Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
*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.
Get an accredited accounting qualification while building your own specialisation in a business discipline with this degree.
In your first year you'll be introduced to a range of business disciplines such as economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your accounting major.
Through this major, you'll build detailed knowledge of financial and management accounting, accounting information systems and auditing. You'll also develop project management skills and an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy, preparing you for careers in areas like taxation, financial management, forensic accounting and business consulting.
Alongside these core studies, you can choose from electives including study tours, internships and languages. You'll have the option to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities, which include top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.
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.
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.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in July for the new statement.
Many company directors and managers began their careers as accounting graduates, and accountants continue to play a key role in organisational strategy and management. You could go on to build a career in finance, mining and resources, manufacturing or even the education sector.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
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
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 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.
How to apply for an undergraduate degree
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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: