La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business (Marketing)


Start dates
March, July, November
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 000
This professionally accredited course gives you a specialised set of marketing skills along with a foundation in business. This degree seeks to equip undergraduates with the skills and knowledge required for a career as a marketing manager or related marketing positions. It is designed to provide competencies and skills that are internationally transferable.

In your first year, you'll be introduced to a range of business disciplines such as accounting, economics and finance. You'll also complete the first subject of your major in marketing, learning how marketing is defined, planned and delivered.

Your eight-subject marketing major gives you the knowledge you need to create and communicate effective marketing strategies. You'll study consumer behaviour, advertising, marketing research and strategic marketing.

Nine elective subjects allow you to complete a second major in a business discipline such as management or international business, a language, an international student exchange, or any other eight-subject major offered at the University such as public relations, media or Asian studies. Alternatively, you could complete one or two four-subject minors such as social media or marketing, or a selection of individual elective subjects, including an international study tour or intern subjects.

You'll also build practical skills through a team project, in which you'll create plans to solve social, environmental and business problems.

This course includes options to take up work placements and to study overseas through a study tour or exchange program. Our overseas partner universities include the Berlin School of Economics, France's BEM Management School, and the Copenhagen Business School.

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.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

International equivalencies

International equivalencies* for this course at Campus Name**

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* The equivalencies provided above are only provided as a guide and based on the course’s current standard minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), the primary measure for entry into most undergraduate-entry university programs in Australia.

** Equivalencies may vary by location. To view equivalencies for this course at another location, please select the location in the drop down at the top of this page.

Note: there may also be other entry requirements for this course. If you are unsure, make an enquiry.

Career outcomes

Your skills will include advertising and brand management, international marketing, strategic data analysis, along with practical knowledge of pricing, promotion and distribution. Our graduates have worked as marketing and research coordinators, marketing analysts and sponsorship managers in companies as diverse as Goodyear Tyres, Telstra and the Northern Bullants Football Club.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Business (Marketing) 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.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 000


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your 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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.

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.

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CRICOS code: 067108A