Associate Degree of Applied Business (Management Major)

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate, Associate Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

  • Course fee:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

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

Course Rundown

With an Associate Degree of Applied Business (Management Major) from La Trobe University, the business world is your oyster.

Throughout this applied business course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge you need to manage and lead teams within the business environment. You’ll learn the things all management professionals need to know: how to create a high-performing team, successfully manage interpersonal challenges, and facilitate innovation and development within your organisation.

And the best news is that it will only take you two years of full-time study! La Trobe’s nested degree options give you the opportunity to enrol in a Bachelor degree (such as the Bachelor of Applied Business (Management Major)), but exit after one or two years with an alternative qualification. In this case, you’ll complete two years of study and graduate with an Associate Degree of Applied Business (Management Major), which opens up a whole world of career opportunities.

Why not get started today?


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
  • Two years of work experience after leaving school; AND
  • All students are required to undergo the online Didasko Pre-enrolment Assessment and achieve a pass mark of 60%.

What You’ll Learn

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

  • Office Professional
  • Sustainability Practices
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Accounting and Finance Fundamentals
  • Marketing: Stand and Deliver
  • Working With Others
  • Foundations of Management
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Quality Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Advertising in a Digital Age
  • Workplace Diversity
  • Analysing Business Data
  • Business Innovation
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Managing Across Borders
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Market, Audience and Social Research
  • Digital Branding and Retailing
  • Consumer Behaviour

Why study with La Trobe University?

Learn with one of Australia’s pioneers in education, La Trobe University and trust over 50 years of experience!

Graduate with an applied degree in IT and join over 35,000 students who have been taught by some of the best, or opt to undertake an applied 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.

Student Support

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 It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an Associate Degree of Applied Business (Management Major) from La Trobe University.

Students are able to exit the Bachelor of Applied Business (Management Major) after successfully completing two years of study in order to obtain the Associate Degree. Graduates are then able to pursue a range of business management roles with an expected income of $60K–$80K.

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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.

HECS-HELP 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.