Bachelor of Finance

Choose Finance at La Trobe

La Trobe is featured in the world’s top 200 on the 2016 QS subject rankings list for accounting and finance subjects.

La Trobe 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) 2015-16).

  • The first university in Australia to employ and integrate Professors of Practice into its teaching staff.
  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in operating an international business by going on an international study tour. Specifically designed for business students, the tour will count as credit towards your degree.
  • Located within our Melbourne Campus, our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building (scheduled for completion in 2017) offers a purpose-built learning environment that will provide a bold corporate identity to the La Trobe Business School.
  • We're partnered with CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and the following leading organisations:
    • SAS
    • SAP
    • Microsoft
    • 3M
    • CPA Australia
    • Drake
    • Oxford University Press
    • RACV
    • Rio Tinto
    • Siemens
    • VDO Automotive
    • Westpac

Career opportunities in finance

Build a career in the finance industry and work for organisations such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, PwC and Ernest & Young. This course equips you with skills in a range of business disciplines, with a particular focus on finance, so you could find opportunities in:

  • banking
  • stockbroking
  • insurance
  • financial planning
  • financial consulting
  • risk management
  • economics
  • international business.

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Finance will give you a comprehensive understanding of the major areas of finance including:

  • corporate and international finance
  • investment valuation
  • portfolio management
  • risk management
  • quantitative analysis.

You can also choose to specialise, with a range of electives on offer such as:

  • Financial and Estate Planning
  • Derivative Securities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Security Valuation.


Students from Australia and New Zealand

2017 indicative: AUD$10,596 per 120 credit points (based on typical first year fees with a deferred HECS-HELP loan). Find out more.

International students

2017 indicative: AUD$27,500 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

Your subjects are designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the major areas of finance including corporate and international finance, investment valuation, portfolio management and risk management. You'll also develop an awareness of the principles of sustainability and entrepreneurship.

As you progress into second and third years, you can complete specialised financial electives such as financial and estate planning, derivative securities, mergers and acquisition and security valuation.

You'll also have the chance to take a study tour or internship elective, or to complete your 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.

For information regarding course accreditation, registration or memberships, please refer to the course details.

First year subjects

Semester 1Semester 2
Business FoundationsBusiness Analytics
Accounting and Finance for BusinessIntroduction to Business Law and Ethics
Business EconomicsFundamentals of Finance
Second major core subject or elective subject (15cps)Second major core subject or elective subject (15cps)

For full subject details and majors available, see the handbook.

Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

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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