What will I learn?

The Master of Fraud and Financial Crime from Charles Sturt University aims to meet the educational needs of those with responsibility for fraud and financial crime deterrence, prevention, detection and investigation in the public, corporate and law enforcement sectors.

Consolidate your industry expertise and leadership across the increasingly complex arena of white-collar crime with the Master of Fraud and Financial Crime.

Course highlights

Study at your own place and pace

Delivered online, this course gives you the flexibility to fit study around your existing commitments.

Use research outcomes to develop policy

The primary aim of this financial crime master's is to produce graduates capable of successfully completing research that results in a distinct contribution to knowledge. On completion of this course you'll be capable of performing a range of research, policy and planning roles across industry, the finance sector, government agencies and departments, regulators, law enforcement agencies and academia.

Align your knowledge with current practice

As part of this program you'll undertake a study of practical fraud and financial crime control methodologies from across Australia and the rest of the world. You'll develop and implement your skills in identifying and researching current issues impacting upon your work environment, and transform the findings of your research into best practice policy. This course will also hone your ability to critically assess current policies and evaluate new and emerging trends in fraud and financial crime deterrence, prevention, detection and investigation.

Articulation agreements

Articulation agreements currently exist for a detectives training course at a well-known and well-regarded law enforcement agency, as well as for students who have successfully completed the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) certification examination.

Career opportunities

This qualification enhances the specialist fraud and financial crime knowledge of professionals in existing financial crime control positions. It also provides the necessary specialist knowledge for those seeking to transition into fraud and financial crime control roles across a range of sectors and occupational positions, including, but not limited to, auditors, crime prevention staff, financial crime analysts, forensic accountants, financial services staff, law enforcement staff, national security staff, public and private sector investigators, regulators and risk specialists.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,800.00 (11,13,490) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

15 November 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

A completed Bachelor or Postgraduate Degree from a University or other Tertiary education provider (Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent) in a discipline area similar to the course profile.

Three (3) years of full time work experience in a discipline area similar to the course profile.

Have obtained an Academic IELTS within the last 2 years with: a minimum overall score of 6, no individual score below 5.5.

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

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