La Trobe University

Bachelor of Business

On Campus - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

La Trobe University
Enrolment Date(s):
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
3 years

Course description

Why study Business?

Our Bachelor of Business will keep you up to date with a rapidly changing world. Throughout your course, we keep you in touch with the big issues affecting modern businesses such as globalisation, trade barriers, sustainability and the environment. You will complete a well-rounded degree giving you a strong foundation in business knowledge. You’ll have the skills to work in businesses of any size in the private or public sectors. Study accounting, economics, management information systems, business law, sustainability, statistics, finance and marketing. Wait until second year to decide your major, then select from a wide range of career-orientated specialisations including marketing, human resource management and sustainable resource management. Choose a Bachelor of Business or one of nine specialist business degrees or seven cross-disciplinary double degrees. We offer flexible scheduling so you can adjust your pace of study to suit your circumstances.

Course description

This course aims to give students the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in a wide range of areas within the private and public sectors. It adopts a problem-focused approach that helps students develop important problem-solving and decision-making skills relevant to any business. Depending on campus, majors include business economics, financial planning, financial management, human resource (HR) management, international business, international management, macroeconomics, management, management information systems, marketing, and sustainable resource management. The flexible program includes an exit point at Diploma level for domestic students only (see Diploma in Business).

English Language Requirements

Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test – a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English; TOEFL Internet-based Test – a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22; La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course; English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher; or approved international equivalent.

Professional recognition

Students completing with a Human Resource Management major gain admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Students completing with a Marketing major are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Marketing Research Society of Australia as associate members.

Entry requirements

LTM Foundation Studies – 65 Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2012 (indicative only) – Melbourne: 60. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

50. International Baccalaureate – 24 GCE A Levels – Melbourne: 8 Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton: 7. Hong Kong A Levels – Melbourne: 6. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

5. HKDSE- 2 x Level 4 Sri Lankan A Levels – CCC STPM – 8 MICSS (UEC) – 5 Canada Secondary School (or CPU) – Melbourne: 65. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

60. Norway Upper Secondary Certificate – Melbourne: 3.5. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

3.0. Sweden Slutbetyg – G All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) – Melbourne: 60. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

55. Indonesia (SMA) – Melbourne: 7.5. Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton:

7.0 Vietnam (Year 12) – 8 Thailand (Matayoma 6) – GPA 2.6 GAC Cert. IV – GPA 2.3 GAOKAO – see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe’s Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe’s undergraduate program.



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Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn’t an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.