Bachelor of Applied Business - Management Major (ONLINE)

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

Course Overview

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

Minimum timeframe for the bachelor's degree is 36 months and can vary according to absence, advanced standing status, studying full-time versus part-time, availability of subjects and your progress in the course.

Why is this course right for me?
If you are looking to change roles, apply for that promotion or improve your organisation for the future, this business degree with a management major will provide you with a broad foundation of skills to take that next step on your career path.

The Management major focuses on creating a high-performing team within any organisation. Understanding organisational innovation and development as well as successfully managing interpersonal challenges are just some of the skills successful managers must know.

Studying an applied business qualification allows you to take the theory of a subject and apply it to real-world situations. This will increase your commercial awareness and allow you to build practical knowledge that will be essential for your future career goals.

You have the option of studying Business 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.

Core subjects
MGT1FOX - Foundations of Management
This subject provides an introduction to the management of organisations. It provides an understanding of the fundamental concepts and relevant issues relating to the management of firms operating in the modern Australian and global business environment. The relationship between management theory, practice and organisational performance will be explored within the context of both individual effect and organisational outcomes.

BUS1OPX - Office Professional
BUS1BFX - Business Fundamentals
BUS1AFX - Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
MKT1MDX - Marketing: Stand & Deliver
MGT1OBX - Working with Others
CSE1SPX - Sustainability Practices

Elective subjects (choose 1)
BUS2WDX - Manage Diversity
BUS2PMX - Project Management
CSE1ITX - Information Technology Fundamentals
MKT1ADX - Advertising in a Digital Age

 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
MGT2BEX - Business Ethics
In this subject you will be introduced to a number of moral frameworks that you will use to analyse ethical issues for management. You will participate in innovative and challenging learning experiences/processes via the completion of online tasks. You will adopt relevant roles to participate in a high-level, ethics and rights discussion and debate to consider issues relating to organisations, global trade, advertising, the environment, politics, corruption and governance and the person as an individual. Working individually and in teams, within a collaborative learning environment, you will explore and analyse relevant literatures to develop moral reasoning in order to present an ethically based case to their peers and/or external parties.

MGT2HRX - Human Resource Management
BUS1ABX - Analysing Business Data
BUS2BIX - Business Innovation
LST2BSX - Introduction to Business Law & Ethics
BUS1BUX - Investigating Economic Issues
MGT2IMX - Managing Across Borders

Elective subjects (choose 1)
BUS2WDX - Manage Diversity
BUS2PMX - Project Management
MKT2MRX - Market, Audience & Social Research
MKT2BBX - Digital Branding & Retailing
MKT2CBX - Consumer Behaviour

Year 3
Congratulations! This is the final year of your qualification. Your applied bachelor degree greatly improves the opportunities available to you. A qualification of this level greatly enhances your résumé and says a great deal about you. Not only will you be armed 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
MGT3OCX - Organisational Change & Development
This subject introduces you to the various concepts of Organisational Change and Development (OCD). Organisational change and development is concerned with the application of behavioural science knowledge and practice to help achieve greater organisational effectiveness. The focus of this subject is on enhancing the total organisational system within the content of the wider environment in order to enhance the organisation's capacity to achieve its goals. You will develop an understanding of the relevance of theories and principles that underlie the practice of organisational change and development in contemporary organisations.

MGT3SMX - Strategic Management
BUS3DBX - Digital Business
BUS3ENX - Entrepreneurship
MGT3LWX - Leadership

Elective subjects (choose 3)
BUS3SVX - Service Management
BUS3WLX - Work-based learning project
MKT3IMX - International Marketing
MKT3SOX - Social Marketing
MKT3SMX - Strategic Marketing

Course learning outcomes
  • Identify, source and analyse information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Evaluate a range of alternate solutions to business and social challenges and account for potentially competing economic, ethical, social and commercial perspectives in a responsible manner.
  • Devise innovative recommendations to business and social challenges, based on the identification of the elements of a problem and the application and evaluation of problem solving approaches.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of stakeholders, using a variety of modes of communications and appropriate tools.
  • Engage professionally and effectively to the success of a multicultural, team, in a manner which is respectful of the needs, values, personalities and capabilities of others.
  • Utilise digital technologies to identify, source, analyse and communicate information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Meet the disciplinary knowledge and skill requirements for graduates seeking to commence a career in business 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 focus on upskilling, or moving into 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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