La Trobe University

Master of Management


Start dates
March, July, November 2018
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Fees and costs
$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

Businesses are constantly adapting to meet the challenges of a modern economy. Our Master of Management is designed to make you a manager who can lead expansion and change within an organisation. As the course is open to students from a range of backgrounds, you'll be studying in a multidisciplinary environment, where you'll be exposed to a broad exchange of ideas.

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.

Benefit from our association with:


- Australia Post

- Deloitte

- Hayes Knight Melbourne

- Melbourne City FC

- PwC

- 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.

The course is studied for two years full-time during the day and in the evening at our Melbourne and City campuses. We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes. If you have demonstrated prior learning 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.

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Prem Gaire

Prem Gaire

Current student, Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

“My course is about creating business opportunities.”


Prem Gaire believes that people can best serve society through innovative business. It was this belief – along with the practical industry relevance of the course – that attracted him to the Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

An international student from Nepal, Prem is flourishing at La Trobe, achieving A grades in all four subjects in his first semester. He is loving the challenges that each new assignment presents.

‘My course is about creating business opportunities either within an established business or by creating a new business altogether. My current qualification and experience will help me shape my future.’

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. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

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.

Professional recognition

Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Management may apply for membership with professional organisations such as the Project Management Institute, the Governance Institute of Australia or the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$28,000 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2018 or Summer Semester, 2018/19.

How to apply for an postgraduate degree

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

Additional information

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: