La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business

Overview

Semester starts
March, July, November
Duration
3 years (all campuses) or 2 years fast-track (Sydney Campus only)
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 400

Our Bachelor of Business is dynamic, customisable and focused on employability. You'll get the freedom to pursue your personal interests and the skills and capabilities to turn them into a career.

The core units of the Bachelor of Business will give you a grounding in general business-related areas including; management, leadership, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance and human resources. You'll build the skills employers are looking for,* including digital literacy, problem-solving and creativity.

You can choose 12 electives from our full range of study areas and arrange them in the way that suits your goals. Specialise with a major or one or more minors, or study 12 unrelated subjects - the choice is yours.

The Bachelor of Business also allows you to study overseas, get real-world experience with Work Integrated Learning, and learn from our Professors of Practice - business professionals who contribute to curriculum and teaching.

*Identified by the Foundation for Young Australians analysis of skill sought by employers in 4.2 million jobs ads listed between 2012-2015

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Specialisations, majors and minors

You may choose an eight-subject major and/or four-subject minor from La Trobe Business School from the list below.

MajorsMELBENA-WMILSHPSYD
Agribusiness Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Accounting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes      
Event management Yes Yes     
Financial management Yes      Yes
Human resources management Yes      Yes
International business Yes      
Management Yes Yes     Yes
Management and marketing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Marketing Yes Yes     Yes
Sport management Yes Yes Yes   
Tourism and hospitality Yes      
MinorsMELBEN A-W MILSHPSYD
Corporate finance Yes      
Digital marketing Yes      
Economics Yes      
Event management Yes Yes     
Environmental management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Financial management Yes      Yes
Forensic accounting Yes      
Human resources management Yes      Yes
International commerce Yes      
International management Yes      
Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Marketing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sport management Yes Yes     
Tourism and hospitality Yes      

* Students will be required to travel to one of the regional campuses for one specialist agribusiness subject in each year.  These subjects will be offered in block mode in semester break periods.

For more information on business majors and minors and the subjects on offer within them, please see business majors or business minors.

For more information on majors offered from outside La Trobe Business School, please see optional second majors.  Note that some majors may not be available for all campuses or courses.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

VCE: 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.

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.

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.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with practical skills and capabilities, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments. Employment outcomes are strong for business graduates, and you could pursue opportunities in organisations such as financial institutions, accounting firms, universities, government departments or NGOs.

Depending on your choice of subjects, roles may include:

If you want to build deep expertise in a particular field, you may choose to do postgraduate study in your area of interest.

Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Business is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018.

Depending on subject choice, 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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 400

Scholarships

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

Melbourne and regional campuses: Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Sydney Campus: Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 2 9397 7600.

Additional information

CRICOS code 019479E is for students studying at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura and Shepparton campuses. CRICOS code 083528C is for students studying at Sydney Campus over 3 years. CRICOS code 083527D is for students studying at Sydney Campus over 2 years.

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:

CRICOS code: 019479E / 083528C / 083527D