Take the opportunity to experience a range of business disciplines before deciding on your major and customise your subjects to fit your career goals.
This course gives you the chance to study industry-specific areas such as events, sports, tourism and hospitality management. You can also choose a discipline such as accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing as your primary major, and match that with any business or non-business major, minor or elective from across the University.
Your first year gives you an overview of business practices and prepares you to take on higher-level problem-solving in the second and third year. Your subjects will introduce you to accounting, finance, management, marketing, and economics - all key to understanding business environments. Having sampled a range of subjects in the first semester, you can then choose one or two business disciplines to specialise in throughout the remainder of your course.
Through your elective subjects, you might choose to study a language, politics, international development, Asian studies, journalism, or take a study tour or internship. You could also participate in La Trobe Business School subjects at our partner universities in France, China, and Vietnam.
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.
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. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Human Resource Management graduates can seek admission to the Australian Human Resource Institute (subject to relevant work experience). Marketing graduates are eligible to join the Australian Marketing Institute or the Australian Market and Social Research Society as associate members.
You'll graduate with practical skills, a global perspective and a detailed understanding of complex business environments and how they affect each other.