Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This degree will assist students to get an internationally accredited accounting qualification while building a specialisation in a business discipline. First year introduces you to disciplines such as economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of their accounting major. Through this major, you'll build detailed knowledge of financial and management accounting, accounting information systems and auditing and develop project management skills and an awareness of sustainability and public policy, preparing them for careers in areas like taxation, financial management, forensic accounting and business consulting. Alongside these core studies, you can choose from electives including study tours, internships and languages. We offer the option of completing these electives overseas at one of La Trobe's partner universities, which include top business schools like the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.
Students will need to complete at least 360 credit points, at least 270 of which must be in La Trobe Business School subjects. In first year, students will take four business foundation subjects, one accounting discipline-specific subject and three elective subjects. The business foundation subjects, Business Foundations, Accounting and Finance for Business, Business Economics, and Business Analytics, will introduce students to business disciplines and work-ready skills. These skills will be enhanced in second and third year with subjects in Sustainability and Entrepreneurship, respectively. Students will also complete eight core accounting subjects over the degree. This flexible degree also allows students to take an additional eight-subject major, a couple of four-subject minors, including accounting minors not available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree, or a wide range of elective subjects.
- Business economics
- Business law
- Financial accounting
- Financial management
- Financial planning
- Human resource management
- International business
- International management
- Management accounting
- Management information systems
- Sport management
- Sustainable resource management
Standard entry requirements
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. International students must meet the academic and English language requirements of this course. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting) is accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
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