University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: SZSBB

Course details
Location Bendigo
Course code SZSBB
Mid year intake available Yes (students can commence in either semester without a change in the course structure)
Course coordinator Dr Sabine Wilkens
Available to international students No
Course duration 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 480 credit points
Exchange opportunity Yes
Leave of absence available Yes, for a maximum of 12 months
Study plan guide To assist with planning your enrolment, you can download the course structure PDF here
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
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Course description

Bring together your interested in science and business in this double degree at La Trobe University's Bendigo campus. The combination of business subjects with science opens up your career opportunities, particularly in the field of management in the science sector.

Along with standard business subjects in accounting, business practice, business law and economics, you'll follow your science interests through one of four science majors (Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physics). You'll develop your critical thinking and capacity for analysis, as well as concrete knowledge of your field of study, and gain greater understanding of how business and science interact.

With your combination of business skills, scientific grounding and a global perspective, you'll graduate with in-demand skills. Employment options include working in management or business analysis at a hospital, medical centre, pharmaceutical company or research facility. You could also work as an economic or marketing advisor to a medical body in the government or private sector or in consultancy.

The course comprises 32 subjects in total and contains the required components of each degree within the structure of the course with each component requiring 16 subjects. For the sequence of subjects that comprise the major in science and business, please refer to the individual handbook entries - Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business.

Student exchange & overseas short programs

Student exchange and overseas short programs offer a unique opportunity for a meaningful learning and educational experience abroad.  La Trobe University encourages all students to make the world their campus by participating in an exchange or overseas short program that fits within your degree structure.  Student exchange and overseas short programs may also be eligible for a mobility grant.

Essentials subjects

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. Essentials 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 search by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects can be found on the Essentials webpage.

Course intended learning outcomes

The course intended learning outcomes for these degrees can be viewed through the individual handbook pages Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business.

Course structure

This double degree is a four-year full-time or equivalent part-time duration course and requires the completion of 480 credit points overall. You may complete this double degree in three and a half years as part of an accelerated study program.

First year

First year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Academic Integrity Module (online)* LTU0AIM 0
TE-SEM-1 Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education (online) ** ABS0WOM 0
TE-SEM-1 Accounting and Finance for Business BUS1AFB 15
TE-SEM-1 Business Foundations BUS1BUF 15
TE-SEM-2 Climate, Sustainability and Society ENV1CSS 15
TE-SEM-2 Business Economics BUS1BUE 15
TE-SEM-2 Business Analytics BUS1BAN 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Two first-year level science subjects in keeping with your chosen major   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 One first-year level business subject in keeping with your chosen major   15

Key * LTU0AIM (Academic Integrity Module) 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 students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year

Second year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 Introduction to Business Law LST2BSL 15
TE-SEM-2 Sustainability BUS2SUS 15
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Second-year level science subjects, a minimum of 30 credit points must be chosen from your selected major   60
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Business subjects in keeping with your chosen major   30

Third year

Third year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Third-year level science subjects, a minimum of 45 credit points must be chosen from your selected major   75
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Business subjects, a minimum of 45 credit points must be chosen from your selected major   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Business elective   15

Fourth year

Fourth year (120 credit points)
Teaching period Subject Title Subject code Credit points
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Science subjects   60
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Third-year level business subjects for chosen major   30
TE-SEM-1 or TE-SEM-2 Third-year level business capstone subject for chosen major   15
TE-SEM-2 Entrepreneurship BUS3ENT 15

Please note: Some of these subjects may not be offered in the current year. For a full description of subjects, including the subject name, subject code, credit points, campus/location, teaching period and availability, subject coordinator, class requirements, assessment, prerequisites and readings, please click on the appropriate subject code.

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