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Master of Management at La Trobe

If you're applying for a postgraduate course, our summer semester can give you a head start.

Classes start in November and run until February 2016. Apply now and finish your degree a semester early.

Fee advantage

By starting your degree in November, you will pay 2015 prices for your summer semester subjects.

The course

Become a leader to inspire change and growth. Whether you're a current manager, or seeking to accelerate your career, our management courses will prepare you for leadership roles in your area of expertise. Specialise in the industry area of your choice from our suite of management degrees:

  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing Management
  • Master of Management (Corporate Governance and Risk)
  • Master of Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Management (Human Resources Management)
  • Master of Management (Project Management)
  • Master of Management (Sports Management)

In each degree you'll develop valuable problem-solving and decision-making skills, surrounded by motivated peers in a small-group environment.

Learn from internationally recognised teachers and graduate with the confidence and skills to step into high-level roles across a range of industries.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to enable you to take on management and leadership roles covering a range of government, business and not-for-profit organisations across a range of different countries. You might even want to start your own business.

Industry connections

The strength of this course is underpinned by La Trobe Business School's professional associations, locally and internationally, with organisations including:

  • Deloitte
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Australia Post
  • ANZ
  • Victorian Auditor General's Office
  • Melbourne City FC
  • AFL CA
  • AFL PA
  • Governance Institute of Australia
  • Institute of Public Administration Australia
  • Project Management Institute
  • Hayes Knight Melbourne.

Our teachers are seasoned professionals with years of industry experience, and you'll gain practical insights from business leaders through regular guest lectures. We also have accreditations with a number of organisations including the Australian Computing Society and the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative.

Course information


City Campus

  • Master of Management
  • Master of Management (Corporate Governance and Risk)
  • Master of Management (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
  • Master of Management (Human Resources Management)
  • Master of Management (Project Management)
  • Master of Management (Sports Management)

Melbourne Campus

  • Master of Management
  • Master of Marketing Management


2 years full time.

If you have demonstrated prior learning (e.g. an undergraduate degree in business or more than five years' relevant experience) you may be able to get advanced standing (credit) for the first semester.  This will reduce the length of the course to 1.5 years.


Classes are held during the day and in the evening.

International fees

The complete course is 240 credit points.

AUD$25,880 annual fee based on 120 credit points (2015 indicative course fee). Get more information on fees and how to pay.

Financial support

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.

Academic entry requirements

  • An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. 
  • Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. 
  • We may consider a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. For all accepted English language requirements, visit the course page.

Course content

In your first year you'll learn foundational knowledge from the fields of economics, finance, accounting, management theory and marketing principles over eight core subjects. In your second year, you'll develop knowledge in specialised areas of management, and pursue your interests and career aspirations through a range of electives.

First year core subjects

  • Management and Marketing of Sustainable Value Creation
  • Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation
  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance
  • Management Practice and Theory
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Economy. 

Second year electives

You'll choose subjects from one of the following specialisations:

  • Management
  • Corporate governance
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Human resources management
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Sports management.

You'll also study a capstone subject in Strategic Management.

See the handbook for a full list of available subjects.

How to apply

Find out how to apply to La Trobe University.


A limited number of Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships are available, offering a 20 per cent discount on course fees. 

We also offer an Academic Excellence Scholarship (AUD$10 000-AUD$20 000).

Featured staff

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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