Finance

FinanceWhy study Finance?

Our staff have extensive financial sector experience and will give you a thorough grasp of the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking required to pursue a career in finance or investment.

Using real case studies, you will learn about financial market operations and the economic and financial theory behind corporate, international and personal finance. Learn specialist modelling, spreadsheeting and the skills needed for stockbroking, analysis and financial planning.

Measure and assess risk and return, develop evidence-based investment recommendations, value financial securities, evaluate financial data and analyse ethical issues.

Study fund management and performance evaluation, major project modelling and evaluation, and currency trading applications.

Develop your analytical thinking skills and work with real-world case studies and problems.

Our Bachelor of Finance offers four areas of focus: corporate finance, international finance, investment and portfolio management, and risk management.

The Top 200 QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013 has placed Finance highest among La Trobe Business School's subjects, featuring within the 101-150 range.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for careers in mergers and acquisitions, foreign exchange, securities and loans, money marketing, financial forecasting, dealing in bonds, stocks and the money market, and selling financial products.

Visit our Career Development Centre website and start planning your career.

Courses

Local students

2014 - mid-year entry

Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.2
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to do complementary studies in accounting and finance. The accounting component offers subjects from career-specific areas, including accounting, auditing, business law and taxation while attaining professional accreditation as an accountant. The finance component is specifically designed to meet academic and vocational requirements for a career in the finance industry.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
An appropriate choice of subjects within the Bachelor of Finance can lead to professional accreditation with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in English other than ESL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
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 to be considered during the selection process. This includes details of work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application.

Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice
Middle band
Completion of Economics facilitates 1 additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered, along with SEAS criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Accounting/FinanceMelbourne

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Duration :
3 years full time or part time equivilent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.25
Year
2014
Course description
This accredited degree provides the foundation knowledge and skills for a career in accounting and finance. The course aims to prepare you to practice both finance and accounting and is accredited by both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Professional recognition
Graduates who successfully complete the appropriate subjects will be eligible for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any). Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
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 History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Some Non-Year 12 applicants and all applicants applying for Mature-Age Special Entry must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Re-ranking based on completing economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Consideration will be given to performance in prerequisite studies, business studies (any) and to SEAS applicants.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Business (Financial Services)

Duration :
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This course will introduce you to the financial services industry, providing a broad set of skills, abilities and technical knowledge. You'll sample a wide range of financial disciplines such as wealth management, investments, financial risk management, banking, international banking and finance, and corporate finance.

The course consists of a general business core, along with subjects across a broad range of financial services discipline areas leading to possible careers in corporate finance, banking, financial planning, superannuation, funds management and stockbroking. You'll gain the theory and practical knowledge base required of a professional within financial services, and develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any
business professional.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
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 History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Some Non-Year 12 applicants and all applicants applying for Mature-Age Special Entry must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of business management, accounting and/or economics gives you 1 additional aggregate point per study to a maximum of 2 points. Consideration will be given to performance in prerequisite studies, business studies (any) and to SEAS applicants.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Business (Financial Services)Melbourne

Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This course will prepare you for a dynamic career in the fast-paced world of finance. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of all areas of finance, and youll develop a thorough grasp of issues faced when working for a finance-related organisation, such as a listed trading bank, stockbroking firm, insurance or financial planning company, financial consulting organisation or the Reserve Bank of Australia.

In this course, you'll study corporate and international finance, investment and portfolio management, and risk management. The course also covers financial and estate planning, derivative securities, mergers and acquisitions, and security and firm valuation.
Professional recognition
The appropriate choice of subjects can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: English (any) and mathematics (any) with a study score of at least 20 in each. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Access Schemes.
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 History 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.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Finance Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This five-year combined degree provides an accredited professional qualification in law, as well as a degree in finance, giving you the skills to pursue lucrative opportunities where these areas intersect. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects for admission to practise law in Victoria, as well as and specialised finance subjects such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

In the finance component, you'll study four major areas: corporate finance, international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management, giving you a strong grounding in financial skills and knowledge.
See individual course entries for further details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English, and at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
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 History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores achieved in prerequisite studies, Business (any), and Humanities (any).
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Finance Melbourne

2015

Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.2
Year
2015
Course description
Gain the professional accreditation you need to practise in both accounting and financial services. The accounting component offers subjects from areas including accounting, auditing, business law and taxation. The finance component is designed to meet academic and vocational requirements for a career in the finance industry.
Career opportunities
You'll find opportunities in finance and business. Our graduates typically work in banking, accounting, management, finance and insurance.
Professional recognition
Completing the appropriate subjects qualifies you for membership of professional bodies including CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Comparable qualifications may be considered.
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 involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of Economics facilitates 1 additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered, along with SEAS criteria.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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0Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combine studies from the humanities, social sciences and economics to tailor a course that suits your interests and career goals. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to analyse core areas of economics, and to develop critical thinking skills that will help you explore their impact on particular areas and issues within contemporary society.
Professional recognition
Graduates may satisfy the educational requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English ( EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
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 GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, along with Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts/Economics Melbourne

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Duration :
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 55.25
Year
2015
Course description
Prepare yourself to practise both finance and accounting, and gain accreditation by both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates with a broad combination of accounting and finance skills are highly sought after by employers.
Career opportunities
This course will provide you with the core skills to build a successful career within the professional accounting, corporate, banking and finance sectors.
Professional recognition
Graduates who successfully complete the appropriate subjects will be eligible for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English and a study score of at least 20 in mathematics (any). Comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
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.
Middle band
Re-ranking based on completing economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Consideration will be given to performance in prerequisite studies, business studies (any) and to SEAS applicants.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.
You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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1Melbourne

Bachelor of Business (Financial Services)

Duration :
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Kick-start your career in financial services and gain a broad set of skills, abilities and technical knowledge. In addition to undertaking a general business core, you'll study a wide range of financial disciplines such as wealth management, investments, risk management, banking, international banking and finance, corporate finance, estate planning, investment and portfolio management, financial analysis and taxation.
Career opportunities
As a La Trobe graduate, your advanced analytical skills will provide opportunities for roles in the banking, investment, financial planning and financial services industry. You'll gain great exposure to a broad range of financial service areas that can either lead to further study in a financial specialisation or provide entry to a diverse range of employment opportunities.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
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.
Middle band
Completion of business management, accounting and/or economics gives you 1 additional aggregate point per study to a maximum of 2 points. Consideration will be given to performance in prerequisite studies, business studies (any) and to SEAS applicants.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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2Melbourne

Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.15
Year
2015
Course description
Economics is the study of choice, and economists are highly sought after in the public and private sectors. This course aims to give you the tools you need to analyse and solve business problems, as well as skills in quantitative analysis and logical thoughts. It covers microeconomics (the study of households, firms and markets), macroeconomics (the study of growth, unemployment and inflation) and economic history, as well as the application of economics to policy issues.
Professional recognition
The appropriate choice of subjects can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
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 involve ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Economics Melbourne

Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70
Year
2015
Course description
Prepare for a dynamic career in the fast-paced world of finance. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of all areas of finance and allows you to develop a thorough grasp of issues faced when working for a finance-related organisation. These include listed trading banks, stockbroking firms, insurance or financial planning companies, financial consulting organisations or the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Career opportunities
Find diverse roles in corporate finance, in areas such as mergers and acquisitions, foreign exchange, securities portfolios, syndicated loans, and money marketing operations. Typical roles include analyst (e.g. forecasting financial markets, pricing financial products and developing trading strategies) and dealer (in foreign exchange, bond, stock and money markets). You might also work in sales positions, marketing financial products.
Professional recognition
The appropriate choice of subjects can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
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.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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3Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.9
Year
2015
Course description
Combine an accredited professional qualification in law with a degree in business. You will complete all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practice in Victoria as well as subjects complementary to business such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law.

The business component offers more than ten majors including management, human resources, international and sport management, marketing and management information systems. For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and < http://www.latrobe.edu.au/courses/business"> Bachelor of Business course sites.

Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).

Graduates with a marketing major are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society. Graduates with a human resource management major are eligible for admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Non year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reason for applying.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two years of full-time study where they complete the remainder of their course but can elect to complete some of their later year law subjects in Bendigo through blended learning/video conferencing.. Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School. It is possible to apply for transfer into a different double degree program at the Melbourne campus such as Law/Accounting or Law/Finance.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
A professional qualification in law coupled with a degree in finance enables you to launch into a fast-paced and exciting career. You will complete all the compulsory law subjects required to practice in Victoria, and cover core finance areas such as corporate and international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management.

For more information on both degrees, visit the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Finance course sites.

Career opportunities
A double degree enhances your career options. Graduates in the disciplines of law and finance are highly sought after by employers and are well-placed to explore a range of legal and commercial opportunities. These include positions in the legal profession (either in commercial law firms or as corporate counsel) or in the banking and finance industries (including market analysis, corporate finance, foreign exchange, securities portfolios, futures and options trading, financial planning, stockbroking and syndicated loans). Other options include education, government service, law reform, politics, publishing, public administration, community legal services and public interest advocacy groups. See individual course entries online for further details.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practicse as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in any other English, and at least 20 in Mathematics (any).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Non year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement if they wish other information to be considered during the selection process. This may include information such as work experience or reason for applying.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Business or Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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4Melbourne

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 71.1
Year
2015
Course description
Economic, political and philosophical dimensions lie at the heart of every issue that informs life and work in contemporary society. Offered for the first time in Australia in 2011, the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics is a prestigious degree favoured by students with their ambitions tuned towards becoming tomorrow's decision-makers and opinion-shapers.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4 with a study score of 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English (any). Comparable qualifications may be considered.
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 ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in prerequisite studies and to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsMelbourne

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in accelerated program) or up to 9 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combining science studies with a Bachelor of Accounting can expand your career options, particularly in the management sector of scientific enterprise. For details on general aims and content of these two courses, see the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Accounting course pages.

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

You will also have access to our industry experience and student support programs.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA).

Graduates are eligible for membership of either body, and other professional groups such as National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Depending on their individual subjects, graduates may also be eligible for accreditation with a relevant professional science association.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
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 History online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test.

Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 points.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Science/AccountingMelbourne
Science/AccountingBendigo

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International students

2014

Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Finance (066341M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 510
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to do complementary studies in accounting and finance. The accounting component offers subjects from career-specific areas, including accounting, auditing, business law and taxation while attaining professional accreditation as an accountant. The finance component is specifically designed to meet academic and vocational requirements for a career in the finance industry.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe University Language Centre. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; or

TOEFL Paper-based Test: a minimum score of 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English; or

TOEFL Computer-based Test: a minimum score of 213 with a score of 5 in essay writing; or

TOEFL Internet-based Test: a minimum score of 80 with no individual score less than 20; or

Satisfactory completion of an English language subject at Year 12 or equivalent level. This must have been completed in the past two years and at an academic level acceptable to the University; or approved equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2011 (indicative only) - 70.75
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
STPM - 8.67
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: La Trobe's academic entry requirements.

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/a> website.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 20.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting has been accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates are eligible for membership in either professional accounting body or other professional groups such as the National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in London. An appropriate choice of subjects within the Bachelor of Finance can lead to professional accreditation with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
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Accounting/FinanceMelbourne

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) (075177K)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 080
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This accredited degree provides the foundation knowledge and skills for a career in accounting and finance. The course aims to prepare you to practice both finance and accounting and is accredited by both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
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.
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 - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 62.10
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
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 2.3
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 programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies Bachelor of Accounting graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Business (Financial Services) (075178J)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 080
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course will introduce you to the financial services industry, providing a broad set of skills, abilities and technical knowledge. You'll sample a wide range of financial disciplines such as wealth management, investments, financial risk management, banking, international banking and finance, and corporate finance.

The course consists of a general business core, along with subjects across a broad range of financial services discipline areas leading to possible careers in corporate finance, banking, financial planning, superannuation, funds management and stockbroking. You'll gain the theory and practical knowledge base required of a professional within financial services, and develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any
business professional.
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 - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - n/a
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 2x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
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 2.3
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 programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
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Business (Financial Services)Melbourne

Bachelor of Finance (075179G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 080
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course will prepare you for a dynamic career in the fast-paced world of finance. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of all areas of finance, and youll develop a thorough grasp of issues faced when working for a finance-related organisation, such as a listed trading bank, stockbroking firm, insurance or financial planning company, financial consulting organisation or the Reserve Bank of Australia.

In this course, you'll study corporate and international finance, investment and portfolio management, and risk management. The course also covers financial and estate planning, derivative securities, mergers and acquisitions, and security and firm valuation.
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 - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - n/a
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 65
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 2.3
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.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4, a study score of at least 20 in Mathematics or equivalent.
Professional recognition
An appropriate choice of subjects can lead to professional accreditation with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Full course details
Finance Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance (075228D)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This five-year combined degree provides an accredited professional qualification in law, as well as a degree in finance, giving you the skills to pursue lucrative opportunities where these areas intersect. The course includes all the compulsory law subjects for admission to practise law in Victoria, as well as and specialised finance subjects such as Banking and Finance Law, Competition Law and Policy or an approved subject from the Master of Laws in Global Business Law.

In the finance component, you'll study four major areas: corporate finance, international finance, investment and portfolio management and risk management, giving you a strong grounding in financial skills and knowledge.
See individual course entries for further details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 70 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): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 95.20
International Baccalaureate - 36
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
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.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum score of 20.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria). International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. International students are advised to obtain assurance of recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice. International graduates would need the relevant visa to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. The appropriate choice of subjects in the Bachelor of Finance can lead to membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Full course details
Laws/Finance Melbourne

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Accounting (067183A)

Duration :
4.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 100
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
Combining science studies with a Bachelor of Accounting can expand your career options, particularly in the management sector of scientific enterprise. For details on general aims and content of these two courses, see individual entries.

You'll have access to some of the best teaching and research facilities in the world: the new AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science.

Access the Faculty's industry experience and student support programs.

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 - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 88.10
International Baccalaureate - 31
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.8
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.5
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
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.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 with a minimum score of 20 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics and 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting has been accredited by CPA Australia and by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates are eligible for membership with either professional accounting bodies or with other professional groups such as the National Institute of Accountants (NIA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Depending on the specific studies chosen, accreditation with the relevant science professional association is also possible.
Full course details
Science/AccountingMelbourne
Science/AccountingBendigo

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