New agribusiness degree on offer at La Trobe
A NEW agri-business bachelor degree is running for the first time at La Trobe University.
Run out of the its AlburyWodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton and Melbourne campuses, the Bachelor of Business (agri-business) has been developed by La Trobe University and already has almost 40 students.
Topics covered in the course include food and fibre marketing, agribusiness management, agri-finance and risk management, entrepreneurship, environmental and resource economics and an introduction to animal and agricultural sciences.
Students will travel to all four of La Trobe’s regional campuses throughout the degree to study different components of the agribusiness program - and see first-hand how agricultural industries are operating in different regions.
A second major feature of the course is its work integrated learning (WIL) subject, which provides the opportunity to complete an agri-business industry based placement.
The three-year degree will provide students with a major in agri-business, with the option of taking on a second major.
Graduates may also be eligible for membership in the Agribusiness Association of Australia.