Master of Management

Choose Management at La Trobe

Build on your undergraduate degree, study in a multidisciplinary environment and be exposed to a broad exchange of ideas.

  • Study in a multidisciplinary environment and be exposed to a broad exchange of ideas.
  • Learn the skills to lead expansion and change within an organisation.
  • Gain practical insights from business leaders through regular guest lectures.
  • Work with our Professors of Practice who are leading industry professionals.
  • Get a solid grounding in human resource management, organisational behaviour and management fundamentals.
  • Study elective specialisations to suit your interests, for example, project management, entrepreneurship and innovation, corporate governance, sports management or human resource management.

Study to suit your lifestyle with the Master of Management Online degree.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to take on management roles in a range of government, business and not-for-profit organisations around the globe. You might even want to start your own business.

Depending on your specialisation, you'll find opportunities in the following areas: corporate governance, risk management, human resource management, project management, sports management, including professional sporting teams and state and national sports governing bodies, business development and planning.

What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • critique organisation strategies for effectiveness in real-life business situations
  • apply marketing theory and skills to practical situations by carrying out effective and accurate evidence-based research
  • make informed funding and investment decisions
  • evaluate the strategic behaviour of competing economic agents and institutions using game theory
  • apply quantitative and statistical tools to solve practical problems in accounting and finance
  • understand the role of strategic international human resource management in the success of a global organisation.

Professional recognition

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course to see what professional registration and membership options exist.


The complete course is 240 credit points.

Students from Australia and New Zealand

AUD$26,500 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.

International students

AUD$31,000 annual tuition fee based on 120 credit points. Get more information on fees and how to pay.

Alumni Advantage

A 10% Alumni discount is available to all La Trobe University alumni. This discount applies to all postgraduate programs offered by La Trobe Business School. Find out more.

Course structure

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
 Academic Integrity Module (Online)Management Practice and Theory
 Sustainable Management and MarketingOrganisational Behaviour
 Introduction to Accounting and FinanceMarketing Management
 Principles of EconomicsHuman Resource Management in a Global Economy
 Statistics for Business and Finance 
Year 2Semester 1Semester 2
 Three La Trobe Business School electives Four La Trobe Business School electives
 Capstone subject

How to apply


Find out how to apply direct to La Trobe.


Find out about how to apply as an international student.


We also offer a number of La Trobe Business School scholarships for both local and international students.

Industry connections

Benefit from our strong professional associations with local and international organisations including:

  • AFL Coaches Association
  • AFL Players Association
  • ANZ
  • Australia Post
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Institute of Management
  • Deloitte
  • Governance Institute of Australia
  • Hayes Knight Melbourne
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia
  • Melbourne City FC
  • PwC
  • Project Management Institute
  • Victorian Auditor General's Office.

Our teachers are seasoned professionals with years of industry experience. You'll also gain practical insights from business leaders through regular guest lectures.

Featured staff

Dr Geraldine Kennett

Professor of Practice – Management

Dr Kennett is Professor of Practice in Management at La Trobe University where she is responsible for teaching, curriculum development and providing industry engagement initiatives for the Business School. Geraldine specialises in leadership, business management and capability development.

She was formerly the Institute for Public Administration Australia's Victorian Chief Executive Officer and was responsible for the development and management of a range of professional development programs and services for members.

Geraldine was also the Institute's Program Director, Australian Industry Group's Membership Strategy Manager and the Australian Human Resource Institute's Professional Development and Membership Manager.

Geraldine is currently Deputy Chair of Multicultural Arts Victoria and a Board Member of Connecting Home. Her qualifications include a Doctorate of Business Administration and a Masters in Training and Development. She is also a Reviewer for the American Journal, Review of Personnel Public Administration.

See Dr Kennett's full staff profile.

Dr Bret Slade

Dr Slade specialises in management and strategic management. He has advised both profit and not-for-profit organisations, and worked with emergency services and Australian and international defence force personnel. He is interested in business resilience and organisational effectiveness.

Dr Slade has contributed to books on Crisis Management and Entrepreneurship in addition to numerous publications in the areas of business psychology, business manoeuvre, strategy and innovation.

See Dr Slade's full staff profile.

Dr Vanessa Ratten

Dr Ratten lectures on a diverse range of subjects including entrepreneurship, innovation and management. She has interests in sports policy and branding, corporate social responsibility, social capital and strategic management. Dr Ratten has co-authored books on Asian and European entrepreneurship and contributed to numerous publications. Her work includes articles on sport-based entrepreneurship, innovations in mobile commerce, and future research directions in tourism marketing.

Dr Ratten also serves on several editorial boards including the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.

See Dr Ratten's full staff profile.

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