La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business


2018 'Clearly In' ATAR*
Start dates
March, July, November
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses), 2 years fast-track full-time (Sydney Campus only)
Fees and costs
Please check out our Fee calculator for an estimation of course fees.

*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.

Our Bachelor of Business is dynamic, customisable and focused on employability. You'll get the freedom to pursue your personal interests and the skills and capabilities to turn them into a career.

The core units of the Bachelor of Business will give you a grounding in general business-related areas including; management, leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance and human resources. You'll build the skills employers are looking for,* including digital literacy, problem-solving and creativity.

You can choose 12 electives from our full range of study areas and arrange them in the way that suits your goals. Specialise with a major or one or more minors, or study 12 unrelated subjects - the choice is yours.

The Bachelor of Business also allows you to study overseas, get real-world experience with Work Integrated Learning, and learn from our Professors of Practice - business professionals who contribute to curriculum and teaching.

*Identified by the Foundation for Young Australians analysis of skill sought by employers in 4.2 million jobs ads listed between 2012-2015

Specialisations, majors and minors

You may choose an eight-subject major and/or four-subject minor from La Trobe Business School from the list below.

Agribusiness Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Accounting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes      
Event management Yes Yes     
Financial management Yes      Yes
Human resources management Yes      Yes
International business Yes      
Management Yes Yes     Yes
Management and marketing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Marketing Yes Yes     Yes
Sport management Yes Yes Yes   
Tourism and hospitality Yes      
Corporate finance Yes      
Digital marketing Yes      
Economics Yes      
Event management Yes Yes     
Environmental management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Financial management Yes      Yes
Forensic accounting Yes      
Human resources management Yes      Yes
International commerce Yes      
International management Yes      
Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Marketing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sport management Yes Yes     
Tourism and hospitality Yes      

* Students will be required to travel to one of the regional campuses for one specialist agribusiness subject in each year.  These subjects will be offered in block mode in semester break periods.

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see business majors or business minors.

For more information on majors offered from outside La Trobe Business School, please see optional second majors.  Note that some majors may not be available for all campuses or courses.

Entry requirements


VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as a Second Language (Band 3).

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.

Subject bonus

VCE: A study score of 25 in any Business 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.

HSC: Applicants will be given one bonus point for successful completion of the following HSC subjects at Band 3: Any business subject, English (Standard) or (English Advanced), Mathematics General 2, Mathematics, HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 or Band 4 in English (ESL). Applicants will be given one bonus point for completion of any language subject other than English at Band 2. An overall maximum of four bonus points are available.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with practical skills and capabilities, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments. Employment outcomes are strong for business graduates, and you could pursue opportunities in organisations such as financial institutions, accounting firms, universities, government departments or NGOs. Depending on your choice of subjects, roles may include: - marketing coordinator - investment banker - venue manager - human resource consultant - project manager - risk analyst - event coordinator - accountant. If you want to build deep expertise in a particular field, you may choose to do postgraduate study in your area of interest.

Professional recognition

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

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.

Fees and costs

Course fees

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018:
- All Victorian campuses
- Sydney Campus

Applications for Summer Semester 2018/19 and Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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Additional information

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

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: