Advancing innovative research-driven and socially responsible education

The Department of International Business and Asian Studies is a pioneer in Asian studies and international business research and education, teaching business practices that balance profits with people and the planet.

Our degrees are informed by world-class research and supported by the work of more than 30 experts in their fields. This means that as a Griffith graduate, you’ll be ideally positioned to take advantage of new and exciting opportunities in the Asian Century.


Our department boasts diversity in research and expertise that results in a greater perspective on how different cultures operate and experience greater success in educating and researching issues in global business.

Our academic staff teach into coursework programs at both undergraduate and post-graduate level including major contributions to the Master of International Business, Master of Business and Master of Business Administration.

Our graduates can be found around the world in multinational companies, government and non-government organisations, consulting firms and financial institutions.

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Our people

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 consistantly successful in recieving Learning and Teaching Awards. These awards recognise our outstanding teachers by awarding those who excel in their teaching roles.

Our research

We are committed to building a strong research profile with impact-driven research, with a focus on international business, Asia-Australia and international relations, globalisation, small enterprise, logistics and supply chain management, information systems, sustainable business, and religious change and social consciousness.

Our partners

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.

Our expert staff

Tapan Sarker

Water governance in Laos

Dr Tapan Sarker facilitated a training program for participants from the National University of Laos and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment titled Enhancing growth and institutional development through increasing expertise in water governance in Lao People's Democratic Republic.

Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Awards Fellowship, the program aims to develop good practices in the transfer of knowledge to professionals from Laos in the area of water governance.

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Sara McGaughey

Global network orchestration

The value chains underlying most goods and services are becoming increasingly disagregated and globally dispersed. So how can a firm coordinate and safeguard exchanges in a complex global value chain when it has limited formal authority?

Professor Sara McGaughey, along with Professor Randi Lunnan (Norwegian School of Management), examines this question through a qualitative case study of a European ship designer and builder as they engage in new business models involving outsourcing and offshoring to countries such as China, Dubai and Turkey.

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Larry Crump

Global governance revisited

The Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Duisburg, Germany) recently appointed Dr Larry Crump as a Senior Fellow based on a proposal: "Global Governance Revisited via Three Levels of Analysis: Global, Regional and Bilateral". The global focus of this fellowship was on the G20, the regional focus was on policy coordination, and the bilateral focus was on developing a theoretical framework that can help explain closure (the end game) in bilateral free trade negotiations.

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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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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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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.

Featured alumni

Judd Armstrong

Big business

Judd Armstrong

Master of International Business

Judd Armstrong, who harnessed the technological expertise of Griffith researchers for his line of wearable fitness trackers, recently sold his company for $US 95 million to Logitech.

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.

Jodie Fox

Creative leader

Jodie Fox

Bachelor of International Business / Bachelor of Laws

Jodie is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at - the world's first website where women can design their own shoes.

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.

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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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