La Trobe University

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Overview

Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.
Agribusiness combines agricultural science with business. You'll learn to help farmers improve their food production sustainably, and get the skills to develop, finance, market and manage agricultural businesses.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged, innovative and work-ready graduates through providing students with opportunities to talk with business and work with business. The Bachelor of Commerce comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

In the agricultural sciences core you'll learn about the relationship between plants, animals, soil and climate. You'll also take on subjects such as plant science, land and soil management, animal physiology, pest control, and groundwater sustainability and contamination. By combining science with business skills, you'll be equipped to help farmers improve their food production and reduce the impact on declining resources.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Special consideration

A study score of 25 in Biology, any Business, Chemistry, English other than EAL, Environmental Science, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in English (EAL) equals 4 aggregate points. Overall maximum of 12 points.

Advanced standing - credit for prior study

Advanced Standing is the recognition of previous study or learning that can be counted towards a qualification. This can reduce the number of subjects required to complete your course. The amount of credit received depends on the level and relevance of your previous tertiary study and the number of subjects completed.

Visit our Advanced standing information to see if advanced standing is available for this course.

Defer

If you wish to delay your studies until a later time, it may be possible for you to defer. Find out if you can defer.

Career outcomes

A key part of this double degree is the 12-week industry placement, which can provide an exposure to agricultural production systems as well as agribusiness supply chains. The placement enables you to target your specific area of interest and this will give you an advantage in applying for jobs in that sector. You'll also have access to world class researchers working in our Centre for AgriBioscience, as well as opportunities for work placements with leading organizations in agricultural research. With this specialized qualification, you could go on to careers across a wide range of areas, from working with communities in Sri Lanka to trading commodities in one of the major cities of the world.

Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Course fees

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Scholarships

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018. How to apply for an undergraduate degree To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe: - ask us a question - chat online - visit our FAQ page - connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.