Exclusive business degree for Bendigo

In 2013 La Trobe Business School at Bendigo will be offering a new degree exclusive to the Bendigo campus and will introduce a degree that has previously been offered only at the University’s Melbourne campus.

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The new Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management) degree is one of the few of its kind in Australia, while the Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing) will now be available at the Bendigo campus as well as in Melbourne.

‘Essentially these two degrees are being introduced in response to demand from the community. These offerings demonstrate La Trobe’s support of and commitment to regional Victoria’ said Executive Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Richard Speed.

The Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management) degree is designed specifically for regional communities and combines sport with business and community development.

Students will be able to specialise in the areas of health, physical and outdoor education or management. Students can undertake an industry placement at the end of their degree, which will enable them to consolidate their learning and provide valuable real life experience. 

‘Other work placement subjects in our courses, such as the Bachelor of Business, have resulted in exceptional outcomes with businesses initiating internships, offering students jobs or giving them solid references and experiences.

‘Such experiences have enabled our students to seek gainful employment and become successful in that endeavour. We expect similar opportunities and results for our students in relation to the Sport Development degree’ said Professor Speed.
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Senior Development Officer at the Bendigo Campus, Helen Nuttall agrees.

‘With the event management and marketing degree students can undertake a work placement. However as a part of the degree, they are required to plan, stage and evaluate a real event.

‘Like the work placement subject, this gives students practical skills that enriches their study experience and helps them in archiving their goal of getting a job in a related industry’ said Ms Nuttall.

‘Neither of the new courses is listed in the 2013 VTAC guide, so those who are interested will be able to apply directly to the University’ said Ms Nuttall.

‘The new degrees are an exciting opportunity for students finishing Year 12, mature-age applicants or those interested in returning to study as they provide additional options to consider in the region. We’re predicting both degrees will be very popular’.

For further information on these degrees, please visit the La Trobe website or contact Helen Nuttall directly on 5444 7711.

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Zerin Knight
T: 5444 7375 M: 0428 463 161 E: z.knight@latrobe.edu.au