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.

Besides our City City and Melbourne campus in Bundoora, we have regional campuses located at Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton.

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 nameOnlineRegionalNight (City)IntensiveNotes
Critical Skills for SuccessIntensive run in City
Managing People and Culture Intensive run in City
Accounting for Making DecisionsIntensive run in Bendigo
Financial ManagementIntensive run in Albury-Wodonga
Applied Marketing Intensive run in Bendigo
Data-Driven Business AnalysisIntensive 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

 OnlineRegionalNight (City)IntensiveStudy AbroadNotes
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.
Organisational Analysis      
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: