Your MBA, Your Life, Infinite Possibilities
Graduate School of Management, La Trobe University
The Graduate School of Management (GSM) was established in 1997 as part of the Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University and is a leading provider of postgraduate and post-experience management education and training services, nationally and internationally. Core offerings include an MBA, Master of International Business, a Study Abroad Postgraduate Business Administration Program, a PhD Program, a customised Executive Education/Consultancy Program, together with short course education and training programs. The Schools dedicated facilities are adjacent to the Melbourne Bundoora Campus and provide students with personalised and dedicated facilities and services.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Associated Programs
- GDBA (Graduate Diploma in Business Administration)
- GCBA (Graduate Certificate in Business Administration)
La Trobe University's MBA and associated programs (GDBA and GCBA) are intensive and rigorous and are renowned for their flexibility and extensive range of unit offerings. This inherent flexibility allows students to pursue a general management program with units covering the many and varied areas of contemporary management practice. The programs are targeted at managers operating in both the private and public sectors who wish to upgrade and/or broaden their general management skills.
The courses are designed to enable graduates to tackle problems creatively in order to achieve optimum results for their organisations. They achieve this by striking a balance between theory and practice and by providing both synthetic and real case settings within which theory may be enacted and tested for effect.
The quality of the student learning experience is underpinned by the use of senior, highly qualified and experienced teachers, each of whom has operated in a corporate headquarters setting and has published scholarly articles in his/her respective field.
Students will have the opportunity of interacting with managers from various industries and countries and/or exchanging ideas and experiences.
La Trobe University's MBA has been specifically structured to suit the needs of students with active professional careers and can be completed in 12 - 15 months of full-time study. A feature of the program is its 4 term academic year, which provides students with flexible study options, including a wide range of unit offerings and different modes of unit delivery.
The La Trobe University MBA provides a truly international learning experience.
This is a great chance to take control of your future.
The School offers a dynamic and academically rigorous education in general management and staff are committed to providing students with the necessary global perspective of business, in order to ensure their success as managers in the 21st century.
The theoretical base is balanced with practical skills and insights from working managers. Our experienced staff have been widely exposed to international business operations and have studied and taught at universities all over the world.
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Other Features of the La Trobe MBA Program
While studying at the Graduate School of Management students have the opportunity of participating in the Student Exchange Program at one of La Trobe's partner institutions around the world. The experience gives students the chance to broaden their knowledge of how business is done internationally and also the opportunity of living and studying in a completely different environment.
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Our Alumni benefit from networking opportunities that will reach far into the future, and across the globe, providing them with lifelong connections to the School, the University, and to the students with whom they have studied.
Candidates are provided with a comprehensive orientation program that includes both a library workshop at the Universitys world-class library and an academic writing and referencing workshop.
A Career Workshop is held twice yearly by the GSM and Hudson Global Resources. On completion of the workshop registration with Hudson provides worldwide career networking opportunities.
Academic Admission Requirements
MBA: A Bachelor degree and at least 2 years postgraduate work experience
GDBA: A Bachelor degree and/or relevant work experience or Graduate Certificate in Business Administration
GCBA: A Bachelor degree and/or relevant work experience
English Language Requirements
Applicants must be proficient in English and possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
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Modes of Delivery
MBA: AUD 32,100
GDBA: AUD 16,050
GCBA: AUD 8,025
The Graduate School of Management offers a number of annual scholarships and awards, to obtain further information please visit:
Term Dates - 2008 to 2009
Term 3, 2008: 23 June 12 September
Term 4, 2008: 15 September 28 November
Term 1, 2009: 12 January 3 April
Term 2, 2009: 6 April 26 June
Term 2, 2009: 29 June- 18 September
Term 4, 2009: 21 September 4 December
The program allows for four intakes per year, at the commencement of each term. For further information on term dates, please visit:
How to Apply
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Student Profile: Why La Trobe?
Frank Lattuch MBA Graduate 2008
I started my academic career in Germany with a Bachelor of Sciences (Business Administration) with majors in Marketing and Organisational Management. Due to my work experience at multinational organisations in the field of marketing, I have spent long periods of time abroad, e.g. USA and India. To top off my international experiences I decided to go abroad for an academic challenge.
I was attracted by La Trobe University because it is located in the eclectic capital city of, Melbourne, Australia. The Bundoora campus is only a short ride away from the city and the variety of units offered at the Graduate School of Management enabled me to tailor the program to my personal needs. I highly recommend subjects like Coporate Strategy, Organisational Behaviour or Business Improvement Methodologies.
My experiences in Australia while undertaking the MBA have exposed me to waking up to the sound of wild-life, followed by riding my bike through un-crowded streets, to arrive at a place where I am nurtured by experienced lecturers, supervisors and peers in the development of my business skills. My business acumen was improved through excellent support and encouragement, including exposure to realistic business situations, which in turn built my confidence as a successful business person. The professional knowledge can be transferable, enabling me to take my learning from Australia back to my home-country, Germany. Most importantly I have felt welcomed and valued as a student and a future colleague by all members of the staff and student body.