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What will I learn?

As the potential for financial and cybercrime increases, organisations need to assess and mitigate risk, develop frameworks of standards and processes to ensure regulatory compliance, and manage investigative processes if breaches occur.

This degree examines the business and corporate dimensions of cybersecurity. It will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to manage corporate compliance, synthesise and apply governance frameworks to protect an organisation against cybersecurity risks, detect fraud and conduct effective investigations. It covers risk assessment, financial crime, information systems and audit, ethics, governance frameworks, blockchain for competitive advantage and security policies.

Course Requirements

A course may be comprised of up to three zones: Foundation, Core, and Flexible.

Foundation zone: this zone provides the foundational knowledge needed to succeed in the course if you are coming from a different disciplinary background.

Core zone: this zone is compulsory and covers the specific disciplinary or professional requirements of the course.

Flexible zone: this zone provides breadth to the course and is comprised of elective units.

Career Opportunities


  • Business analyst
  • Compliance manager
  • Chief information security officer
  • Cyber security assurance adviser
  • Cyber security governance manager
  • Ethical hacker
  • IT and risk consultant/cyber risk analyst
  • Penetration tester
  • Policy and project manager
  • Researcher and educator
  • Risk analyst
  • Security business analyst/cyber security analyst
  • Security governance manager


  • Accounting and advisory organisations
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Australian Border Force
  • Consultancies, eg, PwC, Deloitte, EY and KPMG
  • Cyber security-related business and industries
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Government (all levels)
  • Law enforcement and policing
  • Non-government organisations
  • Telecommunication companies, eg, Optus, Telstra

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Economics



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (20,34,261) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,


New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of (5.00 out of 7.00) or (3.00 out of 4.00) or overseas equivalents; Recent successful completion of specified prerequisite units at tertiary level.

For international students

AQF 8 or with two of the following:

AQF 7 degree in related field

AQF 7 Degree of WAM > 65

AQF7 with approved informal / formal learning

Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Macquarie University

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  • Ranked in the top 1% of world universities
  • Located in Sydney’s fastest-growing business region
  • More than 30,000 practical work placements available
  • One of Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes