Bachelor of Business - Accounting and Finance

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This course combines a strong foundation in business with a double major in accounting and finance. Students will graduate with a professionally accredited major in accounting as well as knowledge and skills in corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investment and portfolio management. Over three years, students learn key business principles, build an understanding of accounting systems, develop the skills for good decision-making, understand how to plan and control business finances, and gain an appreciation of sustainability issues and entrepreneurship. La Trobe's close connections to business and industry partners including Deloitte, PwC and ANZ Bank will help students build professional network while studying. Unique industry Professors of Practice also work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.


Students must complete at least 360 credit points. At least 330 credit points must be subjects offered by the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. In first year students take four business foundation subjects, one subject specific to the accounting disciplinary core, one subject specific to the finance core and two elective subjects. The four business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, will introduce key business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be further enhanced in second and third year with a subject in Sustainability and a capstone subject in Entrepreneurship, respectively. In addition to these common core subjects students will complete eight core subjects in accounting and eight subjects in finance over the three years of the degree.


  • Accounting, Business, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Law, Auditing, Taxation, Business Economics, Financial Management, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, International Management, Macroeconomics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Sport Management, Sustainable Resource Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
  • And a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. 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.


The Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Finance) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) may also apply for membership with the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). 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.

Study pathways


Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $107,400
  • ATAR: 51
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

This course is available in the Summer Semester, commencing in November as well as in Semester 1 (March), and Semester 2 (July).

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