Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 084537E

Level of study: Undergraduate


La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts gives you a comprehensive business education combined with the valuable skillset of an arts degree. Gain the technical expertise to thrive in finance, accounting and economics, while developing essential human skills such as communication and critical thinking.

Tailor your degree to your interests by choosing from more than 30 study areas, including business analytics, finance, psychology, politics, history, sociology, marketing and languages. You can also explore your passions through a diverse range of humanities electives, in fields such as archaeology, mythology, visual art, film and creative writing.

Through core commerce subjects, you'll learn how to solve complex social, sustainability and business challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities.

Develop the technical prowess to meet the challenges of a field disrupted by automation and the power of big data. Harness the power of the latest digital business tools and industry standard software and processes. You'll also use analytics programs to review, manipulate and visualise data, and identify opportunities and risks.

Gain real-world experience in both arts and business fields through work-based learning opportunities, including internships, international exchanges and study tours*. La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce is designed with industry leaders like Deloitte, PwC and Ernst & Young to ensure you gain the business knowledge and enterprise skills required in today's business landscape.

Graduate ready to lead global organisations into the future.

You'll learn

Critical and creative thinking - Delve into complex problems. Learn how to see new possibilities and turn them into reality.

Communication - Learn how to connect, communicate and collaborate with the public and future colleagues.

Management - Build fundamental business knowledge and explore concepts and issues relating to the management of firms and global business environments.

Finance - Prepare to manage investment and funding strategies. Construct investment portfolios that meet your investors' goals and risk profiles.

Marketing - Help businesses get a competitive edge. Gain the skills, learn how to research, analyse, develop and execute comprehensive marketing strategies.

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


After graduation, your combined commerce and arts degree gives you the skills to work across a range of sectors including government, corporate, finance, retail and not-for-profit. Depending on your major, your opportunities could include:

Project manager

Business analyst

Community development manager

Communications adviser

Financial adviser


Professional recognition

The Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). With the completion of the Accounting major and two additional subjects, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); refer to the professional body for further details. To qualify may require ongoing training and/or courses. Contact the relevant professional body for details.

Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
38,200 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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