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).

Career opportunities

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:

  • accounting
  • financial and risk management
  • auditing
  • finance
  • business law
  • public sector accounting
  • taxation.

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.

International students

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.

Course structure

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 1Semester 2
Business Analytics Business Analytics
Accounting and Information Systems Accounting and Information Systems
Accounting for Management DecisionsSecond major core subject or elective subject (15 cps)
Business EconomicsSecond 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.


There are a number of pathway options such as La Trobe Melbourne and Foundation Studies that are designed to give you the best chance of getting into your ideal course.

Check out some of our many other pathway options available.

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