Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

This new double degree aims to develop graduates to work in a business, community, commerce or government setting where skills of critical analysis, problem solving and communication highly valued, alongside a solid grounding in business disciplines. Students will combine understandings of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, with their well-developed humanities research and communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside business professionals. Students will learn about new technology and innovative sustainability practices. Students will graduate with highly sought after skill sets, and will complete an Arts Major and will also have the flexibility to choose from a range of Business subjects. Students will choose from Majors in English, History or Sociology at all regional campuses, in addition to Human Geography and Indonesian Language and Culture at the Bendigo campus.

Course Fee:

International: $126,400

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.


In first year semester 1 students will study their core business subjects. In semester 2 students will split their study between two core subjects, before picking from an Arts elective and a subject related to their Arts Major. In second year students will split their first semester between two core business subjects, an arts elective and another subject related to their Arts major. In semester two they will study another arts major subject, alongside three more business core subjects. In third year students are given more freedom to select their subjects, picking electives from respectively the business, Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences for both semesters 1 and 2. While in fourth year students study subjects related to their arts majors, several business subjects and undertake a work placement programme in semester 2.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business; arts; communication; critical enquiry

Further information:

Mid-year entry may be available. Some subjects may be offered in block mode or during summer or winter study periods. Students can study this course through La Trobe's Regional Reward. Learn more. For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact us on 1300 135 045

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Full time 4 years
Shepparton No info Yes Part time 8 years
Mildura No info Yes Full time 4 years
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 4 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Part time 8 years
Shepparton No info Yes Full time 4 years
Mildura No info Yes Part time 8 years
Bendigo No info Yes Part time 8 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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