La Trobe University

Bachelor of Commerce


Semester starts
March, July, November
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
30 400

Collaborate with confidence and build a successful career in business.

La Trobe’s Bachelor of Commerce is for self-motivated individuals who want to reach their highest potential. You’ll benefit from a diverse cohort and close engagement with business leaders to prepare you for the commercial challenges faced by corporations and communities.

Choose from five majors:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • finance
  • management
  • and marketing.

Learn the sought-after skills of research, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, digital literacy and teamwork. Work in teams to negotiate solutions to real-world problems. Graduate with the technical, business and enterprise skills that give you a competitive edge in the workforce.

Choose to pair your commerce degree with a second major such as law, international relations, health or cybersecurity.

La Trobe business school produces self-managing and highly-employable graduates.

Here are more reasons to study commerce at La Trobe:

  • La Trobe Business School is in the top-three in Australia *
  • La Trobe Business School subjects rank in the top 200 worldwide **
  • Enjoy opportunities to study in Indonesia, China and Vietnam
  • The course is developed in consultation with Deloitte, PwC and Ernst & Young.
  • Our marketing major is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute
  • Our accounting major is accredited by Chartered Practising Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
  • Our faculty provides connections to real-world organisations, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

*QS world rankings by subject 2018

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 English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications may 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.

Career outcomes

Our Bachelor of Commerce graduates enjoy a wealth of career opportunities. Depending on your major you might find employment as an:

Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) until 2018. Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, 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$)

30 400


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.

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: 084539C