Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts
*N/A: Not applicable, N/P: Not published, NC: New course, RC: Range of criteria.
Additional information on the 2018 intake is now available at the ATAR Wizard.
Combine your interest in the arts and social sciences with a broad understanding of business through studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.
Your Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing.
In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year you'll take on a Sustainability project, in which your team will define a solution to a local environmental issue. In third year, you'll further enhance your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.
You'll have the option to take part in the Professional Practice in Business program, which offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars.
Alongside your business studies, you can choose from a range of arts subjects including languages, literature, history, journalism, philosophy and politics to create a degree specifically tailored to your interests.
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
A study score of 25 in any Business, Drama, any Humanities, Psychology or Theatre Studies equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
*The presentation of entry requirements is currently transitioning to the new Australian Government admissions transparency format. Please check back in June for the new statement.
You'll graduate with a combination of skills and experience that could lead to a role in in areas like finance, community development, banking or the media, across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
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
Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning.
Find out more about undergraduate 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
Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.
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See Student Handbook for more details
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