Course Description

You will gain the technical skills and knowledge to pursue a career in accounting, financial planning, finance or economics. In your first year, you will explore the core skills and concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics, and management. In your second and third years, you will build on this knowledge with your chosen major.

You can choose a single major, which will give you specialist skills in one profession, or expand your expertise with a second commerce major, or additional major, including management, marketing, politics and public policy and international business.

If you are not sure which majors to choose just yet, that is okay. Once you enrol you can try some different courses before you choose the combination that is right for you.

Hands-on learning

Students at the Gold Coast and Nathan campuses are taught in financial trading rooms featuring state-of-the-art desktops equipped with the Bloomberg Professional Service. Bloomberg LP is a global leader in business and financial information and the Bloomberg Professional Service is a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, and market news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. You will have access to the exciting world of the stock market and be able to put theory into practice from the start of your degree.

Commerce majors
You will complete one of the following majors:

Accounting - (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)
Economics - (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Finance - (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Financial Planning - (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan)

You can also choose to complete a Tax minor which is recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board.
Additional majors

Asian Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Employment Relations (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online, South Bank)
Event Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Human Resource Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
International Business (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Management (Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online)
Marketing (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Politics and Public Policy (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Real Estate and Property Development (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Sport Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)
Sustainable Enterprise (Nathan)
Tourism Management (Gold Coast, Nathan)

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study)

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,754 total course cost.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Griffith University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 61.8% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 83.6% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 79.6% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Griffith University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Griffith University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 70.8% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 10.1% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $50,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Griffith University Code: 1035