Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

La Trobe University

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

Students combine studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing with the thorough knowledge of the law you need for legal practice in this double degree. La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing. The Professional Communication and Practice in Business program provides opportunities to engage with business professionals through internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. These experiences give students the chance to discuss current business issues and see how studies apply in a professional environment. We focus on developing skills in critical thinking, analysis, advocacy, mediation and negotiation, and allow students to build a specialised degree through their elective choices. Students will also have the chance to work with judges and magistrates, and undertake placements in legal workplaces.


Students must complete 600 credit points, including 360 credit points in law and 240 credit points in commerce. Compulsory commerce and law subjects must be completed in sequence. Students must complete a work-integrated learning experience in the subject Professional Practice in Business program.


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing.

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 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 of 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; please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook for further details. All La Trobe University Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to qualify for admission to the legal profession in Victoria as an Australian lawyer. Admission to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Victoria also requires the completion of practical legal training either by a 12-month period of Supervised Legal Training or by completing an approved practical legal training course (for example, at the Leo Cussen Institute or The College of Law). Candidates for admission to practise must also satisfy the Admissions Board that they are a fit and proper person to be admitted to practise.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $173,000
  • ATAR: 90
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