La Trobe University

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
2 years full-time Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing, allowing them to accelerate their studies.
Annual tuition fee (A$)
34 200
Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, our Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement.

Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies. You'll learn to use analytics and risk management processes to inform key business practices. When you graduate, you'll be indispensable as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

You'll undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills before specialising in business operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge about communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The business operations stream will prepare you for the modern business environment which requires more complex data analysis than ever before. You'll learn predictive techniques and how to use analytics to gain knowledge and skills to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This degree provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to start or progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.

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

Entry requirements

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Academic entry requirement

Students must have completed an Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent. Applicants must also be proficient in the English language with strong verbal and written communication skills. NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Cybersecurity experts are increasingly in demand globally and across a wide variety of industries, including government, defence, banking and finance, telecommunications, health care and retail. Graduates will be well positioned for the following careers: - Security architect - Cyber intelligence - Compliance assurance manager - Cybersecurity consultant - Security analyst - Security policy advisor - Researcher - Risk management specialist Additionally, this course is suited to senior managers and executives to ensure they are well-equipped to protect their organisations from the threat of cybercrime.

Fees and scholarships

Annual tuition fee (A$)

34 200


Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your course fees.

You may be eligible for the Optus sponsored scholarships valued at $10,000 over 2 years to assist students studying the Master of Cybersecurity in 2018. Apply now through the La Trobe Scholarships page . Applications close on 9 January, 2018.

Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Additional information

Some of the cybersecurity law subjects available as electives within this degree are currently only available during the Summer Semester.

See Student Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

CRICOS code: 093079G