Flexibility and timetables
Flexible study options
The La Trobe MBA gives you superb flexibility to choose how, when, and where to study. You can choose all your classes face-to-face, fully online, or switch between face-to-face and online classes as it suits your schedule. Many subjects are also offered in block mode, allowing you to complete most of your in-class studying over one or two weekends.
Want to accelerate your program? We can cater to that as well. You can complete your La Trobe MBA program in as little as 12 months when you undertake all, or the majority of, your subjects online.
Study throughout Victoria
Study your La Trobe MBA face-to-face at a La Trobe campus that suits you. La Trobe University’s City Campus is part of a network of six locations with world-class amenities serving communities across Victoria.
La Trobe MBA regional delivery allows you to study locally at a campus near you, or through intensive block mode at one of La Trobe’s other campuses. This design helps minimise your travel while also allowing you to build a solid professional network. All of our campuses have outstanding teaching, study and communal meeting spaces, supported by state-of-the-art audio-visual and video conferencing facilities.
Study online from anywhere
The La Trobe MBA Online presents our internationally-recognised course in a fully-online format that puts you in control. Online study periods commence six times per year and take seven weeks to complete. Your online study is facilitated by academic and industry experts. Online subjects emphasise the same practical and industry-focused skills and application that characterise fully face-to-face classes. In some online subjects, you may have the option to join in a face-to-face class if it suits your schedule.
The course includes 10 core subjects and two electives, allowing you to specialise in either entrepreneurship or international management. You’ll also complete two professional experience activities – an ePortfolio and a final Boardroom Simulation that brings together all the elements of your course.
Note: Onshore international students can only undertake a maximum of 33% of their course online.
Core subject study options
You can study the following subjects in the modes indicated below – you can also switch between modes at the start of semesters.
|Subject name||Online||Regional||Night (City)||Intensive||Notes|
|Critical Skills for Success||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in City|
|Managing People and Culture||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in City|
|Accounting for Making Decisions||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in Bendigo|
|Financial Management||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in Albury-Wodonga|
|Applied Marketing||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in Bendigo|
|Data-Driven Business Analysis||✔||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in Bundoora|
|Responsible Leadership||✔||✔||✔||✔||For Semester 1, flexible option to move between online and face-to-face within the same study period.|
|Innovative Strategies for Change||✔||✔||✔||✔||For Semester 1, flexible option to move between online and face-to-face within the same study period.|
Elective subject study options
Choose up to four electives from the options below. You can also select electives from the LBS Postgraduate electives list.
Course name / code
|Online||Regional||Night (City)||Intensive||Study Abroad||Notes|
|Corporate Governance||✔||Intensive run in City|
|Strategic Human Resource Management||✔||✔||✔||Intensive run in City|
|International Management||✔||✔||4-day Winter intensive offered in Bundoora.|
|Business Research Methods||Not currently offered|
|MBA Study Tour||✔||✔|
|Experiential Learning Project||Off-site and multi-campus depending on the host organisation.|
|MBA Research Project (1)|
|MBA Research Project (2)|
|MBA Research Project (3)|
|MBA Research Project (4)|
Professional skill development
You’ll also have access to our Career Enhancement Program.
Career Enhancement Program
Whether you are starting a new career, making a lateral move, or jumping into executive roles, you will benefit from active career management and solid reflection on your skills and competencies. The Career Enhancement Program is a core component of our commitment to develop your personal and professional skills during your MBA.
MBA double degrees
La Trobe offers the following double degrees, designed so you can tailor your qualification in a specific field, or enhance your skills in a certain area: