University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: RBB Bendigo

Details
Location Bendigo
Course Coordinator Jeremy Seward
Course Code RBB
Available to International students 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 commence 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 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, 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.
  • An eight-subject disciplinary core provides the disciplinary depth required to practice your chosen discipline.
  • 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 (RBB - Bendigo) 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.

LBS Majors available in Bendigo

  • Accounting Major
  • Agribusiness Major
    * Note: Students will be required to travel to one of the regional campuses for one specialist agribusiness subject in each year.  These subjects will be offered in block mode in semester break periods.
  • Event Management Major
  • Management and Marketing Major
  • Marketing Major
  • Sport Management Major

LBS Minors available in Bendigo

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

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)

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.

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 commence 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.

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 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.

Course Requirements

  • Two not-for-credit online modules: 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.
  • 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 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.

Course Structure

First year

Semester 1 BUS1BUF BUS1AFB

OPITON

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)

*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 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)

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:

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.

 

Accounting Major

Accounting Major

ACC1AMD (S1) Accounting for Management Decisions
ACC1AIS (S2) Accounting and Information Systems
ACC2CAD (S2) Cost Accounting and Decision Making
FIN1FOF (S2) Fundamentals of Finance
ACC2CRE (S1) Corporate Reporting
ACC3MAC (S1) Performance Management and Control
ACC3AFA (S2) Advanced Financial Accounting
ACC3AUD (S1) Auditing and Assurance
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2
Note: Students wishing to complete a major accredited by CPA or CAANZ you will need to complete both LST2BSL and LST2LBA, either as core or elective subjects. If you wish to complete a degree accredited by CAANZ you will also need to complete ACC3TAX as an elective subject.

Agribusiness Major

Agribusiness Major

AGR1AAS (S1) Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
MGT1AGM Agribusiness Management* (Shepparton)
ECO2ERE (S2 or SUM 3) Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics (Online)
AGR2LMT Land Management (Not available in 2017)
FIN2ARM Agrifinance and Risk Management (Not available in 2017)
MKT3FFM Food and Fibre Marketing* (Not available in 2017)
AGR3WMT Water Management (Not available in 2017)
BUS3ELP Experiential Learning Project
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM 3 = Summer Semester 3
* Note: Students will be required to travel to one of the regional campuses for one specialist agribusiness subject in each year.  These subjects will be offered in block mode in semester break periods.

Event Management Major

Event Management Major

THS1THE (S1) Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies
THS1FEM (S2) The Event Experience
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
MGT2SVM (S2) Volunteer Management
THS3EOP (S1) Event Planning
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
THS3SCE (S2) Event Project
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Management and Marketing Major

Management and Marketing Major

MGT1FOM (S2) Foundations of Management
MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
MGT2OBE (S1) Organisational Behaviour
MGT2HRM (S1) Human Resource Management
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MGT3SMG (S1) Strategic Management
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Marketing Major

Marketing Major

MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planed and Delivered
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
MKT2BBM (S2) Brands and Brand Management
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MKT3IMK (S2) International Marketing
MKT3MRE (S1)  Marketing Research
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Sport Management Major

Sport Management Major

MGT1ISM (S1) Sport Management
MGT1SMK (S2) Sport Marketing
MGT2SPF (S1) Sport Policy
MGT2SME (S2) Sport Media
MGT2SDT (S1) Sport Development
MGT3SPR (WK) Sports Practicum (30 cps)
MGT3SGV (S2) Sport Governance and Strategy
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK = Weeks 1-52

Minors

The Following Minors are Available

Environmental Management Minor

ECO2ERE (S2 or SUM 3) Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics (Online)
LST2EL (S2) Environmental Law
ECO3CCE (S2 or WIN) Climate Change Economics and Policy (Online)
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.
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, SUM 3 = Summer Semester 3, WIN = Winter Semester

International Commerce Minor

ACC3IAC (WIN) International Accounting (Online)
FIN3IFM International Financial Management*
ECO3ITR International Trade*
ACC3IAS International Accounting Study Program (Not Offered in 2017)
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.
WIN = Winter Semester
* Note:  These subjects are only offered at Bundoora as summer or winter intensive elective subjects.

International Management Minor

MGT1IB International Business*
MGT2IMG International Management*
MGT3LWM Leadership: What Matters?*
BUS3BST (WK) Business Study Tour (Off Campus)
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.
WK = Weeks 1-8

Management Minor

MGT1FOM (S2) Foundations of Management
MGT2HRM (S1) Human Resource Management
MGT2OBE (S1) Organisational Behaviour
MGT3SMG (S1) Strategic Management
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.
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

Marketing Minor

MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing
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.
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

 

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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