La Trobe University

Master of Business Administration


Semester starts
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
1.5 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)
38 000

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

Academic entry requirement

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 year's relevant managerial experience but without an undergraduate degree may 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.

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.

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 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

Annual tuition fee (A$)

38 000

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 or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805. Or you can apply to study the MBA online. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805 to find out more.

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:

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