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With La Trobe’s Bachelor of International Business, you’ll develop your understanding of the critical role of managers in international businesses and the global economy.

Learn from industry leaders and graduate work ready and in high demand with a degree from La Trobe University.

You can tailor this degree to your specific interests, study a second language, study overseas, the choice is yours. You also have the flexibility to shape this degree to your specific interests through up to eight electives from across the University. These electives could include international trade, international financial management, international development, or Asian studies.

You’ll have access to world-class facilities like our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environment, and enjoy the strong industry links La Trobe has built with business partners

Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 200 in the world*, and we rank in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability.**

Career opportunities

La Trobe will help prepare you for a career in large, small and medium businesses, in a range of fields such as:

  • Economics
  • International marketing
  • International trade
  • Investment banking
  • Politics
  • Stockbroking

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations, including:

  • Argent Software
  • Deloitte
  • Dun & Bradstreet Australia
  • EY (Ernest & Young)
  • KMPG
  • PwC

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
** Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015-16.

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Course details for local students

Bachelor of International Business

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne 51.05
Sydney N/A
Duration:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisites:
VCE 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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements:
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus:
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information:
You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Business Economics

Semester 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Ethics
  • Second major core subject or elective*
  • Second major core subject or elective*

* Language electives may be selected from the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish and French. Students wanting to enrol in an elective higher than beginners level will need to seek permission from the relevant language coordinator.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Human Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective

Semester 2

  • International Management
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective

Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Financial Management
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject

Semester 2

  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

In addition to the international business major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects.  The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

Several attractive majors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

  • Financial Management;
  • Marketing;
  • Tourism and Hospitality;
  • Any language;
  • Asian Studies;

Several attractive minors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

  • International Commerce;

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them link to Business majors or Business minors.

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Become an international business leader

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Choose Bachelor of International Business at La Trobe

With La Trobe’s Bachelor of International Business, you will develop your understanding of the critical role of managers in international businesses and the global economy.

Learn from industry leaders  and graduate work ready and in high demand with a degree from La Trobe University .

You can tailor this degree to your specific interests, study a second language, study overseas, the choice is yours. You also have the flexibility to shape this degree to your specific interests through up to eight electives from across the University. These electives could include international trade, international financial management, international development, or Asian studies.

You will have access to world-class facilities like our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environment, and enjoy the strong industry links  La Trobe has built with business partners to enhance your practical skills.

Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 200 in the world*, and we rank in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability.**

Career opportunities

La Trobe will help prepare you for a career in large, small and medium businesses, in a range of fields such as:

  • economics
  • international marketing
  • international trade
  • investment banking
  • politics
  • stockbroking.

Our graduates have gone on to work in a variety of organisations, including:

  • Argent Software
  • Deloitte
  • Dun & Bradstreet Australia
  • EY (Ernest & Young)
  • KMPG
  • PwC.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.
** Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015-16.

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of International Business (042564E)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount ($A):
29 200
Campus:
Melbourne; Sydney
Duration:
3 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher; or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements:
LTM Foundation Studies - 60 Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.1, Sydney: N/A International Baccalaureate - 24 GCE A Levels - 7 HKDSE - 2 x Level 4 Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC STPM - 8 Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5 Sweden Slutbetyg - G All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60 Vietnam (Year 12) - 8 Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5 GAC Cert. IV - GPA - 2.6 GAOKAO - see: the website If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
See Student Handbook for more details:

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Business Economics

Semester 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Business Ethics
  • Second major core subject or elective*
  • Second major core subject or elective*

* Language electives may be selected from the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Spanish and French. Students wanting to enrol in an elective higher than beginners level will need to seek permission from the relevant language coordinator.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Human Resource Management
  • Sustainability
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective

Semester 2

  • International Management
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective
  • Second major core subject or elective

Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Financial Management
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject

Semester 2

  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship

This sample course structure is only indicative. For an up to date version please consult the Handbook.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

In addition to the international business major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects.  The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

Several attractive majors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

  • Financial Management;
  • Marketing;
  • Tourism and Hospitality;
  • Any language;
  • Asian Studies;

Several attractive minors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

  • International Commerce;

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them link to Business majors or Business minors.

Contact us