La Trobe University

Bachelor of International Business


Semester starts
March, July, November
3 years (all campuses) or 2 years fast-track (Sydney Campus only)
Annual tuition fee (A$)
29 200

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

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

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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

29 200


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.

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.

Additional information

CRICOS code 042564E is for students studying at Melbourne Campus. CRICOS code 083535D is for students studying at Sydney Campus over 3 years. CRICOS code 083534E 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: 042564E/ 083535D / 083534E