Bachelor of Applied Business

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate, Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    3 years full-time

  • Start date:

    Monthly intake dates – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

  • Career Outcomes:

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

Course Rundown

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.


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%.

What You’ll Learn

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

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?

La Trobe online applied degrees provide you with the unique opportunity to achieve up to three qualifications over the duration of your studies. Subject to satisfactorily completing each part of your course, you will be awarded an applied diploma (end year 1), an applied associate degree (end year 2), and a Bachelor of Applied Business from La Trobe University when you successfully complete all three years.

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.

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.