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La Trobe College Australia

Diploma of Business

Start to build the knowledge and skills necessary for your career in a wide range of areas within the business sector. The diploma provides an introduction to a range of business disciplines prior to choosing the business area in which you will specialise once you move to La Trobe University.

You will study the big issues affecting all businesses globally, trade barriers, sustainability and the environment, as well as begin to gain the skills to design and evaluate innovative solutions for the future.

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Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

Secondary school





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available for domestic students



Two or three trimesters


February, June and October




Students are to select eight units in total comprised of six core units and two electives.

Core Units

  • Big Ideas In Business
  • Dollars & Sense
  • Investigating Economic Issues
  • Analysing Business Data
  • Working with Others
  • Marketing: Stand & Deliver


  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Introduction to Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Introduction to International Business
  • Business Law & Ethics

Please consult your course coordinator to ensure you are choosing the correct subjects to transition into your preferred course.

Entry into 2nd year of

  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Analytics
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)^
  • Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing)#
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Bachelor of Commerce*
  • Bachelor of Digital Business
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of International Business

*Students require a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) to progress into second year as listed in the table on the Transferring to University page.
^Six subject credits apply for these courses depending on subjects completed

#Offers up to 7 credits

Popular careers at the completion of your bachelor degree

  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business
  • Business Analytics
  • Commodities broking
  • Economic analysis
  • Employee relations
  • Events management
  • Financial planning
  • Importing/exporting
  • International relations
  • Investment banking
  • Management consulting
  • Marketing
  • Policy development
  • Public relations
  • Tourism

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