Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)

Agribusiness students

Become the seed of change in the agri-industry

  • Demand for agribusiness professionals is growing, and you can start your career as a graduate in today’s diverse and globally integrated agribusiness sectors, from farms to multinational companies.
  • Agriculture and its associated business was once the simple practise of farming, but it's now a cutting-edge industry with state-of-the-art technology throughout the supply chain.
  • A Bachelor of Agribusiness supports the increasing interdependence of various agri sectors and encompasses the activities and disciplines of modern food production.

Choose La Trobe

Become a multi-skilled agri-sector professional by studying an agribusiness major with an introduction to agricultural sciences.

  • Learn from agribusiness leaders across regional Victoria.
  • Agribusiness at La Trobe introduces you to management, finance, marketing and agricultural sciences, and how they apply to the wider agribusiness industry.
  • You'll have the opportunity to complete a major in Agribusiness alongside a disciplinary major in management and marketing, or accounting. This will give you a solid understanding of agricultural business and financial concepts, and prepare you to address the issues facing the changing international environment.
  • You will also have the opportunity to complete an optional second major in either Accounting, Management and Marketing.
  • A feature of the course is a series of three agribusiness subjects delivered at different regional campuses, offering a unique insight into agribusinesses in different regions of Victoria.
  • You'll have the opportunity to complete an agribusiness industry-based work placement, hosted by a regional campus and a local agribusiness. This will allow you to apply your skills in the agribusiness sector, and meet with agribusiness professionals from a range of disciplines. You can receive credit for a completed internship.
  • This degree takes you on a tour of regional Victorian agribusinesses industries and communities, where you'll meet and work with local agribusiness and community leaders.
  • You'll build strong networks through cross-discipline subjects with other La Trobe Business School students.

Career opportunities

You'll graduate with practical skills in business and agri-science, and a detailed global understanding of complex agribusiness environments.

Multi-skilled industry professionals are increasingly in demand, and this degree will prepare you for multiple roles throughout the industry supply chain.

Graduates will be prepared for work in a range of sectors, including:

  • agribusiness and rural banking
  • export businesses
  • government agencies
  • international trade bodies
  • industry businesses
  • primary industries
  • supply chain organisations

You will be able to apply for a range of roles, including:

  • agribusiness management
  • sales
  • marketing
  • commodity trading
  • operations management.

What you'll learn

You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective, and a detailed understanding of the agribusiness sector. You'll learn how to:

  • design and implement innovative solutions to social, environmental and business challenges
  • recognise and apply business principles to generate sustainable economic value
  • engage and communicate effectively with individuals and organisations in your chosen field
  • use your knowledge to address problems that affect productivity
  • understand the range and scope of enterprises in the agri-food value chain, and identify challenges and opportunities
  • apply business principles and practices in a range of agribusiness settings
  • use critical thinking and problem solving skills to address issues facing agriculture and agribusiness, including competitive challenges of a global nature.

Course content

Majors: A major is comprised of three agricultural science subjects, four business subjects, and one agribusiness placement subject.

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting

The following is an example of first-year subject selection:

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
  • Business Economics
  • Business Analytics
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Elective Subjects

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

How to apply

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Pathways

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Scholarships and financial support

You might also be eligible for other scholarships from La Trobe, external scholarships or financial support from La Trobe.

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