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What will I learn?

Ever-increasing data collection. New analytical platforms and systems. Automated insights. To build a successful career in modern commerce, you'll need to use these and other innovations to make informed decisions and deliver results.

We designed this degree with industry leaders like Deloitte, PwC and Ernst & Young, so we know what employers are looking for. You'll gain the technical business knowledge and enterprise skills needed for the careers of the future.

Prepare to solve the complex social and commercial challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities. By the time you graduate, you'll understand how to analyse problems, identify solutions, and negotiate with stakeholders to turn your ideas into action.

We value flexible study, so you can tailor your degree with majors, minors or a double degree. Choose your major from one of these discipline areas:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing


Organisations are exploring innovative new business models and working environments. Be ready to join them as a flexible and adaptable graduate. Depending on your major, your opportunities could include:

Accountant Be part of the financial backbone of any organization. Manage accounting records and provide expert advice.

Economist Take complex data, analyze it to find key trends and insights, then give advice on economic and social policy.

Financial adviser Advise organizations and individuals on how they can manage their money and create value ethically, securely and profitably.

Marketing manager Shape the public face of your business or organization by managing its day-to-day marketing activities and long-term marketing strategy.

Project manager Take charge of projects in any industry. Connect teams and stakeholders to deliver results on time and on budget.

Accounting is the language of business. It measures business activities, processes data, reports and analyses financial information. Accounting information is vital for business decision making. This major offers you a direct path to becoming a qualified accountant and receiving professional body accreditation. It also opens a range of careers in the world. You will be able to develop accounting technical and professional competencies and apply the knowledge to real world business environment.

Career opportunities

Accountant, management consultant, analyst, data analyst, system analyst, auditor, tax specialist.

Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). With the completion of the Accounting major and two additional subjects, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); refer to the professional body for further details. To qualify may require ongoing training and/or courses. Contact the relevant professional body for details.

Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
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Which department am I in?

Department of Business and Management



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,200.00 (20,44,968) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022


La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,



3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways courses for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute

About La Trobe University

La Trobe is ranked in the top 400 by QS World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  • Top 300 on QS rankings list for economics
  • Partnership with several local and global organisations
  • Several industry and professional affiliated programs
  • Strong support from the University’s career team