Bachelor of Accounting
Choose Accounting at La Trobe
Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 200 in the world (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016).
La Trobe also ranks in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability (Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA): National Report 2015-16).
- Graduates have found work in the big four accounting firms, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Ernst & Young.
- Experienced Professors of Practice in accounting and taxation provide an industry relevant learning experience.
- Scholarships available for international internships and work placements.
- Students get practical work experience though the established Work Integrated Learning program
- International Study Programs offer exposure to key international accounting and business organisations – in the past these have included the Australian Embassy (Austrade in Paris), Deloitte (Zurich), and HSBC (London).
Enhance your career opportunities by completing a major or minor/s in other study areas such as financial planning, international management, or forensic accounting.
This course will prepare you for roles in:
- financial and risk management
- business law
- public sector accounting
What you'll learn
You'll develop a sound understanding of accounting principles and learn how to tackle sustainability, environmental and social problems using financial and non-financial tools. You'll be equipped to communicate professionally with a range of audiences, and develop your business skills along with an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy issues.
Students from Australia and New Zealand
2017 indicative: AUD$10,596 per year (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.
2017 indicative: AUD$27,000 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.
International living expenses
Other than tuition fees, you should consider living and accommodation costs when planning your budget.
In first year you'll be introduced to business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, sustainability, entrepreneurship, and statistics, and start your in-depth studies of contemporary issues in accounting.
In addition to completing an eight-subject major in accounting, you can also complete a second major from areas within the Business School, two minors, or up to eight elective subjects. For example, you might choose to complete a second major in financial planning or management, or minor in forensic accounting or corporate finance.
Your elective choices can include study tours, internships and placements, or a languages, and you have the option to apply for Study Abroad and complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
First year subjects
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Business Analytics||Business Analytics|
|Accounting and Information Systems||Accounting and Information Systems|
|Accounting for Management Decisions||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)|
|Business Economics||Second major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)|
Please note: these are the first year subjects for study at our Melbourne Campus.
For full subject details and majors available at your campus, see the handbook entry for:
For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.
How to apply
Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.
Find out about how to apply as an international student.
Check out some of our many other pathway options available.