La Trobe University

Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration

Overview

Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration
2.5 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
36 200

This course is a comprehensive study package for professionals in health service settings who want to expand their career pathway into senior management roles in public or private organisations. It also provides an entry into the health sector for managers working in non-healthcare settings.

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

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

Applicants are required to hold an Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent Bachelor's degree in a business or related field and have a minimum of two years relevant management experience in the health sector. Applicants are also required to submit a one page statement of reasons for study and be supported by two referees.

Minimum grade average equivalent to 70% in previous qualification if in a related field, of 75% if in an unrelated 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.

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.

Career outcomes

Graduates can find work in senior management roles in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, health centres, research centres, pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers, consulting firms and government organisations.

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.

The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM). 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.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

36 200

Scholarships

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.

Additional information

Please note this course is held at the City Campus (Collins Street), which is located in the CBD. You might like to consider finding accommodation close to your campus. Applicants must review the Supplementary checklist for required documents to submit with their application.

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:

CRICOS code: 077914K