Together we are shaping the future of business

The School of Government and International Relations offers internationally recognised degrees in political science, international relations, foreign affairs, public policy and public administration. We actively influence Australia’s political landscape with public debate and advice to decision makers, and are proud founding partners of the ANZSOG—a non-profit organisation which aims to develop future public sector leaders and promote public administration as a profession.

Our high-impact research, innovative approach and strong partnerships with industry will ensure you to 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.

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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.

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Research

We work with government, industry and community to find policy-relevant solutions to problems in the political science arena. Our staff contribute to research within the Centre for Governance and Public PolicyGriffith Asia Institute, the Policy Innovation Hub and the ANZSOG, and we're proud to support our higher degree by research students.

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Research by Higher Degree

Our research students form an important part of our community. We take pride in actively supporting emerging scholars and involving them in the activities of the School and partner research centres.

HDR students also have access to our academic experts for advice on research methods, conference and workshop presentation skills, and preparing work for publication in scholarly journals.

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Partnering

We work with government, industry and community to find policy-relevant solutions to problems in the political science arena. Our staff contribute to research within the Centre for Governance and Public PolicyGriffith Asia Institute, the Policy Innovation Hub and the ANZSOG, and we're proud to support our higher degree by research students.

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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 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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Our experts

The Beijing Factor

In the wake of the widely anticipated proposed meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, Griffith University hosted a public forum featuring renowned international Korea experts Scott Snyder and Duyeon Kim, moderated by Griffith Business School’s Dean (Research), Professor Andrew O’Neil.

Prior to the forum, Professor O’Neil, Mr Snyder and Ms Kim took part in a workshop canvassing the breadth of interests at play in Korean-based international diplomacy, as well as potential outcomes of not only the Trump-Kim meeting, but also Mr Kim’s planned summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27.

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Enhancing public servant skills for 10+ years

Launched in 2007, the Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis was developed with senior executives within the Queensland public sector to enhance the policy capacity and capabilities of the public service. Structured to meet the needs of working policy officers, the program is available to public servants working at the local, state or federal level only. The current GCPA team include Dr Tracey Arklay (Program Director), Dr Liz van Acker , Professor Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh (pictured), Dr Cosmo Howard and Tracee McPate.

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What role for the states in the age of disruption?

Despite having limited resources and relying on the Commonwealth for funding, Australia's states and territories could be powerful players in tackling some of our nation's biggest policy issues, according to Dr Tracey Arklay. A senior lecturer in the School of Government and International Relations, Dr Arklay's research expertise includes federal and state politics, policy capacity, parliamentary analysis, disaster management, and electoral campaigning.

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Remarkable alumni

At 25, Shayne Sutton was the youngest woman ever elected to Brisbane City Council. Before joining Council she was an adviser with the Queensland Government, and also worked for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Shayne holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and Public Administration) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Griffith University.

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