Master of Business Administration

Ranked Tier 1 and second in Victoria in CEO Magazine’s 2023 Global Online MBA Rankings*

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Why study your MBA at La Trobe?

Our success is your success, too. You’ll stand out from the crowd with an MBA ranked Tier 1 and 18th in the world by CEO Magazine’s 2022 Global Online MBA Rankings*.

You'll develop the critical skills to become a modern manager:

  • Responsible leadership and corporate governance
    • Understand how to manage people and operations to achieve ethical and sustainable outcomes.
  • Entrepreneurship
    • Be ready to take your business plans from conception to completion.
  • Business analysis
    • Explore how data can shape your strategies to help you make smarter decisions.
  • Innovation and design thinking
    • Harness your creativity to drive change across an organisation.
  • Accounting and financial management
    • Accelerate your accounting and finance skills to precisely analyse business practices.

Study an MBA that fits around your life and is tailored to help you achieve your career goals. La Trobe's EFMD-accredited MBA offers a world-class curriculum, co-designed and delivered by major industry partners including Mercer and the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

With flexible options, you can choose to study on campus, online or a blend of both. That means you can balance your work commitments while building globally recognised leadership skills.

Our MBA incorporates contemporary industry intelligence to provide you with meaningful professional opportunities. You'll be more prepared for your next step with career coaching and executive interviews, start-up support, mentoring and networking. You’ll also enhance your career prospects as you develop a co-designed and co-delivered Career Development Portfolio, coached by Randstad Risesmart.

CEO Magazine, 2023, 2023 Global MBA Rankings [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Hear from our MBA students

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La Trobe's MBA improved my credibility, confidence and ability to influence others. The worldly lecturers and assignments encouraged me to interact with people outside my sector and grow as a person. It was my passport to management in local government and without this MBA I wouldn't have been a credible CEO candidate.

Allison Beckwith
Chief Executive Officer, Banyule City Council,
La Trobe MBA Alumni
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The quality lecturers and strong cohort of fellow MBA students challenged me to thrive in a high-performing environment. My experiential learning project with one-on-one mentoring allowed me to learn faster and apply my knowledge in a way that really mattered, all while having the flexibility to study in ways that fit around other life commitments.

David Cannizzo
CEO, Careerhouse,
La Trobe MBA Alumni
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The first reason I decided to study my MBA was the learning and growth opportunity; the second reason was that it’s really becoming a prerequisite to have an MBA on your file; and thirdly, largely, for career advancement. An MBA is fast becoming a prerequisite for career advancement. My advice to others would be, don’t be worried about the workload. You should treat it similar to a sport, where you have to train two nights a week and then you generally have one day on the weekend that you’re committing to that sport. If you can commit that as the bare minimum, you should be able to navigate through an MBA quite easily.

Marcus Guthrie
Master of Business Administration, CEO,
Mildura Health Private Hospital


Award: Master of Business Administration
Start dates: Semester 1 (February 2022), Semester 2 (July 2022)
Duration: 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and scholarships: $39,000 per 120 credit points. A scholarship might be available to you where you could have your fees reduced by up to 25%.
Learn more about fees and scholarships

Entry requirements


Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 60%, and three years relevant managerial experience.

Career outcomes

With a La Trobe MBA, you’ll use your leadership skills, diverse industry networks and understanding of global corporate governance to advance your career in a wide range of industries. Roles may include:

  • General manager
  • Chief operating officer (COO)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Board director
  • Business and management consultant

Study options to suit you

Save up to 25% with a scholarship

Save up to 25% with a scholarship

Our La Trobe Excellence Scholarships could help reduce your fees by up to 25%.  The Excellence Scholarships are awarded to applications that meet the eligibility criteria but cannot be guaranteed as scholarship places are limited

Find out if you qualify

Change your mind? Don’t worry

Change your mind? Don’t worry

If you change your mind about the course and decide to leave before you finish, the parts you completed may grant you a smaller qualification. You may then be able to use this qualification as a pathway into another course.

Learn more about course credit

Your postgraduate pathways

Your postgraduate pathways

There are more ways to get into our MBA than you think. Whether it’s your current work experience or using credit from your previous study, we’ll find an easier path for you.

Your postgraduate pathways

Talk to us to understand your options