We have close working relationships with key personnel from a range of organisations.

Through graduate placement programs, work­-integrated learning, professional development and research expertise, we maintain loyal and supportive relationships with many high­-profile organisations across the country and throughout the Asia–Pacific region.

Industry professionals play an important part in developing our programs, ensuring Griffith graduates meet the demands of employers, today and in the future.


Griffith University has become the first university in Australia and New Zealand to accredit an undergraduate or postgraduate course with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML). 

This innovative accreditation gives Griffith Business School MBA students fast-tracked access to the internationally recognised Chartered Manager (CMgr) designation.

Students enrolled from January 2018 are set to graduate with an additional globally recognised diploma in strategic management and leadership, which will allow them to apply for and receive the CMgr designation within weeks of receiving their MBA.

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Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative

Committed to the development of globally responsible leaders, the School is an active partner in the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative. We were the first Australian business school admitted to the GRLI and are proud of this initiative, which is sponsored by the European Foundation for Management Development.

Principles for Responsible Management Education

We were the first Australian business school to become a signatory to Principles for Responsible Management Education, an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact providing an organisational change framework for business schools to embed corporate responsibility and sustainability into their curricula, research and learning methods.

Accrediting bodies and professional associations

On completion of their studies, graduates may be eligible for membership with a number of professional organisations (depending upon their choice of award major).

For a list of current professional recognition for our programs, see the programs and courses catalogue:

Griffith Business School Strategic Advisory Board

Our Strategic Advisory Board, comprised of leading business and industry professionals, provides strategic advice to the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) and our Deans on academic profile, curriculum content and teaching innovation.

Ms Susan Rallings —Chair

Director with Intrinsic Business Solutions Pty Ltd

Dr William Chen

Chief Financial Officer and General Manager (Hong Kong), Hui Lau Shan Group

Mr Clinton Dines

Principal, Moreton Bay Partners

Mr Bruce Cowley

Chairman, MinterEllison

Mr Ralph Hunt

Chief Operating Officer, XAPT

Mr Paul Hodgson

General Manager, Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement (East Coast), National Energy Resources Australia

Mr Ray James

Managing Director, Icon Energy

Mr Robert Jones

Former Queensland Chairman, KPMG

Mr Michael McGee

Chief Executive Officer, Transit Australia Group

Mr Shaun McKinnon

Partner—Financial Advisory, Grant Thornton Australia

Ms Janelle Manders

Director at William Buck Gold Coast

Mr David Morgan

General Manager Victoria, Sunland Group

Professor Paul Simshauser

Chief Economist and Head of Corporate Development, Infigen Energy

Ms Jo Soothill

Principal, Runcorn State High School

Professor David Grant (ex officio)

Pro Vice Chancellor, Griffith Business School

Professor Fabrizio Carmignani (ex officio)

Dean (Academic), Griffith Business School

Professor Ross Guest (ex officio)

Dean (Learning and Teaching), Griffith Business School

Professor Andrew O'Neil (ex officio)

Dean (Research), Griffith Business School

Professor Anne Tiernan (ex officio)

Dean (Engagement), Griffith Business School

Associate Professor Peter Woods (ex officio)

Dean (International), Griffith Business School

Ms Lisa Cotterell (Secretary)

Executive Officer, Griffith Business School

Advisory bodies

  • Our Alumni Advisory Group consists of Griffith Business School graduates and key staff who work together to develop our Alumni Network

Engage our talent

Engaging a Griffith University student or graduate can help you fill gaps in personnel and projects, and bring a fresh perspective and an enthusiasm for learning to your organisation. Whether you’re looking to fill a paid position or wish to participate in our internship or mentoring programs, we can help.

Policy Innovation Hub

The Policy Innovation Hub promotes and facilitates close collaboration between Griffith University researchers, students and partners in industry, government and the community. The Hub also aims to foster sustainable and enduring knowledge partnerships that create value for the residents and communities of Queensland, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Industry partnership: AMP

AMP has partnered with us to create an online Master of Financial Planning degree that combines theoretical coursework with practical, real-life experience as a financial advisor.

Want to know more?

Enquire now about developing a collaborative partnership with Griffith Business School.