Griffith University

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Asian Studies

Griffith University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090613C

Level of study: Undergraduate


In this double degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of Asia's political, economic and cultural environment, preparing you to work as both an expert on Asian affairs, and as a professional in your chosen commerce specialisation.

As part of your degree, you will gain practical experience and expand your professional skills through Griffith in Asia Initiative courses such as internships, study tours, exchanges and employability courses.


You will gain an understanding of the core concepts of commerce including accounting, economics, business statistics and management, and build on these foundation studies with your chosen major.

Asian Studies

You will learn from leading experts and develop expertise and key functional skills in areas such as cultures and civilisations, economics, international relations, globalisation, and politics and government.


  • Commerce
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning

Asian Studies

  • Asian Business
  • Politics, Law and Justice in Asia
  • Languages: Chinese, Indonesian*, Japanese, Korean*

My career opportunities

Depending on your chosen major, the Bachelor of Commerce will prepare you for careers in the following fields:

Accounting: You will be ready for a career in a range of private, public sector or not-for-profit organisations where you could work in areas such as accounting, administration, auditing, business management, commercial and taxation law, managerial accounting, and taxation. Opportunities exist for exciting and challenging careers locally, nationally and internationally.

Economics: You will be primed for roles in government agencies and the corporate sector in business management, commerce and taxation law, economics, stockbroking and foreign exchange trading, economic policy advice and analysis.

Finance: You will be prepared for work as a financial advisor or controller, financial planner, or stockbroker. You may also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Financial Planning: You will be equipped for a career as a financial planner, financial advisor or controller, or stockbroker. You will also find opportunities in insurance and superannuation, futures, options and foreign exchange trading.

Bachelor of Asian Studies: You will be prepared for work in government, business, travel and tourism, education, international agencies, training, and export consultancy, in Australia and overseas. You will find opportunities in foreign affairs, foreign trade, business consultancy, defence, security agencies, and media.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 28,000 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
06 July 2020
26 October 2020
Duration: 4 years
Study mode: Full time

Nathan Campus

170 Kessels Road
Brisbane Queensland 4111

Entry criteria

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0 OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only) OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.


Griffith University
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