Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Relations
*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.
Qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and extend your knowledge and skill through a study of international relations. Develop an ability to apply commercial skills to the management of international institutions, multinational companies, NGOs and public service agencies such as foreign trade.
The international relations component explores power in political, social and cultural contexts. By analysing multinational corporations, non-government and government organisations, you'll build an understanding of international affairs. Your subjects will cover areas like culture and globalisation, democracies and dictatorships, and Australia as a global nation.
The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by providing you with opportunities to talk and work with business. It comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.
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.
You will graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where international business and society connect in areas like policy development, defence, economics and communications.
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018. 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 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
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
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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