Bachelor of Business (majors)

Duration: 3 year full-time, 2 years fast-tracked or part-time equivalent (please note: part-time study option is not available to international students due to visa restrictions)

Semester starts: February, July, November

CRICOS Code: 083528C (full-time), 083527 (fast-track)

UAC code: 196000

About this course

Study the big issues affecting all businesses globally, such as globalisation, trade barriers, sustainability and the environment. Our Bachelor of Business will give you a well-rounded grasp of business, a wide choice of majors and an exciting range of job opportunities in the field of your choice.

Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem solving in second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics – all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in first semester, you can then choose one or two majors to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course. A double major option is available at no additional cost, and with no extra study time required.

You can choose to study one of the following majors:

  • accounting
  • accounting and financial management
  • accounting and human resource management
  • accounting and management
  • accounting and marketing
  • financial management
  • financial management and human resource management
  • financial management and management
  • financial management and marketing
  • human resource management
  • human resource management and management
  • management
  • marketing
  • marketing and human resource management
  • marketing and management

Check out the course structure to see what subjects you will be taking under each major.

Career opportunities

You'll graduate with the skills and understanding of global business issues and environments, and be ready to tackle high-level problem solving and complex economic problems.

Professional recognition

Depending on subject choice, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018.

HSC prerequisite

HSC one of English (Standard) (band 2), English (Advanced) (band 2) or English as a Second Language (band 3). Please note international students have prerequisites relative to their country of origin, HSC prerequisites do not apply.


The Diploma of Business will provide you with direct entry into this course. For further information please see the Diploma of Business page or contact La Trobe University Sydney Campus directly.

How to apply

Go to the apply now page and follow the prompts.

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:
> Sydney