La Trobe University

Master of Business Administration


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
1.5 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
38 000
Gain the essential skills needed for success in a rapidly changing business environment.

Our Master of Business Administration accelerates your career with a practical, industry-focused approach. All coursework places a strong emphasis on enterprise learning and the United Nations-backed 'Principles for Responsible Management Education' (PRME). With PRME, you'll gain the skills to balance economic and sustainability outcomes.

The La Trobe MBA is a flexible combination of face-to-face and online learning, delivered by our highly qualified and experienced staff, Professors of Practice and industry guest-lecturers. You'll study subjects that cover business analysis, innovation, accounting and responsible leadership. Finally, you'll select from a range of electives that will help you achieve your professional goals.

Our MBA enhances your business knowledge and increases your earning potential.

- La Trobe's MBA is ranked equal first in Victoria and our online MBA is ranked 2nd in Australia.*

- We're one of the few Australian Universities offering an MBA with EPAS accreditation.

- Our 'Career Development ePortfolio' allows you to showcase your professional development and stand out from the crowd.

- Take advantage of multiple yearly intakes.

- Study your MBA online or at any of our Victorian campuses.

*2018 Global MBA Rankings, CEO Magazine

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

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

Australian Bachelor's degree or international equivalent, with a minimum C grade (60%) average in the final year and three years' relevant managerial experience. Applicants with more than eight year's relevant managerial experience but without an undergraduate degree may be considered for professional entry. 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

Our MBA helps you develop management skills to advance your career. MBA careers include: CEO, CFO, entrepreneur, financial advisor, general manager, management consultant, marketing manager, operations manager and product manager.

Graduates from La Trobe's Master of Business Administration have found work as:

La Trobe supports employers who want to place staff in our MBA program. If you are an employer, please contact the Business Development Team for more information:

Professional recognition

The Master of Business Administration has EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. Graduates of the Master of Business Administration may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and the Graduate Management Association of Australia (GMAA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

38 000

Additional costs

You must pay all costs related to international study tours, including travel, meals and accommodation. Costs vary depending on location (all accepted students are eligible to apply for travel grants).


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. Or you can apply to study the MBA online. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805 to find out more.

Additional information

As part of our partnership with Chisholm Institute, you can now study the La Trobe MBA in the heart of Melbourne's South East at Chisholm's Lonsdale Street, Dandenong campus. Chisholm at 311 a contemporary space with modern classrooms and cutting edge technology - a fantastic location to gain your qualification. Find out more about our campus network on the La Trobe MBA Flexibility and timetables page.

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.

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