Business and economics

The ASSC outreach program aims to deliver a suite of activities that increase student capabilities, build self-confidence and raise awareness of career opportunities upon completion of a university degree.

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Middle school students

For students in the middle years, activities aim to:

  • Foster a sense of excitement and interest in ASSC-related disciplines
  • Extend skills and knowledge
  • Support and enrich school curriculum
  • Highlight career opportunities post university study
  • Utilise the University’s expertise and resources

Dare to Dream – The Enterprising Spirit

Curriculum: Year 9 & 10 Humanities students

Dates: 2018 dates to be announced

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne, Shepparton

Audience: Melbourne metropolitan and regional secondary schools

Hosted by La Trobe University and Project Gen Z, this workshop aims to educate, inspire and motivate young people to dream big.

During the day, students learn from some of Australia’s top young entrepreneurs who provide insights into the world of work and employability skills. Practical activities reinforce these.

In the afternoon, students are given a real life business challenge, work in teams to plan a creative marketing campaign and then pitch their ideas in front of Project Gen Z and La Trobe judges.

VCE students

For students in the senior years, activities:

  • Build proficiency, knowledge and skills
  • Extend capabilities in order to raise attainment and build self confidence
  • Link to VCE Study Designs
  • Raise awareness of higher education courses and career opportunities

VCE business forum

Curriculum: Year 11 Business Management

Dates: Wednesday 21 February and Friday 23 February - Melbourne. Regional dates TBC

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) and regional (TBC) campus

Audience: Melbourne metropolitan and regional secondary schools

The VCE Business Forum is a whole day event that introduces commencing Business Management students to key aspects of Year 11 curriculum. Keynote speakers inspire students to be business innovators. Industry and academic experts lead activity-based workshops in VCE Unit 1 topics and offer students professional insight, tips and skill–based activities.

Melbourne Forum, 2018

Keynote speaker: David Williamson, CEO, Melbourne Innovation Centre

Workshops and leaders:

  1. Business Concept Development and Structure: Dr Angela McCabe, Lecturer – Management, La Trobe Business School
  2. External Environment: Saeideh Saedi Khosroshahi, Lecturer – Economics and PhD student, La Trobe Business School
  3. Finance Trading Room: Greg Jamieson, Head of Economics and Finance and Senior Lecturer, La Trobe Business School
  4. Marketing Analysis and Competition, Dr Marthin Nanere, Undergraduate Marketing Course Coordinator and Senior Lecturer – Marketing, La Trobe Business School

VCE business plan competition

Curriculum: Year 11 Business Management

Dates: July

Location: Melbourne (Bundoora) and regional (TBC) campus

Audience: Melbourne metropolitan and regional secondary schools

La Trobe Business School invites VCE students to enter their business plan and pitch an original idea to industry and business experts. The competition runs in terms two and three, is open to year 11 VCE business management (or NSW equivalent) students and offers entrants the opportunity to highlight their ideas and win exciting prizes.

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For enquiries please contact ASSC outreach (+61 03 9479 1197 ) or make a booking