La Trobe University

Master of Biotechnology Management


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years full-time
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 400
This two-year course gives you the competencies required to thrive in the rapidly developing biotechnology industry. It provides a unique combination of studies, allowing you to acquire advanced skills in biotechnology, while attaining sound business/management foundations.

The course aims to leverage advanced training in biotechnology against a business and management setting. You'll have the opportunity to forge a career path in biotechnology industry leadership, and apply scientific foundations to a business and management environment.

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

Specialisations, majors and minors

Facility profile

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

The La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) is a world hub for molecular science research, drawing together scientists from various disciplines to tackle contemporary issues and solve global problems. The LIMS facility is used by both students and scientists and has contributed to our 2015 ranking as ‘well above world class’ (the best possible rating bestowed by the ERA Australian Research Council) for our research in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology.*

The LIMS complex has 56 research and support laboratories, advanced research equipment, a 200-seat auditorium, and over 3,000 square metres of teaching facilities. Around 400 academics, research fellows, postgraduate students and support staff are based at the Institute. LIMS also has a regional node at our Bendigo Campus.

This state-of-the-art facility provides Master of Biotechnology Management students with unrivalled access to researchers in the field so you can learn how business skills apply to a real-world laboratory.

LIMS also has two embedded companies, Hexima and Ad Alta and links to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute .

Read more about this facility and the ground-breaking work we’re doing.

*ERA, 2015

Entry requirements

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

A three-year Australian Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Science, Bioscience, Biotechnology, Pharmacy or a related field. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements 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

Management and leadership positions for graduates with skills in biotechnology, in addition to opportunities in the business arena in positions requiring business and management acumen with a scientific focus.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 400


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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

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.

CRICOS code: 091417K