An exciting new era for Gold Coast business begins today with the opening of the $38 million Griffith Business School building.
This state-of-the-art facility represents a major milestone in a remarkable journey of transformation and growth for Griffith University and the Gold Coast.
“The Gold Coast is an emerging city now with an increasingly formidable education sector and the role Griffith University has played in that makes us immensely proud,” says Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor Michael Powell.
“Innovation is at the heart of what Griffith believes, teaches and practises and we have seen Gold Coast businesses emerge, grow and prosper on the back of innovative design.
“It’s great to see Griffith graduates at the forefront of this new era.”
Special guest at today’s launch is Tourism Australia Managing Director and Griffith Business graduate Mr John O’Sullivan.
As head of this nation’s global tourism marketing agency, Mr O’Sullivan is impressed with the growth of the Gold Coast campus and recognises the broader impact of developments such as the Griffith Business School building.
“As a Griffith Business graduate, I am proud to be part of a school which has earned its reputation and has not been afraid to challenge the norm,” says Mr O’Sullivan.
“It’s an exciting time for the Gold Coast as it counts down to hosting the 2018 Commonwealth Games, particularly in terms of increased visitor numbers and through the international media spotlight that will shine on the Gold Coast.
“Griffith University will play its part as a contributing member of the Gold Coast business community.”
Housing the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics; International Business and Asian Studies; Employment Relations and Human Resources; Marketing; the Master of Business Administration program and the School of Government and International Relations, the Griffith Business School will set new parameters for tertiary study.
“Griffith is now a truly world-class University on the Gold Coast, offering a comprehensive range of degrees and courses,” says Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Ian O’Connor.
“The official opening of our newest building — the Griffith Business School — is testament to a continuing commitment to invest in and improve our teaching, learning and research facilities.
“The new business building is the latest in a formidable list of capital works on the Gold Coast campus that have contributed significantly to the Health and Knowledge Precinct gathering serious momentum.”
The $38 million Griffith Business School building follows the $150 million Griffith Health Centre, the $21 million Learning Commons and Library Extension, the $40 million International building and the $2 million sports pavilion.