Bachelor of International Business

Choose international business 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).

  • Prepare for a career in international business through studies in international relations, international human resource management and international marketing.
  • Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
  • The opportunity to complete a semester studying overseas

Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree are prepared for careers in the management of large, medium and small businesses, in government, private and not-for-profit sectors, both domestically and internationally.

What you'll learn

This course is structured to allow you to major in international business and complete a semester studying overseas if you choose. You can also complete a second major in a language or in another field, such as international development.

Your business studies will cover:

  • accounting
  • finance
  • economics
  • human resource management
  • marketing.

You'll approach these subjects from a global perspective, looking at the social, cultural and institutional influences on international business. For example, you'll examine the way the global economy interacts with international politics, along with the role of multilateral treaties and institutions such as the United Nations system.


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$26,500 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

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.

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 BusinessBusiness Ethics
Introduction to International BusinessSecond major core subject or elective
Business EconomicsSecond major core subject or elective

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.

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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