Home' Border Enterprise : July 2014 Contents JULY 2014 ENTERPRISE DIRECT 9
THE business manager of the Wodonga
Chamber is one of 60 students across Victoria
who is undertaking the internationally
accredited, five-star Master of Business
Administration (MBA) at La Trobe University.
Bernie Squire is a quarter of the way through
the course and said that it would be difficult for
rural based people to attain an MBA if La Trobe
had not been able to offer the qualification
The MBA program was launched this year and
is offered at the Bendigo, Shepparton, Mildura
and Albury-Wodonga campuses and is off to
a flying start with a cohort of more than 60
Several students are the recipients of generous
university-funded scholarships and come from
a wide range of industry backgrounds. Some
students have been accepted via professional
entry and are now experiencing tertiary
education for the first time.
This innovative degree was ranked in the top
two MBAs in Victoria by the highly regarded
Australian Financial Review Boss MBA
Rankings in 2013. It is also the first MBA in
Australia to be awarded the prestigious EPAS
accreditation by the European Foundation for
The curriculum is underpinned by the United
Nations backed Principles of Responsible
Management education and focuses on
responsible management and leadership
in business. The program also includes a
comprehensive personal and professional skills
All students come together for the foundation
subject taught at La Trobe's state-of-the-art city
campus in Melbourne's CBD. The unit focuses
on team-building and leadership skills with
experts such as AFL coach Mick Malthouse
teaching into the degree. It also provides
valuable opportunities for students to begin
building their professional networks.
At the end of the program, students engage
their newly developed skills in a real-life
The flexible and blended delivery modes mean
that classes can be selected to fit in with busy
To fi nd out more visit www.latrobe.edu.au/
World class course available locally
La Trobe's MBA program develops team-building and leadership skills with experts such as AFL coach Mick Malthouse.
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