University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: RBBM Mildura

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

2018 Commencement

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.
  • 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 (RBBM - Mildura) 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 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 Mildura

  • 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
  • Management and Marketing Major

 

LBS Minors available in Mildura

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

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 BUS1AFB BUS1BUE Primary Major Core Subject* Primary Major Core Subject*
Accounting and Finance for Business Business Economics (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)
Semester 2 BUS1BUF BUS1BAN Second Major Core or Elective Subject** Second Major Core or Elective Subject**
Business Foundations Business Analytics (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)

(Students are able to choose which Semester wish to take their Primary Major Core Subjects and Second Major Core or Elective Subjects providing they do not exceed 60 Credit points in a Semester)

* 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 Second Major Core or Elective Subject Second Major Core or Elective Subject Second Major Core or Elective Subject
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)
Semester 2 BUS2SUS Primary Major Core Subject Primary Major Core Subject Primary Major Core Subject
Sustainability (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)

(Students are able to choose which Semester wish to take their Primary Major Core Subjects and Second Major Core or Elective Subjects providing they do not exceed 60 Credit points in a Semester)

Third year

Semester 1 BUS3ENT Level 3 Primary Major Core Subject Level 3 Primary Major Core Subjects Level 3 Primary Major Core Subject
Entrepreneurship (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)
Semester 2 Level 3 Second Major Core Subject or Elective Subject Level 3 Second Major Core Subject or Elective Subject Level 3 Second Major Core Subject or Elective Subject Level 3 Second Major Core Subjectsor Elective Subject
(15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points) (15 Credit Points)

(Students are able to choose which Semester wish to take their Level 3 Second Major Core Subjects or Level 3 Second Major Core Subject or Elective Subjects providing they do not exceed 60 Credit points in a Semester)

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.

Agribusiness Major

AGR1IAA   (S1 or S2) Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
MGT1AGM (S1 or S2)  Agribusiness Management*
ECO2ERE (S1 or S2)  Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics
FIN2ARM (S1 or S2)  Agrifinance and Risk Management*
AGR2LMT (S1 or S2)  Land Management
MKT3FFM  (S1 or S2)  Food and Fibre Marketing*
AGR3WM T  (S1 or S2)  Water Management
BUS3ELP (S1 or S2)  Experiential Learning Project
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

* 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.

(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)

Management and Marketing Major

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

 

The following minors are available

Environmental Management Minor

ECO2ERE (S2)  Principles of Environmental and Resource Economics
LST2EL Environmental Law*
LAW3WAT Water Law and Policy*
ECO3CCE (S2) Climate Change Economics and Policy
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, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

(* Not offered in 2017)

International Commerce Minor

ACC3IAC   (SUM & WIN) International Accounting*
FIN3IFM (S1 & SUM) International Financial Management*
ECO3ITR (S2 & SUM) International Trade*
ACC3IAS International Accounting Study Program**
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, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

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

** Note: Not offered in 2017

International Management Minor

MGT1IB (S1 & SUM) International Business*
MGT2IMG (S2 & SUM) International Management*
MGT3LWM (S1 & WIN) Leadership: What Matters?*
BUS3BST (WK 01-08) 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.
S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

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

Management Minor

MGT1FOM  (S2) Foundations of Management
MGT2HRM (S2)  Human Resource Management
MGT2OBE  (S1) Organisational Behaviour
MGT3SMG  (S2) 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, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

Marketing Minor

MKT1MDP (WIN)  Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
MKT2CBE (S2) Consumer Behaviour
MKT3SEM  (S1)  Social Marketing
MKT3SMK  (S1)  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, WIN = Winter Semester , SUM = Summer Semester

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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