La Trobe University

Master of Management


Semester starts
March, July, November
2 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 000

Businesses are constantly adapting to meet the challenges of a modern economy. Our Master of Management is designed to make you a manager who can lead expansion and change within an organisation. As the course is open to students from a range of backgrounds, you'll be studying in a multidisciplinary environment, where you'll be exposed to a broad exchange of ideas.

In your first year you'll learn foundational knowledge from the fields of economics, finance, accounting, management theory and marketing principles over eight core subjects. In your second year, you'll develop knowledge in specialised areas of management, and pursue your interests and career aspirations through a range of electives.

Benefit from our association with:


- Australia Post

- Deloitte

- Hayes Knight Melbourne

- Melbourne City FC

- PwC

- Victorian Auditor General's Office.

Our teachers are seasoned professionals with years of industry experience. You'll also gain practical insights from business leaders through regular guest lectures.

The course is studied for two years full-time during the day and in the evening at our Melbourne and City campuses. We offer a flexible timetable that allows you to balance your study with other commitments. All core subjects are available as evening classes. If you have demonstrated prior learning you may be able to get advanced standing (credit) for the first semester. This will reduce the length of the course to 1.5 years.

Whether you're a current manager, or seeking to accelerate your career, our management courses will prepare you for leadership roles in your area of expertise.

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

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Master's level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. (Optional) The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate to gain entry to a 1.5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program.

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

You'll graduate with the knowledge and skills to take on management roles in a range of government, business and not-for-profit organisations around the globe. You might even want to start your own business. Depending on your specialisation, you'll find opportunities in the following areas: corporate governance, risk management, human resource management, project management, sports management, including professional sporting teams and state and national sports governing bodies, business development and planning.

Professional recognition

Depending on major or subject choice, graduates of the Master of Management may apply for membership with professional organisations such as the Project Management Institute, the Governance Institute of Australia or the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 000


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

If you can demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business-related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English language proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

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: 077460B