La Trobe brings MBA to the regions

As of 2014, the La Trobe Business School will offer at its regional campuses the only face-to-face postgraduate MBA qualification between the Murray River and Melbourne.

VC Fellow Mick Malthouse will meet MBA studentsMBA Program Director Professor Amalia Di Iorio and Executive Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Richard Speed have hosted information session about the MBA program at the University's Albury-WodongaBendigo, Mildura and Shepparton campuses. 

The school’s MBA was recently ranked No.2 in Victoria by the Australian Financial Review’s important 2013 BOSS MBA rankings, and given a 5 Star rating for a third successive year by the Graduate Management Association of Australia.

It is a leading edge program that has been designed with a focus on local and global business issues and includes a comprehensive personal and professional skills development component. 

‘Our MBA offers significant competitive advantages to individuals and organisations and prepares graduates for a strong career trajectory. This is evidenced in these robust AFR BOSS rankings,’ said Professor Di lorio.

An important factor in the high rankings achieved by the La Trobe MBA is the quality of teaching.

‘Our staff bring with them skills and expertise from working at some of the world's largest organisations,’ said Professor Speed.

‘They offer invaluable insight and an extended network of business professionals,’ said Professor Speed.

Onsite delivery of the La Trobe MBA at the regional campuses means that students will study weeknights locally for some subjects. Other subjects will be run as an intensive block mode at one of La Trobe’s Victorian campuses, where the cohort will gather together to learn and network with each other.  

The delivery design and structure will allow students to minimise travel and maximise their learning opportunities, as they engage with their class mates and MBA staff.  

‘We fully expect that students will form study groups and talk to each other, because face to face study facilitates that sort of engagement opportunity. This will serve to further enhance their learning experience,’ said Professor Di lorio.

Professor Di lorio also believes the MBA is a great tool for capacity building in local communities.

‘Individuals who undertake our MBA will be in a position to enrich the communities they live in,’ said Professor Di lorio.

Professor Speed agrees.

‘Our MBA students will enhance their networks throughout Victoria, have exposure to new and cutting edge ideas and best practices, all the while learning from a curriculum platform that embeds responsibility and sustainability,’ said Professor Speed.

More information about our ratings and rankings is available here.                             

MBA sessions

Mildura: Thursday 17 October 2013

Bendigo: Monday 21 October 2013

Albury-Wodonga: Monday 28 October 2013

Shepparton: Tuesday 29 October 2013

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Image: MBA students will meet Vice-Chancellor's Fellow Mick Malthouse as part of their studies.