La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
3 years
Fees and costs
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Demand for agribusiness professionals is growing, and you can start your career as a graduate participating in today's diverse and globally integrated agribusiness sectors, from farm to multinational companies.

This course offers you the opportunity to complete a major in Agribusiness alongside a disciplinary major in Management & Marketing or Accounting. Providing you with a solid understanding of business, economic and financial concepts for agricultural and associated businesses you will be ready and able to address the real issues facing agriculture and business within a changing international environment.

A feature of the course is a series of three agribusiness subjects each delivered at different regional campuses, providing you with a unique insight into different agribusinesses in different regions of Victoria. The course has a work integrated learning subject which will provide you with the opportunity to complete an agribusiness industry based work placement, where you will apply and demonstrate the skills you have acquired through the course.

In effect the course takes you on a state wide tour of regional Victoria agribusinesses industries and communities, where you will meet, talk and work with local agribusiness and community leaders.

Graduates are in high demand by industry businesses and government agencies: in agribusiness management, sales and marketing, export, commodity trading, supply chain, manufacturing and other diverse roles.

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

Entry requirements


VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.

Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements

Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process. E.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.

Career outcomes

You will graduate with practical skills in both business and agri-science, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex agribusiness environments and how they are managed. Skills in both business and agri-science will allow you to work throughout the industry supply chain in multiple roles and multi-skilled professionals are increasingly in demand.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) may apply for membership with the Agribusiness Association of Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.


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 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.

How to apply for an undergraduate degree

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Additional information

One of the Life Science subjects will be delivered face-to-face at each regional campus. Three others will be delivered at a single regional campus each in blended block mode. The remaining subjects are either WIL or online subjects. A core requirement of the course is to complete an agribusiness work placement subject.

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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: