Bachelor of Commerce

La Trobe University

La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives students the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major plus the chance to talk and work with business professionals while studying. Students can choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. La Trobe's Professional Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Through these experiences, students will discuss current issues in business and see how studies apply in a professional working environment. In first year, along with foundational business subjects, students work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year, students work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This refines research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills. In third year, students further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which the student's team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan. At the same time, students can complete a second major from across the University. There is also the option to choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major. Students may apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through La Trobe's Hallmark Scholars Program.

Course Fee:

International: $98,400

Entry Requirements:

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 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.


Students must complete 360 credit points. No more than 150 credit points may be taken in first year, and at least 120 credit points must be taken in third year. Students choose at least one major from either accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing. They may also choose to complete either a second major, or one or two minors. Students must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Management; Marketing.


The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne 65.2 No Full time 3 years
Melbourne 65.2 No Part time 6 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.

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