Master of Biotechnology Management

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 091417K

Level of study: Postgraduate


Launch your career in the thriving biotechnology industry.

La Trobe's Master of Biotechnology Management helps you understand the potential for developments in biotechnology to advance human health, environmental sustainability, food security and alternative renewables. You'll gain a solid foundation in how to apply leadership and project management skills within the biotechnology industry.

You'll learn:

Proteomics and genomics

Gain theoretical experience in advanced technologies such as CRISPR-mediated gene editing, next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry along with molecular biology and protein chemistry fundamentals.


Explore a variety of economic concepts and how they can be applied in real-world business and policy-making.

Bio-business management

Examine organisational structure, intellectual property, scientific reasoning, market research and ethics.


Learn how to use and apply commonly available bioinformatics software programs to address biological problems.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Career Outcomes

Skilled biotechnology management professionals can find employment in a variety of roles that include:

Sales representative

Increase the market share, provide high-quality customer service and attend conferences for biotechnology businesses.

Project officer

Provide technical support for researchers and liaise with vendors, service personnel and stakeholders.

Clinical development officer

Manage clinical sites and ensure timely delivery of clinical trial enrolment.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
39,000 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086

Entry criteria

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent).

WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 60%

Specialisation - compulsory: Science, Bioscience, Biotechnology, Pharmacy or a related field.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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