Course Detail

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)


Become the bridge between the technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention.

La Trobe's Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) will teach you predictive techniques to align business needs and deliver meaningful outcomes in cybersecurity. You'll graduate ready to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence and law enforcement. Undertake a set of foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant skills before specialising in business operations.

You'll learn:

·         Cybersecurity fundamentals

o    Your introduction to the aims, methods and outcomes of cybersecurity practice.

·         Blockchain and cryptocurrency

o    Understand one of the most important developments in modern computing and how they relate to security.

·         Crisis communication

o    Learn effective ways to communicate with clients and stakeholders following a security breach.

·         The mindset and motivation of hackers

o    Cybersecurity is about people as much as technology. Understanding what drives cybercriminals helps you create strategies to defend against them.

·         Auditing and risk mitigation

o    A network is only as strong as its weakest link. Learn to assess and improve networks to lower the risk of a breach.

·         Legal and ethical frameworks

o    Become familiar with the regulations and ethical approaches for dealing with cybersecurity.

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


Information security has been identified as a top priority for executives of Australian companies and organisations. Graduate ready for your career as a:

·         Security architect

o    Plan, design and implement cybersecurity solutions across the entirety of a business.

o    Communicate with stakeholders, influence change and contribute to the ongoing development of cybersecurity policy in your organisation.

·         Consultant

o    Work freelance as a consultant to help organisations assess, manage and improve their cybersecurity infrastructure and practice.

o    Manage stakeholders, collaborate and implement solutions, mitigate risk and drive change.

·         Policy advisor

o    Provide cybersecurity advice to governments, politicians, businesses and stakeholders.

o    Develop and manage best-practice cybersecurity implementation.

·         Systems administrator

o    Provide administration support to core business systems.

o    Audit, analyse and suggest improvements to infrastructure.

o    Manage support tickets, write reports, manage and liaise with stakeholders to provide optimal cyber-security solutions.

·         Cloud solution specialist

o    Implement and manage cloud-based solutions for your clients.

o    Configure and manage network hardware.

o    Write reports, manage stakeholders and maintain the smooth running of the network and related systems.

Course Information

  • IELTS: 6.5/6.0

  • Scholarship: Yes

  • Tuition Fee: AUD $35,600 per year

Admission Requirements

Academic entry requirement

Minimum 65% in Bachelor's degree in any discipline