Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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First intake of Agribusiness students commence

David Lee October 4, 2017
COURSE BEGINS… Students from across all of La Trobe University’s campuses came together in Shepparton in the first of the intensive block mode subjects as part of the first intake of the new Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) course. Photo: Supplied.

COURSE BEGINS… Students from across all of La Trobe University’s campuses came together in Shepparton in the first of the intensive block mode subjects as part of the first intake of the new Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) course. Photo: Supplied.

THIRTY-ONE students from across all of La Trobe University’s campuses will come together in Shepparton in the first of the intensive bloc mode subjects as part of the first intake of the new Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness).

The regionally delivered and focussed intensive subject delivery is a cornerstone of this degree and is a key point of difference in that it enables the integration of regional agribusiness leaders in the development and delivery of curriculum.

A key focus of the Agribusiness Management subject is the recognition and understanding of the complexities impacting decision-making at points all along the supply chain.

A feature of this subject is a panel discussion between students and leaders of a variety of agribusiness related entities that enables students to reconcile the lessons of the lecture hall with the actual experience of managers in the field.

In addition to the integration of the industry representatives in the delivery of curriculum, students will also be engaging directly with agribusiness managers through site visits to van den Berg Dairy at Katamatite and Plunketts Orchards in Mooroopna. The two businesses are recognised amongst their peers as leading businesses in their field. Additionally, the visits provide the opportunity for students to continue to develop their understanding of the nuances of managing agribusiness entities.