Master of Business Administration/Master of Health Administration
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.
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): 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.
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.
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$)
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
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