Finance

Why study Finance at La Trobe?

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

2015

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
Combine a strong foundation in business with a double major in accounting and finance through this course. You'll graduate with a professionally accredited major in accounting as well as knowledge and skills in corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investment and portfolio management.

Over three years, you'll learn key business principles, build an understanding of accounting systems, develop the skills for good decision-making, understand how to plan and control business finances, and gain an appreciation of sustainability issues and entrepreneurship.

Our close connections to business and industry partners including Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ANZ Bank will help you build your professional network while you study.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have found work in companies like BHP Billiton, Imarex and Accenture Australia as financial analysts, derivatives brokers and consultants.
Professional recognition
Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to join professional bodies like CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), the 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 at least 20 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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics 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.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce

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
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives you the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major along with the chance to work and talk with business professionals while you study. Choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Our Professional Communication and Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-lead seminars. Through these experiences, you'll be able to discuss current issues in business and see how your studies apply in a professional working environment.

In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan.

In second year, you'll work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This will refine your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills.

In third year, you'll further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

Alongside these projects, you can also complete a second major from across the University. Choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
CommerceMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4 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
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-and-a-half year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. At the end of your course, you'll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
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.
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTA Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
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 now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Commerce/ScienceMelbourne
Commerce/ScienceBendigo

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 career in the fast-paced world of finance with a qualification that builds your knowledge in a range of financial specialisations.

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.
Career opportunities
Depending on the subjects you choose, you can broaden your career opportunities by completing a major in financial planning, which is RG146 accredited by ASIC, or extend your knowledge of economics or accounting.
Professional recognition
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to build a career in banking, stockbroking, insurance, financial planning, financial consulting or even working with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 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 ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics 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.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Finance Melbourne

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
Year
2015
Course description
Combine a foundation in business with a recognised legal qualification through this double degree. You'll learn the fundamentals of business, economics and finance as well as gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in legal practice.

The business component of your degree offers a choice of majors including management, human resources, international business, sport management and marketing. Your first year subjects will give you an overview of business practice and prepare you to take on higher-level problem solving as you progress through the course.

Your law studies will include all the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for legal practice. We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and you can build a specialised degree through your elective choices.

After two years full time study, Bendigo students can apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at our Melbourne Campus, but this applies only to Australian students, not international students.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. You could go on to careers in the law, corporate and not-for-profit organisations, governance and public policy.
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: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 in English other than EAL.
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.

Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Humanities 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
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 now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Laws/BusinessMelbourne
Laws/BusinessBendigo

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
Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this three-year course.

Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations.

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas.

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars, and you can also develop a global perspective through overseas study programs and student exchanges with one of our partner universities in over 30 countries.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
Career opportunities
PPE graduates can find work in the public, private and non-profit sectors in positions as journalists, economic and social analysts, and political advisors.
Professional recognition
Depending on the focus of your economics subjects, you may graduate eligible to join an accredited accounting body.

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.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics 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.
How to apply
Apply now to start in 2015. Please note that you can only apply now if you've not already applied through VTAC for any course. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsMelbourne

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2015

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

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Combine a strong foundation in business with a double major in accounting and finance through this course. You'll graduate with a professionally accredited major in accounting as well as knowledge and skills in corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investment and portfolio management.

Over three years, you'll learn key business principles, build an understanding of accounting systems, develop the skills for good decision-making, understand how to plan and control business finances, and gain an appreciation of sustainability issues and entrepreneurship.

Our close connections to business and industry partners including Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ANZ Bank will help you build your professional network while you study.
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) 2014 (indicative only) - 55.25
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
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
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
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 programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English and in Mathematics (any). Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
Once you graduate, you'll be eligible to join professional bodies like CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Career opportunities
Our graduates have found work in companies like BHP Billiton, Imarex and Accenture Australia as financial analysts, derivatives brokers and consultants.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce (084539C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
A$ 24 200
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives you the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major along with the chance to work and talk with business professionals while you study. Choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Our Professional Communication and Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-lead seminars. Through these experiences, you'll be able to discuss current issues in business and see how your studies apply in a professional working environment.

In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan.

In second year, you'll work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This will refine your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills.

In third year, you'll further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

Alongside these projects, you can also complete a second major from across the University. Choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major.
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.

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 - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - not available
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not available
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
WASSCE - not available
Mayatom (Thailand) - not available
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 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 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications may be considered. A limited number of students may also be considered under Special Entry Schemes.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect.
See Student Handbook for more details
CommerceMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (085379F)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 200
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-and-a-half year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. At the end of your course, you'll be eligible for membership with CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
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.

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 - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - not available
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not available
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
WASSCE - not available
Mayatom (Thailand) - not available
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 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 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL, and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
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.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
See Student Handbook for more details
Commerce/ScienceMelbourne
Commerce/ScienceBendigo

Bachelor of Finance (075179G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Prepare for a career in the fast-paced world of finance with a qualification that builds your knowledge in a range of financial specialisations.

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.
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) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE- 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
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
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
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
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English and in Mathematics (any). Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to build a career in banking, stockbroking, insurance, financial planning, financial consulting or even working with the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Career opportunities
Depending on the subjects you choose, you can broaden your career opportunities by completing a major in financial planning, which is RG146 accredited by ASIC, or extend your knowledge of economics or accounting.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
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Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (071901G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 180
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this three-year course.

Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations.

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas.

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars, and you can also develop a global perspective through overseas study programs and student exchanges with one of our partner universities in over 30 countries.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
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) 2014 (indicative only) - 71.1
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
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
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
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
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematics (any). Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
Depending on the focus of your economics subjects, you may graduate eligible to join an accredited accounting body.
Career opportunities
PPE graduates can find work in the public, private and non-profit sectors in positions as journalists, economic and social analysts, and political advisors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

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