Become a future industry leader with a qualification in management. You’ll learn fundamental business skills along with problem solving, decision making and innovation strategies needed by those who want to manage all aspects of successful organisations.

Management at La Trobe

Develop your understanding of the concepts and issues relating to the management of firms operating the modern Australian and global business environments. You’ll learn key skills in all areas of business from industry professionals, who are passionate about sharing their expertise and experiences.

Spend your first year of university studying key business areas. You’ll study accounting, business, economics and marketing subjects to gain the practical skills you’ll need to work across all industries. By second year, you’ll choose the identify your area of interest and choose the ultimate direction of your degree.

You can specialise in an area you’re passionate about. We offer a variety of majors including tourism, sports management, human resource management, marketing and event management.

We keep our management courses small so you’ll have more one-on-one time with our experienced industry professionals. You’ll learn from professors and academics who are passionate about imparting their knowledge and experience to their students.

Extend your learning beyond the classroom. Each of our specialisations contains a practical work subject, where you’ll take part in a work placement or internship, or be responsible for running an event.

We design our courses with your future career in mind. We partner with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

Career opportunities

A qualification in management is your key into a career in any sector or industry. Graduate with the transferable skills and knowledge to stand out in a competitive field. You could consider working in such roles as:

  • account manager
  • event management
  • general management
  • local government roles
  • marketing management
  • international business
  • tourism and hospitality management.

Short courses

We also offer single subject study. Visit our short courses page to find out more.


Master of Management

Popular course

Location: City

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), Summer 1 (November)Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), Summer 1 (November)

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.2 years

Master of Management (Project Management)

Popular course

Location: City Sydney

Start dates: Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July), Summer 1 (November)Multiple start dates at various locations

Duration: 2 years full-time2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (all campuses), 16 months fast-track full-time (Sydney Campus only)

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our management students.

La Trobe graduates

Where have graduates found work opportunities?

Our recent graduates have started their careers within mid-tier and local firms, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations, and have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations such as:

  • Destination Melbourne
  • Geelong Football Club
  • Hyatt Hotel Corporation
  • Oxford University Press.

How much can I earn?

The wage of a management graduate can vary greatly based on your specialisation, position and organisation you find work in. Below is an estimation of the salary and career path of a management graduate.

  • business management graduate $50,000 - $55,000 per year*
  • experienced account manager $50,000 - $85,000 per year
  • management position or higher $90,000 + per year

*Average salary range for roles located in Melbourne and Sydney, as advertised on Seek, 2017

Industry links

What are industry links?

Industry links are organisations that work with us to shape our curriculum and provide partnership and placement opportunities. We look for strong links with industry, schools, community groups and other stakeholders to ensure you develop the best theoretical and practical skills required in your chosen career.

How do industry links affect me?

Our business industry links consider La Trobe graduates for internships, placements and employment opportunities, as they know our teaching and content standards. Our business industry links include:

  • 3M
  • CPA Australia
  • Drake
  • Oxford University Press
  • RACV
  • Rio Tinto
  • Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Telstra
  • Victoria Police
  • Melbourne Water

Find out more about La Trobe Business School.

Alternative pathways

Are there alternative pathways into a management course?

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. If you have not completed year 12, didn't get the score you needed or are working on ways to transition into tertiary education, we have options for you.

  • Aspire Program - Be recognised for the difference you make. Refer to dates to see if your eligible for an early offer.
  • Course transfer - Start your studies in one business course and apply for transfers into another. *
  • Tertiary Enabling Program - Successfully complete our 17-week program and improve your academic results to be eligible for a range of courses.
  • Work Recognition Program - If you are over 21 years of age, you may be eligible to gain entry into a Bachelor of Business based on your work experience.
  • Diploma in Business - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business at one of our regional campuses and transfer into the second year of the Bachelor of Business.
  • La Trobe Melbourne - Successfully complete a Diploma in Business with our pathway provider, and get guaranteed entry into the second year of our Bachelor of Business.
  • TAFE diplomas - Do a relevant course and get Advance Standing for your prior learning.**
  • * Other than Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics of Bachelor of Laws.
    ** Minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) required for entry into some courses. You may also be eligible for Advanced Standing

    If you'd like some more information, contact our future students team on:

  • T: 1300 135 045
  • W: Future Students website
  • Enquire online: Ask La Trobe
  • Or see alternative course pathways.

Our management staff

Experience the business industry in the classroom. You’ll learn from academics and Professors of Practice who have expertise across a range of industries and sectors. Our staff work with industry to:

  • link our courses with industry
  • design industry-relevant curriculum
  • reflect best practice nationally and globally through lectures, workshops and executive programs.

View staff in management or view all staff from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce.

Placement opportunities

Be career ready. Extend your learning beyond the classroom by testing your knowledge in a ’real world’ role. Create your industry network and gain practical skills through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and placement subjects. Work with your course coordinator to find opportunities that best suit your skills and interests. Previous students have found internship opportunities within organisations such as:

Refer to course specifics above to see what placement opportunities exist for you.

International study opportunities

Give your qualification a global edge with international study. As a part of La Trobe Business School, you may be eligible for a number of opportunities, including study tours and international exchange. Previous International Study Programs have visited:

  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • Europe.

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