Griffith unveils $38m business building on Gold Coast

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The Griffith Business School in Queensland has taken the wraps of a new $38 million state-of-the-art facility teaching facility on the Gold Coast.

The new building will house the Master of Business Administration program as well as the School of Accounting, Finance and Economics; International Business and Asian Studies; Employment Relations and Human Resources; Marketing;  and the School of Government and International Relations.

The building will give Griffith’s 4,500 business students will have access to world leading resources including an advanced financial trading centre environment, a dedicated Master of Business Administration teaching suite, technology-rich seminar and public lecture spaces, international conferencing and dialogue facilities and much more.

“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,” said Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor Michael Powell.

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“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.

Special guest at the launch on August 5  was 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.

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“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.”


Ben Ready
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