University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Business

Course code/s: LMBBP Shepparton

 

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

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.

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:

  • 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, researching, analysing and resolving global, sustainability and entrepreneurial challenges typical of those facing business today.
  • A major in Management and Marketing provides an eight-subject disciplinary core, which develops 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: 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.

La Trobe Essentials

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 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 subjects (15 cps)
Semester 2 BUS2SUS OPTION OPTION OPTION
Sustainability Primary major Core subject (15 cps) Second major core subject or elective subjects (15 cps) Second major core subject or elective subjects (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

Management and Marketing

Major Subjects
Year 1
MGT1FOM (S2) Foundations of Management
MKT1MDP (S1) Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered
Year 2
MGT2OBE (S1) Organisational Behaviour*
MGT2HRM (S1) Human Resource Management
MKT2CBE (S1) Consumer Behaviour*
Year 3
MKT3SEM (S1) Social Marketing
MKT3SMK (S2) Strategic Marketing
MGT3SMG (S2) Strategic Management*

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

*These subjects are offered in alternating years and will be next offered in 2018

Agribusiness

Major Subjects
Year 1
AGR1AAS (S1) Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
MGT1AGM (S2) Agribusiness Management
Year 2
ECO2ERE (S1) Environmental and Resource Economics
AGR2LMT Land Management (Not offered in 2017)
FIN2ARM Agrifinance and Risk Management (Not offered in 2017)
Year 3
AGR3WMT  Water Management (Not offered in 2017)
MKT3FFM Food and Fibre Marketing (Not offered in 2017)
BUS3ELP (S2) Experiential Learning Project

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2

(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.)

In addition to your primary 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.

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).

Campus Information

For course structures unique to the delivery of the Bachelor of Business on the regional campuses, please follow the below links.

Bachelor of Business (Albury-Wodonga) (ECBBW)

Bachelor of Business (Bendigo) (RBB)

Bachelor of Business (Mildura) (RBBM)

Bachelor of Business (Melbourne) (LBB)

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