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Online MBA Career Paths

The MBA career path is one of positive growth

As an MBA graduate, you can expect to double your pre-MBA salary within three years of graduation1 and step into roles with high employment growth ranging from 11.8 – 24.7% overall through to May 2024.2,3

The GMAC’s 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey reports that 89% of respondents are looking to hire MBA graduates in 2021.4 You could take advantage of employment growth in these areas:

  • management and related consulting services – 19.3% 2
  • other professionals – 13.3 %3

At La Trobe, you’re expertly prepared for advanced management and consulting roles with a course structure that’s:

  • accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • accredited by EPAS, from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • aligned to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Our MBA helps you develop management skills and gain professional recognition to advance your career. MBA graduate careers may include:

  • CFO
    Develop business strategies, improve profitability, identify opportunities for growth and ensure accounting and auditing meet regulatory requirements.
  • Management consultant
    Help businesses identify ways to improve their operations. Lead projects and manage stakeholders to deliver more efficient and effective business outcomes.
  • Marketing manager
    Shape the public face of your business or organisation. Manage its day-to-day marketing activities and long-term marketing strategy.
  • Operations manager
    Take responsibility for maintaining and increasing organisational efficiency by monitoring procedures and managing customers, stakeholders and staff.
  • Product manager
    Connect teams and stakeholders to identify opportunities for growth and develop products that meet and exceed customer expectations.

Marketing managers


As a marketing manager, you’ll create, recommend and implement marketing programs for products and services that improve service offerings and the bottom line. According to the 2019 labour projections, advertising, public relations and sales managers expect a growth rate of 14.3% – nearly double the national average.3,2 Payscale reports marketing managers earn an average salary of $79,245.5

Management analyst


As a management analyst, you’ll evaluate how an organisation operates then create and implement plans and processes for improvement. You could work as part of that organisation, for a consultancy group or on your own. According to the 2019 labour projections, management and organisation analysts will see a growth rate of 24.7% – nearly three times the national average.3,2 Payscale reports an average salary of $71,834 for those holding a management analyst title.6

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Program outcomes

By graduation, you can:

Career support from La Trobe

As you get ready to advance your career, La Trobe’s career services team and alumni community are here to support you. You’ll graduate ready to put your best foot forward to secure the role you want.


Get resume support through our CareerHub to write effective, targeted resumes. You have access to 24/7 automated feedback online and you can request personalised feedback from a career adviser. Learn more.

Interview Preparation

Use our free online tool – Big Interview – to get ready to nail your interview. Know what to expect and practise general, behavioural and technical questions for over 140 industries and sets. Use the Answer Builder tool so you can find the right stories to tell in answers to questions. Finally, get hands-on practice with mock interviews as you’re coached by an expert.

Alumni Community

As a graduate of La Trobe University, you’ll have access to our team of career advisers. To arrange an appointment, please complete the Alumni Career Consultation request form.


  1. Ready, Ben. “The Truth About Post MBA Salary Expectations.” MBA News Australia, 28 Aug. 2018,
  2. “Employment Outlook to May 2024.” 2019 Employment Projections – for the five years to May 2024, Australian Government Labour Market Portal, Accessed 14 October 2020.
  3. “Occupation projections – five years to May 2024.” 2019 Employment Projections – for the five years to May 2024, Australian Government Labour Market Portal, Accessed 14 October 2020.
  4. “The Impact of COVID-19 on the Hiring of Business School Graduates September 21, 2020: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2020.” Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC). 21 September 2020.
  5. “Average Marketing Manager Salary in Australia.” Payscale, Accessed 2 December 2020.
  6. “Average Management Analyst Salary in Australia” Payscale, Accessed 2 December 2020.