Together we are shaping the future of business

The Department of Business Strategy and Innovation offers internationally recognised degrees in international business, entrepreneurship, information management and Asian studies. Our degrees focus on business strategy, sustainability and business innovation.

Our high-impact research, innovative approach and strong partnerships with industry will ensure you graduate with a highly relevant degree that is valued by employers. This enables you to contribute effectively in your chosen field and meet challenges facing both the domestic and the global business environment.

About the department

Study international business or Asian studies

Professional accreditation

Griffith Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB Accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Globally responsible leaders

The School is an active partner in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education and the UN Global Compact. This engagement demonstrates the School's strong commitment to sustainable enterprise development and corporate responsibility.

Intergenerational care


Our diverse group of academic, adjunct and professional staff and HDR candidates are dedicated to achieving high standards in research, teaching and community engagement.

Our staff are consistently successful in receiving Learning and Teaching Awards. These awards recognise our outstanding teachers by awarding those who excel in their teaching roles.

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We foster mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government and the community that power innovation and drive success.

Our wide­-reaching relationships help boost outcomes for businesses and enhance student learning.

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Student opportunities

Griffith Business School offers many opportunities for students to get involved with our community, build professional and social networks, and enhance their business skills.

We also offer a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards to assist with the costs of course fees, textbooks, accommodation and living expenses.

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Become a researcher

By undertaking a research degree at Griffith University, you are choosing to study at one of Australia’s most innovative tertiary institutions. Find out more about our PhD and research degrees or meet our current higher degree research candidates.

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Our experts

Environmental management accounting

A comparative study between Australia and Sri Lanka

Associate Professor Ki-Hoon Lee has secured funding from the UK’s peak body for management accountants, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for his project titled ‘An exploration of the implementation and usefulness of environmental management accounting: A comparative study between Australia and Sri Lanka’ which has created a foundation for EMA knowledge.

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Transformative learning experiences

for professionals and businesses

Dr Luke Houghton is currently working on a project that focuses on the use of the engagement model of problem solving to assess and learn how to impart skills to time pressured business people and professionals alike. The project draws on the idea that experiences produce the best learning outcomes.

At present the model is being tested with business people looking to improve the impact of their marketing.

Dhara Shah

Sisters support business together

Dr Dhara Shah, is leading a project that aims to empower'Sisters' by building their self-efficacy and bringing them together in groups to form support networks or partnerships, and providing them with skill development, training, mentoring and coaching support, and grants to start a small business.

This project aims to improve outcomes for women aged 50 and over on Newstart Allowance or similar programs, who are underemployed or unemployed, have missed out on or have limited superannuation, have poor future financial security

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Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management is developed and taught by industry professionals in active leadership roles. As a graduate of the program, you will have the skills and knowledge to translate vision and strategy into action and effectively manage transformation in your organisations.

Our activities

Launching “Responsible Leaders of the Future” Conferences

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Generating awareness of the global entrepreneurship policies for women – an Australian lens

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Virtual conversations with Australasian Business Ethics Network

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The Griffith Grants and Fellowships for Learning and Teaching support the University's strategic priorities in learning and teaching by providing funding for projects that improving educational practice and support services and promote innovation in learning and teaching.

Learning and Teaching Awards recognise our outstanding teachers by awarding those who excel in their teaching roles.

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Featured alumni

Amanda Hodges

Executive leader

Amanda Hodges

Bachelor of International Business

Since graduating from a  Bachelor of International Business and a Graduate Diploma in Korean Language at Griffith University, Amanda Hodges has travelled the world as an international strategic business, investment and government affairs executive leader.

Clinton Dines

China executive

Clinton Dines

Bachelor of Asian Studies

In 1988 he was recruited by BHP to be the company’s senior country executive for China and stayed with the group for more than 21 years, retiring as President of BHP Billiton China in July 2009 to become Principal, Moreton Bay Partners.

Annabelle Chaplain

High flyer

Annabelle Chaplain

Bachelor of Asian Studies

Annabelle is the Chairman, Queensland Airports Limited after her career in investment banking led to her appointment to a number of government boards and advisory positions at state and federal levels.

Greg Ellis

Ethical entrepreneur

Greg Ellis

Bachelor of International Business

Greg is co-founder of money lending company Nimble, a company dedicated to lending to working people without getting them into a cycle of debt.

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5 star employability

Griffith has received five stars in the prestigious QS Stars ratings for graduate employability, helping you get a job sooner.

Innovative teaching and learning

Our world-class research and industry connections inform our degrees and our students gain real-world experience.

International network of graduates

Join the GBS alumni network of more than 40,000 making an impact around the world.

Support to reach your goals

Our award winning teaching team and support services are dedicated to helping you succeed.

State-of-the-art learning facilities

Our learning spaces inspire creativity, promote collaboration and encourage innovation.

Research that makes a difference

Benefit from a vibrant research culture and study alongside our globally renowned researchers.

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