La Trobe University

Bachelor of International Business


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses), 2 years fast-track full-time (Sydney Campus only)
Fees and costs
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*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.

Prepare for a career in international business through studies in international relations, international human resource management and international marketing.

This course is structured to allow you to major in international business and complete a semester studying overseas if you choose. You can also complete a second major in a language or in another field, such as international development.

Your business studies will cover accounting, finance, economics, human resource management, and marketing. You'll approach these subjects from a global perspective, looking at the social, cultural and institutional influences on international business. For example, you'll examine the way the global economy interacts with international politics, along with the role of multilateral treaties and institutions such as the United Nations system.

Along with the options to study overseas or study a second language, you can also tailor this degree to your specific interests through up to eight electives from across the University. These electives could include international trade, international financial management, international development, or Asian studies.

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.

Specialisations, majors and minors

In addition to the international business major defined within the core subjects of this course you may choose to complete a second major, or one or two minors, instead of completing all nine elective subjects.  The majors and minors may be chosen from any on offer in the university, subject to their being no more than eight subjects for a major and four subjects for a minor, and subject to having completed any prerequisite subjects required.

Several attractive majors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

Several attractive minors, which complement this course, for you to consider are:

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer see majors or minors.

Entry requirements


VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 2), English as a Second Language (Band 3).

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. Selection may also be based on ENTER/ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.

Subject bonus

VCE: 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.

HSC: Applicants will be given one bonus point for successful completion of the following HSC subjects at Band 3: Any business subject, English (Standard) or (English Advanced), Mathematics General 2, Mathematics, HSC Mathematics Extension 1, Mathematics Extension 2 or Band 4 in English (ESL). Applicants will be given one bonus point for completion of any language subject other than English at Band 2. An overall maximum of four bonus points are available.

*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

Once you graduate, you could go on to work in business roles for multinational companies, financial institutions or even in the import and export business. Our graduates have broad-ranging employment opportunities in fields such as event operations, venues and destinations management, community events, and in professional event management organisations.

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:
- All Victorian campuses
- Sydney Campus

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Additional information

You can study this course through our Regional Reward. Learn more.

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: