University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: LBB Melbourne

Course Details
Location Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Bundoora Mildura Shepparton Sydney
Course/Discipline Coordinator Jeremy Seward
Course Code ECBBW RBB LBB RBBM LMBBP LMBBSY
Available to International students Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
CRICOS 19479E
Course duration 3 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (Sydney fast track 2 years)
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.

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.
  • 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.

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 (LBB - Melbourne) 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

BUS1BAN

MKT1MDP

OPTION


Investigating Economic Issues
Analysing Business Data 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 an eight-subject major available from the Business School from the list below:

  • Agribusiness
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Event Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management and Marketing
  • Marketing 
  • Sport Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

Majors may also be taken from other Schools in the University, subject to you having completed any prerequisite subjects required. 

You may choose a four-subject minor available from the Business School from the list below:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Commerce
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

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:

  • The International Business major as a second major to complement your disciplinary major; or
  • Either or both the International Commerce and/or the International Management minors; or
  • International elective subjects such as:  International Accounting (ACC3IAC); International Financial Management (FIN3IFM); International Marketing (MKT3IMK); International Trade (ECO3ITR).
  • A language as a second major; or
  • A semester of study, on exchange, at an approved international university; or
  • International Study Tour subjects such as International Accounting Study Program (ACC3IAS), or Business Study Tour BUS3BST.

Campus information

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

Bachelor of Business (Albury-Wodonga) (ECBBW)

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 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.

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;
  • Master the knowledge and skills required to practice your chosen discipline.

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 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.
  • An eight-subject major chosen by you must be completed as a core requirement of this course, in order to provide you with 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.
  • 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: * 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

For a guide on how to suitably structure this degree and plan your enrolment download a copy of the Course Map.

First year

Semester 1

BUS1BUF

BUS1AFB

OPTION

OPTION

Business Foundations

Accounting and Finance for Business

Primary major Core subject (15 cps)

Second major core subject or other elective subject (15 cps)

Semester 2

BUS1BUE

BUS1BAN

OPTION

OPTION

Business Economics

Business Analytics

Primary major Core subject (15 cps)

Second major core subject or other elective subject (15 cps)

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 subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Semester 2

BUS2SUS

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Sustainability

Primary major Core subject (15 cps)

Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Third year

Semester 1

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Level 3 primary major core subject (15 cps)

Level 3 primary major core subject (15 cps)

Level 3 second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Level 3 second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Semester 2

BUS3ENT

OPTION

OPTION

OPTION

Entrepreneurship

Level 3 primary major core subject (15 cps)

Level 3 second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)

Level 3 second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)


Majors and minors

In order to complete the requirements for this course you must choose an eight-subject major from the list below:

  • Agribusiness
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Event Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Management and Marketing
  • Marketing 
  • Sport Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

You may also 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 there being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required. 

The four-subject minors available within the Business School are listed below:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics
  • Environmental Managment
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Commerce
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Sport Management
  • Event Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality

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:

  • The International Business major as a second major to complement your disciplinary major; or
  • Either or both the International Commerce and/or the International Management minors; or
  • International elective subjects such as:  International Accounting (ACC3IAC); International Financial Management (FIN3IFM); International Management (MGT2IMG); International Marketing (MKT3IMK); International Trade (ECO3ITR).
  • A language as a second major; or
  • A semester of study, on exchange, at an approved international university; or
  • International Study Tour subjects such as International Accounting Study Program (ACC3IAS), or Business Study Tour BUS3BST.

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

Campus information

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

Bachelor of Business (Albury-Wodonga) (ECBBW)

Bachelor of Business (Bendigo) (RBB)

Bachelor of Business (Mildura) (RBBM)

Bachelor of Business (Shepparton) (LMBBP)

Bachelor of Business (Sydney) (LMBBSY)

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