La Trobe University

Master of Business Administration


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2019
1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Fees and costs
$36,200 per 120 credit points.

The La Trobe MBA is about more than just taking the next step in your career. By studying with us, you'll consider issues like responsibilities to co-workers and the community, and graduate as a leader who can develop and sustain a competitive advantage for your organisation.

You'll participate in real business scenarios, participate in a boardroom simulation, and create your own e-portfolio as part of your studies. Responsible management is a key theme across your subjects, underpinned by the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Flexible study modes including weekend and evening classes mean you'll be able to complete this course alongside your other commitments. You can choose from full-time or part-time options.

The La Trobe MBA is currently ranked 27th in the Asia Pacific (QS TopMBA Global 200 Business Schools Report 2017). It's ranked 12th in Australia (QS and the AFR BOSS rankings) and ranked 9th in the world for online rankings (CEO-MAG 2017). It is one of the select few universities in Australia with the prestigious European Foundation for Management Development's EPAS accreditation.

This course is also delivered in partnership with Chisholm at Chisholm at 311. For more information please visit the Chisholm website.

Entry requirements


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 years' relevant managerial experience but without an undergraduate degree may be considered for professional entry.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites 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

Past La Trobe MBA graduates have worked at: - Accenture UK - Business Development Director - City of Whittlesea - Manager Infrastructure - Port of Melbourne Corporation - Executive General Manager, Business & Planning - ACA Pacific Group Co. Ltd - Purchasing Manager - Saint Gobain - National Product & Services Manager - PT BII - MayBank Head of Investment.

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 costs

Course fees

$36,200 per 120 credit points.

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 to start in Semester 2, 2018.

Applications for Semester 1, 2019 will open later this year.

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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. For detailed information please select the relevant campus: