Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

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

This program allows students to combine their interest in the arts and social sciences with a broad understanding of business through studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. The Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing. 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 take on a Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. In third year, students further enhance their research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills through the Entrepreneurship project to identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan. Students can take part in the Professional Practice in Business program, which offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Students can also choose from a range of arts subjects including languages, literature, history, journalism, philosophy and politics to create a degree specifically tailored to their interests.


Students must complete 480 credit points, including all core subjects of each degree. No more than 150 credit points may be at first year level, and at least 90 credit points must be at third year level from each degree. Students must complete 240 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce, eight common core subjects and eight subjects from their chosen major. Students are required to complete a work-integrated learning experience in the subject Professional Practice in Business. Students must complete at least one major, chosen from the list offered within the Bachelor of Arts degree.


  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Asian studies
  • Chinese
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Creative Arts
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • French
  • Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies
  • Greek
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • Italian studies
  • Japanese
  • Linguistics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish.

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. 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. 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $132,800
  • ATAR: 81
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