Bachelor of Business (Finance)

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 019479E

Level of study: Undergraduate



Finance is a key business discipline because it not only provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish a successful career in the financial markets, insurance and banking sectors, it is equally fundamental to the funding and managing of all successful businesses. So, whether you are considering a career as a financial analyst or fund manager, seeking a career in the corporate or government sectors, or intending to start your own business, the knowledge and skills of finance are an essential pre-requisite for your success.

The finance major is designed to develop the knowledge and skills sought by employers of finance graduates, through learning experiences in our financial trading room, applying the information sources and financial tools used by professionals working in the finance sector to solve financial problems.

You'll graduate with the perfect blend of business fundamentals and technical expertise so you can change the business world.

You'll learn:

Digital literacy

Use a wide range of digital and data-processing tools to analyse business activity and become a more effective business professional.

Management and business structures

Understand how to communicate, collaborate and connect with your business peers and stakeholders.


Discover how business and society connect. Understand economic principles and use them to create business solutions.


Learn about environmental, corporate and governance responsibility. Develop sustainable solutions that prioritise individual and societal wellbeing.

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

Career opportunities

Studying finance opens up a range of career opportunities in the financial services sector, in corporations and in the government sector, including as a:

Research or Corporate Financial Analyst
Portfolio or Fund Manager
Financial or Business Consultant
Bank or Insurance Relationship/Account Manager
Risk Analyst/Manager
Credit Analyst

For students graduating with a finance and accounting double major, they may also develop successful careers as:

Corporate Financial Officers

For finance graduates who go on to complete a financial planning postgraduate qualification, they may also develop successful careers as a financial planner or wealth manager.

Many students also choose finance as a second major, with a mind to establishing, funding and managing their own business or simply to be able to better manage their own personal investments and superannuation funds.

Professional recognition

Chartered Financial Analysts Institute as affiliated courses.

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
35,800 Per Year 18 Jul 2022
31 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
3 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
13,247 Per Year
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18 Jul 2022
31 Oct 2022
27 Feb 2023
3 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
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: Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0

TOEFL iBT: Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing

PTE Academic: Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50

C1 Advanced: 169 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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