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Get ready for a career in the fast-paced world of finance with a qualification that equips you with the skills you need to be job ready.

We’ve designed our courses by working with academics, industry leaders and professional bodies to ensure what you learn is comprehensive and relevant. Our unique Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

You’ll have access to world-class facilities like our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environment. You will also benefit from work integrated learning, internships and strong industry links we’ve built with partners like Microsoft, Oxford University Press, Westpac, and Rio Tinto.

La Trobe is featured in the world’s top 200 for accounting and finance subjects* and ranked in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability.**

Career opportunities

This course equips you with skills in a range of business disciplines that prepare you for a career in:

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

Previous graduates have been employed by a range of organisations including:

  • EY (Ernest & Young)
  • PwC
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC)
  • Department of Finance and Department of Treasury.

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

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Course details for local students

Bachelor of Finance

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Campus/ATAR*:
Melbourne N/A
Duration:
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Prerequisites:
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements:
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus:
A study score of 25 in any Business 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.
See Student Handbook for more details:

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

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Business Economics
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Semester 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Second major core subject or elective subject
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Semester 2

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Sustainability
  • Second major core subject or elective subject
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Financial Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management*
  • Corporate Finance*
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*

Semester 2

  • Case Studies in Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*

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

* These subjects may be taken in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

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

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

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • International Business

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

  • International Commerce
  • International Management.

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

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Prepare for a career in finance

Learn from the best. Our Accounting & Finance subjects ranked in the world’s top 200.*

Enquire now

Choose Bachelor of Finance at La Trobe

Get ready for a career in the fast-paced world of finance with a qualification that equips you with the skills and experience for success.

We have designed our courses by working with academics, industry leaders and professional bodies to ensure your learning is both comprehensive and up to date with industry standards. Our teachers are business experts who continually work to improve the course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.

You will have access to world-class facilities like our cutting-edge Donald Whitehead Business Building, offering a purpose-built learning environment. You will also benefit from work integrated learning, internships and strong industry links we’ve built with partners like Microsoft, Oxford University Press, Westpac, and Rio Tinto.

La Trobe is featured in the world’s top 200 for accounting and finance subjects*, and ranked in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability.**

Career opportunities

This course equips you with skills in a range of business disciplines that prepare you for a career in:

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

Previous graduates have been employed by a range of organisations including:

  • Department of Finance and Department of Treasury
  • EY (Ernest & Young)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JBWere
  • Peterson Securities
  • PwC
  • The Reserve Bank of Australia.

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

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Course details for international students

Bachelor of Finance (075179G)

Course offer year:
2018
Semester starts:
March, July, November
Fees amount ($A):
30 400
Campus:
Melbourne
Duration:
3 years
English language requirements:
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website; La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher; or approved international equivalent.
See Student Handbook for more details:

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

Sample course structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Foundations
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • Business Economics
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Semester 2

  • Business Analytics
  • Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
  • Second major core subject or elective subject
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Semester 2

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Sustainability
  • Second major core subject or elective subject
  • Second major core subject or elective subject

Year 3

Semester 1

  • International Financial Management
  • Investment and Portfolio Management*
  • Corporate Finance*
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*

Semester 2

  • Case Studies in Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*
  • Level 3 second major core subject or level 3 elective subject*

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

* These subjects may be taken in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Specialisations, majors and minors

Majors and Minors

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

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

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • International Business

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

  • International Commerce
  • International Management.

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

Contact us