Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
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Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
Combine studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing with the thorough knowledge of the law you need for legal practice in this double degree.
Your Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing.
Our Professional Communication and Practice in Business program provides opportunities for you to engage with business professionals through internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. These experiences give you the chance to discuss current business issues and see how your studies apply in a professional environment.
We focus on developing your skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and allow you to build a specialised degree through your elective choices. You'll also get the chance to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake placements in real legal workplaces.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 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 or any Humanities 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.
You'll graduate with an understanding of how business and law intersect in areas such as banking and finance law, income taxation law and global business law. As well as going on to legal practice, you could work in corporate and not-for-profit organisations, business consultancies, investment banking, government or public policy.
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute 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; please refer to the Handbook for further details.
Professional registration 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. All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer.
Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.
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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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: