from the Griffith College Diploma of Business or International Tourism and Hotel Management, but haven’t met all requirements to progress into the second year of the Griffith University, you will have one year of credit towards this Associate Degree.

This means you will have one more year of supportive study within the Associate Degree, helping you successfully transition to further studies at Griffith University.

You will also graduate with an industry-recognised tertiary-level qualification on your CV, when you explore your career opportunities.

Pathways to a Griffith University Degree

Degree codeProgramCampusCredit granted
1632Bachelor of Business
Majors: Accounting / Finance / Human Resource Management / Management
Gold Coast / Nathan160 CP
1408Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Major: Hotel and Hospitality
Gold Coast / Nathan160 CP
1408Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Major: Travel and Tourism
Gold Coast / Nathan140 CP

Degree codeProgramCampusCredit granted
1632Bachelor of Business
Majors: Accounting / Finance/ Human Resource Management / Management
Gold Coast / Nathan160 CP
1408Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Major: Hotel and Hospitality
Gold Coast / Nathan160 CP
1408Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management
Major: Travel and Tourism
Gold Coast / Nathan140 CP

Where Could This Degree Take Me?

With an Associate Degree in Business from Griffith College, you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Accounting
  • International Business
  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Taxation
  • Administration Management
  • Tourism and Event Management
  • Airline services
  • Restaurant Management
  • Club and Recreational Facility Management
  • Business Management

Support at every step

"The lecturers are what really make the college a great place! They have a boundless amount of knowledge and are always happy to answer any questions you may have."

- Rebecca B.

Sample Program Structure

 Course CodeCourse TitleCore/ElectiveCredit Points
Trimester 1LDM100Language Development Module 1CoreNil
1201QBTAcademic and Professional Skills DevelopmentCore10CP
1004GBSThe Purpose of businessCore10CP
1007GBSThe Future of WorkCore10CP
1008GBSBusiness Decision-MakingCore10CP
Trimester 2LDM200Language Development Module 2CoreNil
1009GBSGrand Challenges for BusinessCore10CP
1005GBSEngaging Australia and the Asia-PacificCore10CP
1006GBSWhy Money MattersCore10CP
1803ICTInformation Systems FoundationCore10CP
Trimester 32204AFEFinancial Institutions ManagementCore10CP
5901QBTLanguage and Communication in the Global Business Context OR 2nd Year ElectiveElective10CP
2201AFECorporate FinanceCore10CP
 ElectiveElective10CP
Trimester 42206AFEInvestment Analysis and ManagementCore10CP
 ElectiveElective10CP
 ElectiveElective10CP
 2nd Year ElectiveElective10CP

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit PointsFinanceManagementInt'l Tourism & Hotel Mgmt.
2101AFEBusiness and Company Law10CPxx

 
2104AFEManagement Accounting and Strategy10CPxxx
2108AFEPrinciples of Accounting and Analytics10CPxxx
2110AFEBusiness and Company Law10CP  x
2201AFECorporate Finance10CP xx
2204AFEFinancial Institutions Mnagement10CP xx
2206AFEInvestment Analysis and Management10CP xx
2005EHROrganisational Behaviour10CPx x
1007GBSThe Future of Work10CP  x
1009GBSGrand Challenges for Business10CP  x
2046IBALeading and Managing Organisations10CPx x
2128IBAThe Management of Business Processes10CPx x
1803ICTIntroduction to Information Systems10CP  x
5901QBTLanguage and Communication in the Global Business Context10CPxxx
1006THSTourism Systems10CPxx

 
1007THSTourism, Travel and Technology10CPxx 
2120THSFinancial Management for Tourism and Hotels10CPxx 
2208THSInternational Food and Beverage Management10CPxx 
2216THSRooms Division Management10CPxx

 
2222THSHotel Distribution and Sales10CPxx 
2230THSInterpreting Tourism Management Information10CPxx

*Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) <6.0 will be required to undertake LDM100 Language Development Module 1 and LDM200 Language Development Module 2.

All students from non-English speaking backgrounds must complete 5901QBT Language and Communication in the Global Business Context. Native English speakers and students who provide evidence of IELTS >7.0 will be exempted and excluded from taking this course, and will be permitted to select one additional elective.

Students must elect a specialisation and complete all of the courses required within that specialisation; a total of 160 credit points.

Students must not exceed a maximum of ten (10) first-year level courses across the entire Associate Degree (first year courses are those denoted by a course code commencing with the number ‘1’).

Note: the sample program structure above is provided as an example only. Course availability may change each trimester and program structure will be determined by both availability and student’s choice of major.

The Associate Degree in Business will mirror the first two years of the Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management and particular majors in the Bachelor of Business.

First Year

Eight core courses reflecting the Diploma of Business or International Tourism and Hotel Management (80 credit points)

Second Year

Eight core, specialist and elective courses (80 credit points). Management is available as a specialisation.