Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Global Studies

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 106768D

Level of study: Undergraduate


La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Global Studies gives you the expertise to build a rewarding career in global politics, human rights and international business. Gain strong foundations in international trade and diplomacy, as well as a well-rounded business skillset.

Explore the complex social, commercial and sustainability challenges faced by corporations and diverse communities. Understand how to analyse problems, develop forward-thinking solutions, and negotiate with stakeholders to turn your ideas into action.

Grow as a leader and a thinker. Challenge your ideas and preconceptions. Expand your networks and your horizons. You'll be prepared for the rapidly evolving world of international trade and the complex web of relationships negotiated by governments and multinational organisations every day. Develop the creative and analytical skills to work across a wide range of industries, and build the resilience to face real-world challenges.

We understand that global experiences are vital for your studies. You'll have the opportunity to get out of the classroom and build both your skills and your professional network at one of our overseas partner universities. You'll also have the opportunity to do an internship, either in Australia or overseas, that's tailored to your career goals.

Whatever your ambition, tailor your degree with specially curated majors and minors that allow you to explore the various business, economic, geopolitical and humanitarian forces shaping our world.

Graduate ready for a rewarding career in trade, diplomacy, politics, government, business, economics and finance.

You'll learn

Key global challenges and contexts

Explore the complex systems, structures, laws and practices that are shaping global challenges. Broaden your understanding by considering a range of political, social, legal and cultural perspectives.

International business

Discover how businesses succeed in an increasingly globalised economy. You'll cover economics, finance, management, statistics and marketing from an international perspective.

Politics and diplomacy

Learn how political systems, actors and processes work at a local, national and global level. Explore major conflicts and approaches to dispute resolution.


Explore economic concepts and discover how they're used to solve problems faced by a wide range of industries, including governments and multinational organisations.


Build fundamental business knowledge and examine concepts and issues relating to the management of firms, government departments and global business environments.

Problem solving and critical thinking

Identify and analyse key global challenges and create innovative responses.

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

Career outcomes

Organisations worldwide are exploring innovative business models and working environments – so after graduation, you could work across a broad range of industries in Australia and around the world.

You career options include:

International diplomacy

Politics and government


Human rights advocacy

International trade specialist

Business analytics

International development and humanitarian support

Financial adviser

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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