New agribusi­ness de­gree on of­fer at La Trobe

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - NEWS -

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.

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