Master of Business Administration (Advanced)

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080774B

Level of study: MBA


La Trobe's industry-focused Master of Business Administration (MBA) accelerates your business career – and our advanced program will take it even further.

Understand the issues facing global businesses and tackle real-world business problems. In this advanced program you'll build the same expertise our MBA is known for – and you'll explore four additional subjects, broadening your career options. Specialise in your business function of choice and expand your expertise.

Be ready to lead in challenging environments with a refined understanding of how to provide good corporate governance. In this MBA, built on the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), you'll build the expertise to help businesses achieve their economic and sustainability goals.

This accredited degree, which was co-designed by industry partners such as Mercer and Accenture, will help you grow your career. Build a toolkit to combat the emerging challenges of the 21st century as you learn from experienced academics and guest industry lecturers. Establish strong business foundations through evidence-based coursework and absorb yourself in interactive learning.

Looking for flexible learning options? Fit your study around work and lifestyle commitments with our flexible timetable. You'll keep your career moving forwards, even while you prepare to step up to the next level. We also offer individualised career support based on your personal aspirations.

Tackle the big issues shaping modern business, such as digitisation, globalisation and corporate governance, and develop lifelong networks through our outstanding industry links and global alumni network.

You'll learn:

Business analysis

Build the business fundamentals to shape strategies and make smarter decisions.

Accounting and finance

Refine your skills in accounting and finance to better analyse business practices.

Innovation and design thinking

Learn how to think creatively and drive change across an organisation.

Responsible leadership and corporate governance

Understand how to manage people and operations, and achieve ethical and sustainable outcomes.


Be ready to take your business plans from conception to completion.

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

Career outcomes

When you graduate, you'll be ready to advance your career in an array of industries thanks to your networks, leadership skills and understanding of global corporate governance.

Prepare for roles like:

  • General manager
  • Chief operating officer (COO)
  • Chief financial officer (CFO)
  • Board director
  • Business and management consultant

Professional recognition

The Master of Business Administration (Advanced) is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Master of Business Administration may apply for membership with the Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML) and the MB Aus Australasia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

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
42,800 Per Year 31 Jul 2023 2 years
Full time
City Campus
Level 2, 360 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Minimum three years' relevant managerial experience

Applicants with more than eight years relevant managerial experience but without an undergraduate degree may be considered for professional entry. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or evidence of employment experience.

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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