Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Relations

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This degree is aimed at students who want to qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and extend knowledge and skill through a study of international relations. You'll develop an ability to apply commercial skills to the management of international institutions, multinational companies, NGOs and public service agencies such as foreign trade. The international relations component explores power in political, social and cultural contexts. By analysing multinational corporations, non-government and government organisations, you'll build an understanding of international affairs. You'll study areas like culture and globalisation, democracies and dictatorships, and Australia as a global nation. The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by providing students with opportunities to talk and work with business. It comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.


Students must complete 480 credit points, including 240 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 240 credit points in the Bachelor of International Relations. Eight subjects form the primary major, chosen from accounting, economics, finance, management or marketing.


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • International relations

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. 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 Marketing major in the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Depending on subject choice within the Bachelor of Commerce, students may be eligible to graduate with an accounting qualification accredited by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ); please refer to the Handbook for further details. 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.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $135,200 No No information available

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