Diploma of Business

Duration: 8 months

Semester starts: February, June, October

CRICOS Code: 076108D

About this course

This is an introduction to the world of business, as well as a pathway for students who may not meet the direct entry requirements to La Trobe University bachelor degree courses.

You will develop important study skills as well as an understanding of accounting, economics, management, marketing and business analytics. Upon successful completion you will be eligible to enter year two of the specified La Trobe University undergraduate degree programs.

Pathway opportunities

This Diploma is designed as a pathway into a range of bachelor courses at La Trobe University. After the successful completion of the Diploma you may enter 2nd year of the following courses offered at the Sydney Campus:

  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Accounting*

* You must achieve a 60% grade average to proceed

Career opportunities

Popular careers at the completion of your diploma and bachelor degree include:

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business
  • Commodities broking
  • Economic analysis
  • Employee relations
  • Financial planning
  • Importing/exporting
  • International relations
  • Investment banking
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Policy development

How to apply

Go to the apply now page and follow the prompts.

Sample course structure

The Diploma of Business requires the completion of eight subjects, totalling 120 credit points.

Year 1


Business Foundations


Accounting and Finance for Business


Business Economics


Business Analytics


Accounting for Management Decisions


Foundations of Management


Fundamentals of Finance



Business Writing


Marketing: Defined, Planned and Delivered


Introduction to International Business

Please note: La Trobe University Sydney Campus offers diplomas providing an alternative entry point to our degree programmes. This diplomas are delivered on behalf of Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd, a Higher Education provider, CRICOS 03312D.