New Master of Business Administration course proving popular, La Trobe University Shepparton representatives say.SIONNIE KELLY July 31, 2014 3:44am
Alex Tsymbalov is getting ready to go back to school and study a Master of Business Administration at Shepparton's La Trobe University campus.
La Trobe University’s Master of Business Administration, launched in Shepparton this year, has proven a popular way to access post-graduate education without having to relocate to Melbourne, a university representative says.
The MBA is available at all four of La Trobe University’s regional campuses — Shepparton, Mildura, Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga — and has about 35 students enrolled in it.
Regional pro vice-chancellor Professor Richard Speed said the MBA was a much more comprehensive program than studying online.
Students complete the MBA through a combination of video link-ups during the week and intensive courses during the weekend, which can be done at regional and city campuses.
‘‘It is a way of using technology to offer something in Shepparton we’ve never been able to do before,’’ Prof Speed said.
MBA director Professor Amalia Di Iorio said the MBA was a unique degree.
‘‘We’re the only university who is offering the MBA across different campuses in Victoria, so it’s quite a novel approach,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve really made it a statewide MBA so students can network through regional Victoria and through the city.’’
Prof Di Iorio said the MBA was a good way of encouraging professionals to stay in regional towns because it made it unnecessary for them to relocate for post-graduate education.
Aldi Food Stores area manager Alex Tsymbalov will start his MBA next month and said he was eager to do it because he wanted to build upon his theoretical knowledge.
‘‘At the moment with work I’m very focused on the way we do business, so studying will get me thinking about other companies and approaching other challenging situations,’’ he said.
Mr Tsymbalov said he wanted to build his networks and continue to work while studying, which is why the MBA appealed to him.
La Trobe University MBA student Greg Richards said he decided to enrol in the degree because studying in Shepparton appealed to him.
‘‘I think if they didn’t have that regional delivery model I wouldn’t be able to complete it,’’ he said.
Mr Richards said having a MBA was a prerequisite for senior management roles, but a lot of regional people did not have the qualification because the course had not easily been available to them in the past.
To qualify for the MBA, those with a bachelor degree must have three years of managerial experience and those without must have eight years of experience.
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