Course Detail

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts


Combine your interest in the arts and social sciences with a broad understanding of business through studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Your Bachelor of Commerce offers a choice of five majors:

·         Accounting

·         Economics

·         Finance

·         Management

·         or Marketing.


In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year you'll take on a Sustainability project, in which your team will define a solution to a local environmental issue. In third year, you'll further enhance your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

You'll have the option to take part in the Professional Practice in Business program, which offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars.

Alongside your business studies, you can choose from a range of arts subjects including languages, literature, history, journalism, philosophy and politics to create a degree specifically tailored to your interests.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Why study commerce and arts at La Trobe?


You'll graduate with a combination of skills and experience that could lead to a role in in areas like finance, community development, banking or the media, across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Professional recognition

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.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUS $35,000 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

80% in high school