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MBA Online

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    9 months full-time; 18 months part-time

  • Start date:

    Multiple start dates – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    La Trobe University

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What you'll learn

About this course

Do you want to be a business leader? This MBA Online through La Trobe University can help you achieve your career goals and take your business skills and knowledge to the next level.

Comprising 10 core subjects and two electives, this course lets you specialise in either entrepreneurship or international management. You'll cover key areas such as financial and management accounting, marketing, business analysis and modelling, responsible leadership and values, ethics and diversity in organisations. You'll also create an ePortfolio to enhance your future employment opportunities, and gain valuable professional experience via a final Boardroom Simulation.

With an emphasis on increasingly important areas of management and the second-highest graduate salary in Victoria (Source: 2015/16 QS TopMBA.com Job & Salary Trends), La Trobe's MBA program is designed to set you apart from the crowd.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an Australian bachelor's degree or international equivalent qualification with at least a C grade (60%) average in the final year; AND
  • Have three years of relevant postgraduate managerial experience (applicants with eight or more years of relevant managerial experience instead of an undergraduate degree may also be considered for professional entry)

You will also be required to submit the following documentation as part of your application:

  • An up-to-date CV, including confirmation of three years' managerial experience
  • Contact details for two referees
  • A personal statement of no more than 2,400 characters
  • Your academic transcript, including grades

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you will study include:

Core subjects:

  • Academic integrity module
  • Personal and professional skills development
  • Management fundamentals
  • Values, ethics and diversity in organisations
  • Financial and management accounting
  • Management finance
  • Marketing
  • Business analysis and modelling
  • Responsible leadership
  • Strategic management
  • Organisational analysis

Elective subjects:

  • Human resource management and employment relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management information systems and knowledge management
  • International management
Drawing on almost 50 years of experience, La Trobe University is at the forefront of higher education in Australia and throughout the world. Ranked number 58 in the world in the 2016 Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, and among the top 10 universities in Australia, La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.

Offering a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs across fields including arts and communications, health sciences, business and commerce, and law, students have the option of studying at one of La Trobe’s seven campuses throughout Victoria, or in some cases, entirely online. Many of the university’s study programs also offer industry placements, and are accredited by professional associations nationally and globally.
As a student of La Trobe University Online, you’ll be able to log in to the Learning Management System (LMS) to access your course materials 24/7, so you can study when and where it suits you. You’ll also receive email and phone access to a designated student services specialist for the duration of your course.

If you’d like to update your research skills, or you just need some subject advice, a Peer Learning Adviser (PLA) can offer support at every turn. All students of La Trobe – online or on campus – also receive ongoing access to a range of academic, career and personal support services, including assignment writing and referencing skills courses, career development workshops, and counselling.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Business Administration from La Trobe University.

This qualification will equip you with valuable business knowledge from global business leaders, and a wide network of relevant industry contacts. You will also gain a socially responsible perspective on business theory and practice, and relevant real-world industry experience that will prepare you for any challenge in today's business landscape.

Curious about where a career in management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Financial Broker
  • General Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Officer
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Project Support Officer
  • IT Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all, or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

La Trobe University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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