Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

La Trobe University

Program Overview

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. You'll also enhance your ability to analyse problems, identify solutions and negotiate with stakeholders to turn your ideas into action.

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. Build your problem-solving and creative-thinking skills to successfully tackle business challenges and implement solutions.



  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 39,000


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79

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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Data Analytics Concepts
  • Economic Issues And Public Policy
  • Fundamentals Of Finance
  • Sustainability
  • Analyse And Ideate
  • Introduction To Business And Company Law

Subject prerequisites

  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirement

  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 39,000 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

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
  • Economist
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