La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Arts


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Four years full time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 400

This new double degree aims to develop graduates to work in a business, community, commerce or government setting where skills of critical analysis, problem solving and communication highly valued, alongside a solid grounding in business disciplines. Students will combine understandings of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing, with their well-developed humanities research and communication skills. Students will have the opportunity to work alongside business professionals. Students will learn about new technology and innovative sustainability practices. Students will graduate with highly sought after skill sets, and will complete an Arts Major and will also have the flexibility to choose from a range of Business subjects. Students will choose from Majors in English, History or Sociology at all regional campuses, in addition to Human Geography and Indonesian Language and Culture at the Bendigo campus.

Entry requirements

English language requirement

Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne;

for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.

Career outcomes

This Double degree doesn't just prepare you for one career - it teaches you how to create new opportunities and adapt to a changing job landscape; local, national and international. A Bachelor of Business is your key into a career in any sector or industry. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics. Graduate with the practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other. Bachelor of Arts graduates have gone on to roles as varied as broadcast journalist, government adviser community organiser, trainer, researcher and multimedia coordinator. Your ability to think critically, coupled with strong communication skills, means you'll be ready to take on roles in administration, community development, education, human services, media, management, social policy and planning and social research.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 400


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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

CRICOS code: 095797E