Course description

The La Trobe University Bachelor of Applied Business will provide you with a broad foundation of skills required for a range of roles in the business world.

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

Three qualifications in one degree

La Trobe University 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 an applied bachelor degree when you complete all three years. Your potential earning capacity increases as you progress through your course.

Year 1

After completing year 1 of your degree, you will be awarded 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 or embrace the option to continue your studies while you work.

Exit with

Diploma of Applied Business

Expected income


Year 2

Successful completion of year 2 will increase your chances of a higher-paying position 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?

Exit with

Associate Degree of Applied Business

Expected income


Year 3

Congratulations! You have completed 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 also show you can stay focused to achieve a goal.

Exit with

Bachelor of Applied Business

Expected income


Course learning outcomes

  • Identify, source and analyze information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a range of stakeholders, using a variety of modes of communications and appropriate tools.
  • Meet the disciplinary knowledge and skill requirements for graduates seeking to commence a career in business.

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

Course costs

Your degree fees are only $10,754 per year if you meet the relevant HECS-HELP residency requirements, and are studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place.

International Course Costs

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated June 17, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
Jan 2020
1 - 3 years
10,754 AUD
per year. International course cost: AUD14,000 per year.
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