Chief executive officers, entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow will be making a bee-line to an Open Day session on what it takes to be a modern business success at Griffith’s Gold Coast campus on Sunday (July 26).

Associate Professor Ruth McPhail, Primary Program Director for the Bachelor of Business, will deliver two sessions on the value and far-reaching impact of a business education in a globalised environment.

“Business must be about innovation and leadership,” Associate Professor McPhail said.

“This is demonstrated by Griffith staff on a number of levels including teaching, research and industry networks.”

She says aspiring business students attending her sessions in the new $38 million business building will get an understanding of how and why a combination of knowledge, information and opinion are crucial to an education in business.

“By bringing many different perspectives to problems, better solutions are discovered. We do this by working together – students,teachers, researchers, businesses, governments and communities.”

She will outline how ambitious, career-driven students can combine a business grounding in accounting, economics, marketing, employment relations and management with a choice of specialised options to sharpen their professional focus.

“This classroom knowledge can often be applied in the workplace almost immediately through local and global opportunities offered through our internship program.

“In this way, future CEOs and budding entrepreneurs will be perfectly poised to push forward with career plans and ambitions.”

Dr Ruth McPhailAssociate Professor McPhail’s presentations, titled ‘Be a modern business success story’, will be delivered at 10am and 1am at Room 2.17 in the new business building (G42).

Griffith Business School lecturers will also deliver a series of presentations on commerce, international business, the Asian landscape, government and policy, and tourism and hotel management during Open Day.

The new business building, including a state-of-the-art trading room, is located beside the Griffith University station on the G:Link.

Free travel to Open Day is available on the G:Link light rail. For a special free pass, look for the TransLink customer liaison officers in red Griffith shirts on G:Link platforms between8.30am to 1pm on July 26.