Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives students the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major plus the chance to talk and work with business professionals while studying. Students can choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. La Trobe's Professional Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Through these experiences, students will discuss current issues in business and see how studies apply in a professional working environment. In first year, along with foundational business subjects, students work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year, students work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This refines research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills. In third year, students further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which the student's team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan. At the same time, students can complete a second major from across the University. There is also the option to choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major. Students may apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through La Trobe's Hallmark Scholars Program.
Students must complete 360 credit points. No more than 150 credit points may be taken in first year, and at least 120 credit points must be taken in third year. Students choose at least one major from either accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing. They may also choose to complete either a second major, or one or two minors. Students must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.
Standard entry requirements
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 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.
The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). 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.
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