Bachelor of Applied Business (ONLINE)

La Trobe University
Course Code:
Qualification Level:
Course Area:
Management and Commerce
Study Mode:
Part Time,Full Time
Victoria (St Kilda)
Course Fee:
$43,500 Per Course
Delivery Mode:
Online Delivery

Course Overview

Your bachelor's degree in business will be awarded to you at the successful completion of year 3 (or part-time equivalent).

Why is this course right for me?
The world of business is so diverse, planning a career path can be tricky. However, many sought-after skills are universal and this allows you to look at a wider range of roles and opportunities.

If you are looking to change careers, move into a new role or start your own enterprise, you’ll find the content of this bachelor of business online course invaluable. Studying an applied business qualification will introduce you to the workings of organisations and their structure, increase your commercial awareness and allow you to build practical knowledge that will be essential for your future career goals.

Choose your course major
You have the option of studying your bachelor of business online with or without a major in either Marketing or Management.

Year 1
After completing year 1 of your degree, you will be awarded with an applied diploma, should you decide to exit your degree at this point. You can add this qualification to your résumé and move forward with your career plans.

Qualification Diploma of Applied Business

Core subjects
BUS1OPX - Office Professional
This subject provides students with the opportunity to develop the essential written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills required by all business professionals. Students consolidate their skills in the basic functions of office software including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint before moving onto the application of manual and automatic advanced features. How to efficiently and professionally plan and produce a range of documents for work and Australian universities is also addressed. With a particular focus on professional practices, this subject is designed to develop research, critical thinking, planning, communication and interpersonal skills, engaging students in thinking about professional practices in business and academic work.

BUS1BFX - Business Fundamentals
BUS1AFX - Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
MKT1MDX - Marketing: Stand & Deliver
MGT1OBX - Working with Others
CSE1SPX - Sustainability Practices

Elective subjects (choose 2)
CSE1ITX - Information Technology Fundamentals
BUS2WDX - Manage Diversity
BUS2PMX - Project Management
MKT1ADX - Advertising in a Digital Age
MGT1FOX - Foundations of Management

Year 2
Successful completion of year 2 will increase your chances of a higher-paying position should you choose to exit your studies with an applied qualification that employers are looking for. However, you are now well over halfway to your applied bachelor degree so why not continue to study while staying employed?

Core subjects
BUS1ABX - Analysing Business Data
In a world where organisations are confronted with a vast amount of information, there is an ever-increasing demand for graduates who can make effective use of data. This subject will help students to become more competent users of information and will develop their understanding of decision-making processes. The subject will assist students to attain an introductory level of statistical literacy as they apply statistical concepts to critical business problems and major social issues.
BUS2BIX - Business Innovation
LST2BSX - Introduction to Business Law & Ethics
BUS1BUX - Investigating Economic Issues
MGT2IMX - Managing Across Borders

Elective subjects (choose 3)
BUS2WDX - Manage Diversity
BUS2PMX - Project Management
MKT2MRX - Market, Audience & Social Research
MKT2BBX - Digital Branding & Retailing
MKT2CBX - Consumer Behaviour
MGT2BEX - Business Ethics
MGT2HRX - Human Resource Management

Year 3
Congratulations! This is the final year of your qualification. Your applied bachelor of business online degree greatly improves the opportunities available to you. A qualification of this level greatly enhances your résumé and says a great deal about you. A bachelor’s degree in business will not only will arm you with the job-ready skills and knowledge that employers are desperate for, but you will also have shown you can stay focused to achieve a goal.

Core subjects
BUS3DBX - Digital Business
In this subject you will develop and enhance your online research and communication skills. In so doing, you will explore the business models of digital disruptors such as eBay, Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, who are using digital business models to disrupt established businesses in telecommunications, transportation, advertising, e-commerce, automotive, insurance, education and many other industries. You will also explore how established businesses are responding with new business models of their own to meet challenges posed by the expanding digital economy. Through this subject you will develop the skills required to design innovative solutions using digital technologies to enhance the ability of businesses and community organisations to achieve strategic goals.
BUS3ENX - Entrepreneurship
MGT3LWX - Leadership

Elective subjects (choose 5)
BUS3SVX - Service Management
BUS3WLX - Work-based learning project
MKT3IMX - International Marketing
MKT3SOX - Social Marketing
MKT3SMX - Strategic Marketing
MGT3OCX - Organisational Change & Development
MGT3SMX - Strategic Management

Equipment required

  • To get the most out of this exciting online experience, we recommend you equip yourself with the right tools for the job before you commence your studies.
  • All study resources (content and assessments) will be provided as part of the course. You will need to supply the following.
  • A good, reliable internet connection
  • Computer capable of running Windows (check with manufacturer if unsure)
  • Webcam
  • Sound capabilities (microphone/speakers)

Please note: should you wish to take electives, BUS2PMX - Project Management or CSE1ITX - Information Technology Fundamentals, and you are studying using an Apple computer, please let us know at the time of your selection.


We firmly believe that learning and wellbeing are linked and that students learn best when their wellbeing is optimised. To this end, our students can enjoy personal and online support for their health and wellbeing.


When you start your course, you will be given an invitation to join a live orientation (video conference) for the first day of your first term. This orientation is designed to answer any questions you have and help you navigate your online Learning Portal.

If you haven’t been formally studying for a while, or you just want a clearer understanding of what’s ahead, we have created an orientation portal to help you become study-ready. Not only does it highlight the features and benefits of studying online, but it’s packed with valuable information to help you succeed in your studies with us.

Student resources

Didasko deliver online learning resources for La Trobe University qualifications. The resources can vary from subject to subject and can include:


Didasko have an award-winning content creation department that produce engaging learning resources.

Live video

Didasko host live lectures such as subject welcomes, assessment overviews and live forums through video conferencing tools.

Recorded video

We record our subject lectures so that they are relevant to an applied learning outcome.

Learning guides

In some cases, learning guides are also available in PDF form and are useful to students who prefer written material.


There are different types of assessments and projects to measure students’ understanding. Some of those types are: essay, multiple-choice questions, oral assessments.


Some of the exams are proctored by the Academic Team via remote desktop sharing.

Entry Requirement

Admission Requirements
Academic Entry Requirements
For admission to any of our online courses, one of the following is required:

  • If you have completed Year 12 in the past 2 years, you will need a 50+ ATAR score with a Units 3 & 4 study score of at least 25 in English, or
  • An equivalent academic level achievement, or At least two years of work experience, after leaving school
  • All students are required to undergo the online Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

Advanced standing
  • Those of you who have studied at tertiary level elsewhere, or who have relevant studies or work experience*, may be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards your online La Trobe University qualification. Each college has specific policies in respect to the number and type of subjects and work experience it is willing to accept for advanced standing (credit) purposes.
  • We will inform you of the process for advanced standing at enrolment. However, if at some later point you believe you are eligible for advanced standing, please advise your Student Experience Team as soon as possible. It is preferable that you have advanced standing approved for a subject prior to starting it. Advanced standing must be approved before going through census for that subject.
For more information about advanced standing, contact us.
*Work experience recognition available to applicants of all La Trobe applied business courses.

Career Opportunities

This course has been designed with a high employability focus in the exciting world of business. Career opportunities include:

  • Administration Manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Executive Personal Assistant
  • New business start-up
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Project Assistant
  • Administration Officer
  • Executive Officer
  • Manager
  • Program Consultant
  • Program Coordinator

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