La Trobe University

Master of Business Administration (Online)


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You can complete the La Trobe MBA in as little as 12 months.
Annual tuition fee (A$)
TBC (2017 indicative fee $35 500)
The La Trobe MBA is highly rated both in Australia and internationally.

The curriculum is designed to make you a modern and responsible business leader who has the expertise to develop and sustain competitive advantages for your organisation. The program focuses on the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education, general management skills and includes a comprehensive personal and professional skills development unit.

This program is delivered online, with more than five intakes per year.

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

Entry requirements

English language requirement

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

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)

for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Academic entry requirement

Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent, with a minimum C grade (60 per cent) average in the final year and three years of relevant managerial experience. If you have more than eight years of relevant managerial experience but do not have an undergraduate degree, you may still 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

If you're seeking to advance your career in general management in either a national or international setting, this course is for you. Typically, opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors and within for-profit organisations. Equally, if you wish to start your own business, this course will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to succeed.

Professional recognition

The Master of Business Administration (Online) 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 (online) 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$)

TBC (2017 indicative fee $35 500)


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

How to apply

Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. Visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team. See the online program for more information.

Additional information

We have six Online Study Periods per year: - Online Study Period 1: 02/01/2017 - 19/02/2017 - Online Study Period 2: 27/02/2017 - 16/04/2017 - Online Study Period 3: 24/04/2017 - 11/06/2017 - Online Study Period 4: 03/07/2017 - 20/08/2017 - Online Study Period 5: 28/08/2017 - 15/10/2017 - Online Study Period 6: 23/10/2017 - 10/12/2017 Please remember: studying one of our online courses as an international student doesn’t make you eligible for an Australian student visa. You need to have an on-campus place with an Australian education provider to be eligible for an Australian student visa. Because this course is online, students studying this course don’t meet this requirement.

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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