Industry connected

Building professional networks

Our world-class program has been designed to encourage peer-to-peer collaboration. You’ll thrive within our diverse community of talented, engaged and experienced students. We believe that progress is made through facing challenges, and you’ll be tested in a variety of ways from day one. Critical thinking, collaborative leadership, and innovation are central aspects of the experience.

'Completing my MBA through La Trobe was a fantastic experience. I met great people, was  challenged intellectually and found my mindset changed with respect to leadership, personal and professional growth.'
Janine Young, Ombudsman - Energy and water NSW, La Trobe graduate

'The Master of Business Administration enabled me to grasp concepts paramount to correct business development, management and operations of an organisation. The tools gained in this degree have allowed me to become an exceptional candidate for any management or leadership position.'
Ken Blowfield, La Trobe graduate - Master of Business Administration, Co-founder and lead business developer Athletic Institute

Co-design with industry partners

Our MBA draws on a range of industry partners, placing a strong emphasis on enterprise learning. You’ll broaden your business knowledge through our uniquely co-designed program. Our curriculum design partners, include NORTH Link, Carlton Football Club, Optus, Lean Six Sigma Analytics and the Melbourne Innovation Centre.

'NORTH Link is proud to assist La Trobe MBA students in building their enterprise skills through real-life problem solving projects with our business networks.'
Karen Stephens, Manager Northern Industry Placement Program, NORTH Link

'The La Trobe MBA creates a strong connection between the skill development opportunities with the skills required by business.' Gerard Mullins, Chair MBA Advisory Board

MBA Advisory Board

The La Trobe MBA Advisory Board plays a distinct role in the future direction of the MBA Program and provides advice on the critical skills to excel in a rapidly changing business environment.

Our board is composed of both internal and external stakeholders. Internal stakeholders include the Head of the La Trobe Business School, as well the Director and Deputy Director of the MBA program. External stakeholders serving on the board are a mixture of La Trobe alumni and industry professionals.

Current external members of the board

Gerard Mullins
Managing Director, Mullins Advisory

Caroline Patton
Head of Strategy & Operations, Accuteque

Jill Gleeson
Group Manager, Business Continuity Management, St John of God Health Care

David Williamson
Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Innovation Centre

Dr Roger Hilton
Director, Lean Sigma Analytics Pty Ltd

Chi Van Nguyen
Country Brand & Communications Manager, IBM Vietnam

Our graduates

Graduate as a leader who can develop and sustain a competitive advantage for your organisation.

Past La Trobe MBA graduates have worked at:

  • ACA Pacific Group Co. Ltd – Purchasing Manager
  • Accenture UK – Business Development Director
  • City of Whittlesea – Manager Infrastructure
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation – Executive General Manager, Business & Planning
  • PT Bank Maybank Indonesia – Head of Investment
  • Saint Gobain – National Product & Services Manager.