Andrew Demetriou opens City Campus

Andrew Demetriou, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League, officially opened La Trobe University’s new City Campus on Thursday 25 July.

City campus foyer Surrounded by Melbourne’s banking and legal centre, the new state-of-the-art facility is situated at 360 Collins Street, in the heart of Melbourne’s business district.

The facility has been designed with the latest innovations in educational design and teaching and learning technology.

‘It is a state-of-the-art teaching facility in a corporate environment,’ said MBA Program Director, La Trobe Business School, Professor Amalia Di lorio.

‘The campus also contains a modern boardroom which we use in MBA classes to provide real-life business situations.

‘Delivering the MBA in this central city location will enable MBA students to engage closely with the business sector and will be convenient and easily accessible.

‘Flexibility is an important aspect of our MBA delivery. Many post-graduate courses will be available for intensive “block mode” study as well as some options for study outside normal working hours,’ said Professor Amalia Di lorio.

The MBA will be one of many qualifications that La Trobe Business School will deliver from this new city location.  Other education programs will range from short courses, executive certificates and diplomas right through to the bachelor and postgraduate level qualifications.

‘Short courses can be conducted in as little as half a day or be as extensive as required,’ said Professor Amalia Di lorio.

One of the courses that will be offered in 2014 will be the new course Master of Management (Sport Management).

Director of La Trobe Sport, Professor Russell Hoye, said the new course was designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to take on senior management and leadership roles with professional sporting teams and leagues, major stadiums and events, as well as within international, national and state sport governing bodies.

The new Master of Management (Sport Management) degree will have a focus on improved performance and is designed to improve the performance of individuals and organisations within the sport industry.

Professor Hoye said the city location would bring additional benefits to students.

‘La Trobe also has formal partnerships with the AFL Players Association, AFL Sports Ready, Melbourne Cricket Club, Melbourne Heart Football Club and Netball Australia’ said Professor Hoye.

‘The city location will enable a fantastic opportunity for not only our students to engage directly with leaders in the sport industry but for industry to engage with us’ he said.

Additional information about the City Campus available here.

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