MBA rating underscores excellence
17 Sep 2008
The La Trobe University MBA has been given a four star rating by The Good Universities Guide, a key reference used by many domestic and international students when choosing a further study destination.
In addition, the academics at the Graduate School of Management who teach the La Trobe MBA received five stars for the excellence of their qualifications confirming the University's high standards.
The MBA is also well connected to the business community including partnerships with the Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ACCSR), the AMA Victoria and the City of Whittlesea.
As a result, La Trobe MBA graduates are in high demand and command high starting salaries - one of the two most important measures students consider when choosing a higher business qualification.
Professor Geoffrey Durden, Head of the Graduate School of Management said the La Trobe MBA offers a traditional format for functionalists to move into corporate management.
"There are a range of elective options for students when they have mastered the key general management principles."
Professor Durden also says the MBA has a significant international appeal, substantiated by a steady increase in the number of people in Vietnam choosing the La Trobe MBA program.
Martina Sieger, an MBA graduate from Germany says she benefited from the international experience of completing her MBA at La Trobe University.
"It was a great opportunity to interact with a great mix of Australian and International students," she says.
"I was also very impressed with the way the Graduate School of Management kept the content of the course current and ensured what was being taught still applies in business and industry."