La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
4 years
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.

This new double degree aims to develop graduates to work in a business, community, commerce or government setting where skills of critical analysis, problem solving and communication highly valued, alongside a solid grounding in business disciplines. Students will combine understandings of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, with their well-developed humanities research and communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside business professionals. Students will learn about new technology and innovative sustainability practices. Students will graduate with highly sought after skill sets, and will complete an Arts Major and will also have the flexibility to choose from a range of Business subjects. Students will choose from Majors in English, History or Sociology at all regional campuses, in addition to Human Geography and Indonesian Language and Culture at the Bendigo campus.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements


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.

*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.

Career outcomes

A Bachelor of Business is your key into a career in any sector or industry. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics. Graduate with the practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other. Bachelor of Arts graduates use their skills of research and communication, in their writing and in their speech, in every aspect of their life and work. Career outcomes typically point towards the public and private sectors, in any graduate role presuming a capacity to assess and assimilate multiple perspectives on a problem and to study and report under minimal supervision and in ways appropriate to the task and audience.

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.

How to apply for an undergraduate degree

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Additional information

Mid-year entry may be available. Some subjects may be offered in block mode or during summer or winter study periods. You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more. For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact us on 1300 135 045

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: