Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Biomedicine
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Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives you the opportunity to complete a degree along with the chance to talk and work with business professionals while you study. Choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.
Our Professional Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Through these experiences, you'll be able to discuss current issues in business and see how your studies apply in a professional working environment.
In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year, you'll work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This will refine your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills.
In third year, you'll further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.
Alongside these projects, you can also complete a second major from across the University. Choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major.
Biomedicine combines the fields of biology and medicine. A degree in biomedicine provides diverse career opportunities in areas including biotechnology, medical research and the pharmaceutical industry, while also providing a pathway to graduate entry allied health courses, such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, and medicine or dentistry.
In this course you'll gain the skills you need to understand human biology and make a difference to human health through a variety of career paths. You'll learn about the human body, its structure and function, and how diseases manifest. You'll explore the underlying molecular basis of illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, malaria and cancer. You'll learn how to undertake and apply biomedical research, develop real-world practical skills, and learn how to meaningfully convey scientific and biomedical science information.
Biomedicine includes aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacology, genetics, immunology, cell and molecular biology, physiology and neuroscience. Course electives allow you to design your course to specialize in any of these areas, providing the opportunity to broaden your career prospects.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect. High achieving students will be offered the opportunity to undertake Vacation Scholarships in relevant research laboratories. Once you graduate you'll be well prepared for diverse roles around the world in areas including education, medical sales, administration and media and communications, in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in hospitals and government departments. If you choose to pursue further study, you may find employment in fields including data science, dietetics, orthoptics, physiotherapy and speech pathology. This degree can also lead you into postgraduate research and postgraduate studies in dentistry and medicine.
The marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018. 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.
Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, 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 La Trobe University Handbook for further 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.
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Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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