Bachelor of Applied Business

La Trobe University
La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree + Undergraduate Unit

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

    Monthly intake dates – enquire now!

  • Career Outcomes

    Office Manager | Office Administrator | Executive Personal Assistant | Entrepreneur | View all

Last modified: 01 Feb 2018

In a Nutshell

The Bachelor of Applied Business, from La Trobe University, provides students with an essential foundation of knowledge and skills, providing a path to a career in business.

Students learn about the structure and operations of organisations, as well as developing key skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, decision-making, leadership and entrepreneurship. You'll cover a diverse range of business-related subjects, including accounting and finance, marketing, management, law, ethics and innovation. 

Whether you're brand-new to the business world, or returning to study to further your business career options, this flexible online course is for you.

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to enter the business world with a Bachelor of Applied Business.

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Completion of Year 12, with a score in English of at least 25; OR
    • An equivalent academic level achievement; OR
    • At least 2 years of work experience, after leaving school; AND
    • All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

    • BUS1BFX - Business Fundamentals
    • BUS1OPX - Office Professional
    • BUS1STX - Sustainability Practices
    • BUS1AFX - Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
    • MKT1MDX - Marketing: Stand and Deliver
    • MGT1FOX - Foundations of Management
    • MGT1OBX - Working With Others
    • BUS1BUX - Investigating Economic Issues
    • BUS1ABX - Analyzing Business Data
    • LST2BSX - Introduction to Business Law & Ethics
    • MGT2BEX - Business Ethics
    • MGT2HRX - Human Resource Management
    • MGT2IMX – Managing Across Borders
    • MKT2BBX - Digital Branding & Retailing
    • MKT2CBX - Consumer Behaviour
    • MKT2MRX - Market, Audience & Social Research
    • BUS2BIX - Business Innovation
    • MGT3OCX - Organisational Change and Development
    • BUS3ENX - Entrepreneurship
    • MGT3LWX - Leadership
    • MGT3SMX - Strategic Management
    • MKT3IMX - International Marketing
    • MKT3SOX - Social Marketing
    • MKT3SMX - Strategic Marketing
    • BUS3DBX - Digital Business
    • CSE1ITX - IT Fundamentals
    • BUS2QCX - Quality Customer Service
    • BUS2WDX - Workplace Diversity
    • BUS2PMX - Project Management
    • MKT1ADX - Advertising in a Digital Age
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  • Why La Trobe University?

    Learn with one of Australia’s pioneers in education, La Trobe University and trust over 50 years of experience! Graduate with a Degree in IT and join over 35,000 students who have been taught by some of the best, or opt to undertake a Degree in Business and gain a variety of new skills that you can apply just about anywhere. Whatever you study, La Trobe are committed to offering students an engaging, flexible and practical learning experience with their 100% online curriculum. This means you can enjoy the ease of studying at a time and place that’s convenient for you. As La Trobe’s motto would say, “whoever seeks shall find”, so discovering a new career can be just a click away.

    Studying with La Trobe means you’ll have access to support staff and academic teams who will not only guide you through your studies, but also help you get job-ready.

    You’ve got the qualification, now what? Their Career Support Centre will help you conquer your career goals and land your dream job... they’ll even help you prepare a standout CV and cover letter!

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Applied Business from La Trobe University.

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses. These roles may be in government, not-for-profit or private sectors, both domestically and internationally.

Wondering where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Manager, Team Leader, Small Business Owner, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur.

  • Office Manager
  • Office Administrator
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Product Manager
  • Administration Manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Program Coordinator
  • Executive Officer
  • Program Consultant
  • New Business Start-Up

Let's Talk Price

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

La Trobe University also offers an upfront payment option.


You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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