Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Health Sciences

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 093259C

Level of study: Undergraduate


As global forces and digital innovation transform our healthcare systems, health and wellbeing organisations are seeking professionals who can navigate the complexities of this new business landscape – and help raise the standard of healthcare for individuals and communities around the world.

If you're keen to build an exciting career in the growing health sector, La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Health Sciences gives you strong foundations in biosciences and public health, as well as a well-rounded business skillset.

You'll establish a grounding in research as you prepare to solve major health challenges. And while you explore the complexities of health, you'll also delve into the key business challenges faced by modern societies around the world.

Learn how to analyse complex problems. Understand how to identify innovative solutions. Grow as a leader and thinker. And gain key communication skills as you collaborate with stakeholders – and turn your ideas into action. With a carefully selected range of majors to choose from, you can tailor this program to your interests and career aspirations in both commerce and health.

Expand your networks and your horizons. Develop the creative and analytical skills to work across a wide range of industries and build the resilience to face real-world challenges. You'll get out of the classroom and build both your skills and your professional network. You can also choose also to do an internship that's tailored to your career goals.

With wide ranging expertise – from economics to public health systems – and valuable industry experience, you'll graduate with the skills employers are searching for in the rapidly changing world of healthcare.

You'll learn: Management, Health sciences, Economics, Public health, Marketing.

Career outcomes

After graduation, you could pursue a wide range of specialist careers across business and health. Depending on your major, your opportunities could include: Public health manager, Economist, Health promotion adviser, Financial adviser, Sustainability specialist, Marketing manager, Marketing manager.

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
38,400 Per Year 18 Jul 2022
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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