Flexibility and timetables

Flexible study options

The La Trobe MBA allows you to switch between face-to-face and online classes, as well as providing a number of subjects that run in block mode.

If you wish to do an accelerated program we can cater to that as well. You can complete the full MBA program in as little as nine months when you undertake all, or the majority of, your subjects online.

Campus network

The La Trobe MBA can be completed at a location 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.

Our regional campuses are 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.

Partnership with Chisholm Institute

We now offer the La Trobe MBA at Chisholm at 311 in Lonsdale Street, Dandenong.

Dandenong location
Chisholm’s recently refurbished facility at 399 Lonsdale Street Dandenong is in Dandenong’s vibrant commercial and cultural heart. Spread over two levels it houses state-of-the-art design studios and green room as well as Chisholm’s higher education programs and video conferencing facilities for partner-programs such as the La Trobe MBA. Its central location makes it easily accessible by train and bus. Secure covered parking (paid) is also available nearby.

Study online

The La Trobe MBA Online presents our internationally-recognised course in a fully-online format that puts you in control.

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: Due to ESOS restrictions, onshore international students can only undertake a maximum of 25 percent 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.

Course name / code Online Regional and Dandenong NightIntensive Study Abroad Notes
Critical Skills for Success    
Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisations  
Managing People and Culture  
Accounting for Making Decisions  
Financial Management  
Applied Marketing Summer intensive run in Bendigo
Data-Driven Business Analysis 
Responsible Leadership   Intensive run in Albury-Wodonga
Innovative Strategies for Change    
Organisational Analysis 

Elective subject study options

Course name / code OnlineRegionalNightIntensive Study Abroad Notes
Corporate Governance     
Strategic Human Resource Management  Only available in Shepparton as 4 day intensive
Entrepreneurship in Global Markets  
Management Information Systems and Knowledge Management    
International Management   Only available in Shepparton as 4 day intensive
Business Research Methods       Not currently offered
Business in Society    
MBA Study Tour     
Community Development Internships       Not currently offered
Experiential Learning Project       Not currently offered
MBA Research Project (1)       
MBA Research Project (2)       
MBA Research Project (3)       
MBA Research Project (4)      

Professional skill development

Boardroom Simulation
The Boardroom Simulation is the final element of the MBA, bringing all of the course components together and facilitating a transition into your professional career. It allows you to stretch yourself in a challenging team-based environment that reflects a true-to-life workplace. You’ll develop a comprehensive business strategy while you broaden and deepen your leadership and managerial strengths and capabilities.

The ePortfolio is a core component of the MBA’s commitment to the development of your personal and professional skills. By the end of the course, you will have a complete portfolio of demonstrated managerial and leadership competencies for career advancement. Active career planning is a central feature of this exercise. You are encouraged to reflect on the connections between your past, present and desired future skills and the competencies required to achieve your career success. The ePortfolio will be submitted and assessed as part of the Boardroom Simulation.

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: