University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: ECBBW Albury-Wodonga

Course details
Location Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Bundoora Mildura Shepparton
Course/Discipline Coordinator Jeremy Seward
Course Code ECBBW RBB LBB RBBM LMBBP
Available to International Students Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CRICOS 019479E
Course Duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit Points 360
Exchange Opportunity Yes
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Current commencements from 2018

Course Description

The Bachelor of Business combines, the flexibility to draw on subjects from across the full range of disciples offered at La Trobe to design a course to reflect your own passions and interests, together with a business core through which you will develop the enterprise skills required to convert your passions and interests into a successful business career. Through the core you will learn how to communicate and work effectively with others to solve the sort of business challenges you will face developing your business career, either in starting up your own business or working for an existing business.

The Bachelor of Business is offered at five of the Victorian campuses of La Trobe University: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton.

If you begin a Bachelor of Business at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura or Shepparton and successfully complete the first year, you are eligible not only to complete the course at your local campus, but also to transfer into any Bachelor of Business course where it is offered at any of La Trobe's five main campuses, without loss of credit.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify, source and analyse information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Evaluate a range of alternate solutions to business and social challenges, and account for potentially competing economic, ethical, social and commercial perspectives in a responsible manner.
  • Devise innovative recommendations to business and social challenges, based on the identification of the elements of a problem and the application and evaluation of problem solving approaches.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of stakeholders, using a variety of modes of communications and appropriate tools.
  • Engage professionally and effectively to contribute to the success of a multicultural team, in a manner which is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others.
  • Utilise digital technologies to identify, source, analyse and communicate information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Meet the disciplinary knowledge and skill requirements for graduates seeking to commence a career in business.
 

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requirements are English Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
 

Course Requirements

  • Two not-for-credit online modules: one will provide you with an introduction to concepts of academic integrity and the other an introduction to local indigenous culture.
  • A twelve-subject core which seeks to develop the foundational and enterprise skills of our students in a business context, keeping in mind the focus of the School’s mission on developing engaging, responsible and innovative graduates.
  • Three of the common core subjects, Big Ideas in Business, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship, deliver the La Trobe Essentials by providing you with opportunities at each level of your course to apply your disciplinary knowledge and skill, through multidisciplinary teams, to researching, analysing and resolving global, sustainability and entrepreneurial challenges typical of those facing business today.
  • Twelve elective subjects, which may be chosen from any School of the university and which may, if a student so chooses, include a major or one or more minors, a practicum or a study tour.
  • This degree is designed to be completed within three years of full-time study, although part-time study is possible. The maximum time allowed for a student to complete this degree is seven years. 
  • Students must complete the course set out below, comprising 360 credit points (24 subjects). 
  • No more than 150 credit points (10 subjects) may be at first-year level.
  • At least 120 credit points (8 subjects) must be at third-year level.
  • Students must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.
  • Variations to this structure are subject to approval by an LBS Course Coordinator.

LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

LaTrobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

Course Structure

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Business (ECBBW - Albury-Wodonga) 2018 [PDF 126 KB]

LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

First Year  

Semester 1

BUS1BIB

BUS1AFB

MGT1OBE

OPTION

Big Ideas in Business

Dollars and Sense Working with Others

 Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Semester 2

BUS1BUE

STA1CTS

MKT1MDP

OPTION


Investigating Economic Issues
Critical Thinking With Statistics Marketing: Stand and Deliver

Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

 

Second Year

Semester 1

LST2BSL

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Introduction to Business Law and Ethics

Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Minor  or elective subject (15 cp)

Semester 2

BUS2SUS

MGT2IMG

OPTION

OPTION

Sustainability

Managing Across Borders

Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Minor or elective subject (15 cp)

 

Third Year

Semester 1

BUS3DIG

MGT3LWM

OPTION

OPTION

Digital Business

Leadership

Level 3 Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Level 3 Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Semester 2

BUS3ENT

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Entrepreneurship

Level 3 Major, minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Level 3 Minor or elective subject (15 cp)

Level 3 Minor or elective subject (15 cp)


Note: Teaching periods are  provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to Subject Search guide for further details.

Majors and Minors

You may choose to complete a major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all twelve elective subjects. The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the University subject to having completed any required prerequisite subjects. 

LBS Majors available in Albury Wodonga

  • Agribusiness Major
  • Management and Marketing Major

LBS Minors available in Albury Wodonga

  • Environmental Management Minor
  • Note: Some subjects are delivered at Bundoora as a summer intensive elective subjects.International Commerce Minor
  • Note:  Some subjects are delivered at Bundoora as summer or winter intensive elective subjects.
  • International Management Minor
  • Note:  Some subjects are delivered at Bundoora as summer or winter intensive elective subjects.
  • Management Minor
  • Marketing Minor

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see Business Majors or Business Minors

Internationalise Your Course

You may internationalise your course by completing:

  • A semester of study, on exchange, at an approved international university; or
  • The Business Study Tour subject (BUS3BST).
 

For course structures unique to the delivery of the Bachelor of Business at our other campuses, please see the below links.

Bachelor of Business (Melbourne) (LBB)

Bachelor of Business (Bendigo) (RBB)

Bachelor of Business (Mildura) (RBBM)

Bachelor of Business (Shepparton) (LMBBP)

Bachelor of Business (Sydney) (LMBBSY)

 

Pre 2018 commencements

 

Course Description

This degree helps you to build the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in a wide range of areas within business and the not-for-profit and public sectors. The degree is designed to allow you to customise your course by sampling a range of business disciplines prior to choosing the business discipline in which you will specialise through your major.  The program adopts an enquiry based learning approach that helps you to develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any business. Graduates go on to develop careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses in government and private sectors, both domestically and internationally.

The Bachelor of Business is offered at five of the Victorian campuses of La Trobe University: Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton.

If you begin a Bachelor of Business at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura or Shepparton and successfully complete the first year, you are eligible not only to complete the course at your local campus, but also to transfer into any Bachelor of Business course where it is offered at any of La Trobe's five main campuses, without loss of credit.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Design and evaluate innovative solutions through the application of your disciplinary knowledge and skills to researching, analysing and resolving social, environmental and business challenges;
  • Recognise and apply future-focused, socially and environmentally responsible, business principles to generate sustainable economic value;
  • Engage professionally and effectively with individuals and organisations, in a manner which is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others;
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of audiences, for a variety of purposes, using appropriate communication tools;

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requirements are English Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
 

Course Requirements

  • Two not-for-credit online modules: one will provide you with an introduction to concepts of academic integrity and the other an introduction to local indigenous culture.
  • A common core of seven subjects is designed to: enhance your understanding of business principles and develop your business skills; and develop and assess your communication, research, thinking, problem-solving and teamwork skills through all three levels of the course.
  • Three of the common core subjects, Business Foundations, Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship, deliver the La Trobe Essesntials by providing you with opportunities at each level of your course to apply your disciplinary knowledge and skill, through multidisciplinary teams, to researching, analysing and resolving global, sustainability and entrepreneurial challenges typical of those facing business today.

  • An eight-subject disciplinary core provides the disciplinary depth required to practice your chosen discipline.
  • Nine elective subjects provide you with the opportunity to extend the breadth of your course by choosing subjects from any discipline offered at La Trobe, including a practicum subjects or a study tour subject.
  • Students may also choose to use these nine elective subjects to complete a second eight-subject major or one or two minors drawn from any School in the University.
  • This degree is designed to be completed within three years of full-time study, although part-time study is possible. The maximum time allowed for a student to complete this degree is seven years. 
  • Students must complete the course set out below, comprising 360 credit points (24 subjects). 
  • No more than 150 credit points (10 subjects) may be at first-year level.
  • At least 120 credit points (8 subjects) must be at third-year level.
  • Students must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.
  • Variations to this structure are subject to approval by an LBS Course Coordinator.

Note: MGT1AIM is a not-for-credit subject you are required to complete online at the commencement of first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

LaTrobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

 

Course structure

First year

Semester 1 BUS1BUF BUS1AFB OPTION OPTION
Business Foundations Accounting and Finance for Business Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)
Semester 2 BUS1BUE STA1CTS OPTION OPTION
Business Economics Critical Thinking with Statistics Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)

*Students will take the following two subjects as their primary major subjects: Foundations of Management (MGT1FOM); Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered (MKT1MDP).

**Students who wish to leave their options as to choice of major open, should they transfer into the Bachelor of Business, must choose from the following elective subjects: Accounting for Management Decisions (ACC1AMD) and either Fundamentals of Finance (FIN1FOF); Climate, Sustainability and Society (ENV1CSS); or Accounting Information and Systems (ACC1AIS).

Second Year

Semester 1 LST2BSL OPTION OPTION OPTION
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)
Semester 2 BUS2SUS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Sustainability Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION OPTION OPTION
Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)
Semester 2 BUS3ENT OPTION OPTION OPTION
Entrepreneurship Primary major core subject* (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps) Second major core or elective subject** (15 cps)

Majors and Minors:

In addition to your primary management and marketing major you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects. The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the University, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required. 

If you commenced a Bachelor of Business in 2016, you will need to complete at least one of the accounting, event management, management and marketing, marketing or sport management majors as set out below.

Majors

Agribusiness Major

First Year
AGR1AAS (S1) Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
MGT1AGM (S2) Agribusiness Management*
Second Year
FIN2ARM Agrifinance and Risk Management* (Not offered in 2017)
ECO2ERE (SUM3) Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics
AGR2LMT  Land Management (Not offered in 2017)
Third Year
MKT3FFM Food and Fibre Marketing* (Not offered in 2017)
AGR3WM T Water Management *(Not offered in 2017)
BUS3ELP (S1 or S2) Experiential Learning Project*

* Note: These subjects will be one week intensives held at a single campus to which students will be expected to travel and stay for a week during mid-semester break.

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Management and Marketing Major

First Year
MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
MGT1FOM (S2) Foundations of Management
Second Year
MGT2OBE (S1) Organisational Behaviour
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
MGT2HRM (S2) Human Resource Management
Third Year
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MGT3SMG (S2) Strategic Management
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Minors

The following minors are available:

Environmental Management Minor

Second Year
ECO2ERE (S2) Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics
LST2EL (S2) Environmental Law
Third Year
LAW3WAT Water Law and Policy* (Not available in 2017)
ECO3CCE (S2) Climate Change Economics and Policy

* Note:  These subjects will are only offered at Bundoora as a summer intensive elective subject.

 

International Commerce Minor

First Year
FIN3IFM (S1) International Financial Management*
Third Year
ACC3IAC (WIN) International Accounting
ACC3IAS  International Accounting Study Program (Not available in 2017)
ECO3ITR (WK 02-08) International Trade*
S2 = Semester 2, SUM 1 = Summer Semester 1, SUM 2 = Summer Semester 2, WK = Weeks

* Note:  These subjects will only offered at Bundoora as summer or winter intensive elective subjects.

International Management Minor

First Year
MGT1IB (SUM2) International Business*
Second Year
MGT2IMG (SUM2) International Management*
Third Year
MGT3LWM (WIN) Leadership: What Matters?*
BUS3BST (WK01-08) Business Study Tour
Or an approved subject relevant to the minor, subject to the minor meeting the required minimum of at least one second year and one third year subject.
S2 = Semester 2, SUM 1 = Summer Semester 1, SUM 2 = Summer Semester 2, WK = Weeks

* Note:  These subjects will are only offered at Bundoora as summer or winter intensive elective subjects.

Management Minor

First Year
MGT1FOM (S2) Foundations of Management
Second Year
MGT2OBE (S1) Organisatonal Behaviour
MGT2HRM (S2) Human Resource Management
Third Year
MGT3SMG (S2) Strategic Management
S1 = Semster 1, S2 = Semester 2

 

Marketing Minor

First Year
MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
Second Year
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
Third Year
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing
S1 = Semster 1, S2 = Semester 2

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see Business Majors or Business Minors

Note: Teaching periods are  provided as a guide only and subject to change. Please refer to Subject Search guide for further details.

Internationalise Your Course

You may internationalise your course by completing:

  • A semester of study, on exchange, at an approved international university; or
  • The Business Study Tour subject (BUS3BST).

Campus information

For course structures unique to the delivery of the Bachelor of Business at our other campuses, please see the below links.

Bachelor of Business (Melbourne) (LBB)

Bachelor of Business (Bendigo) (RBB)

Bachelor of Business (Mildura) (RBBM)

Bachelor of Business (Shepparton) (LMBBP)

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