Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity)

Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity)

La Trobe University's online Master of Business Administration (MBA) features a Cybersecurity specialisation that delivers the background you need to manage cybersecurity teams and prepare for in-demand tech leadership roles.

This specialisation has been designed to meet the global need for managers, directors and executives with cybersecurity expertise.

As the only MBA in Australia with a cybersecurity specialisation, La Trobe's course emphasises world-class business leadership training and industry-backed cybersecurity knowledge. You'll enhance your skills in areas most relevant to today's business leaders and learn to align business goals with cybersecurity capabilities and meet client needs while protecting valuable data.

La Trobe's Cybersecurity Research Hub ensures you develop career-connected skills through a strategic relationship with industry leaders. In addition to gaining skills in leadership and general management, you will study foundational cybersecurity principles, database fundamentals, cryptocurrency and more to position yourself for professional advancement. Program graduates are prepared to pursue roles like chief information security officer, director of cybersecurity and security operations manager.

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    1 year full-time
  • Start date:
    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you
  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Chief Information Security Officer | Director of Cybersecurity | Security Operations Manager |

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La Trobe University’s online Master of Business Administration (MBA) features a Cybersecurity specialisation that delivers the background you need to manage cybersecurity teams and prepare for in-demand tech leadership roles.

This specialisation has been designed to meet the global need for managers, directors and executives with cybersecurity expertise.

As the only MBA in Australia with a cybersecurity specialisation, La Trobe’s course emphasises world-class business leadership training and industry-backed cybersecurity knowledge. You’ll enhance your skills in areas most relevant to today’s business leaders and learn to align business goals with cybersecurity capabilities and meet client needs while protecting valuable data.

La Trobe’s Cybersecurity Research Hub ensures you develop career-connected skills through a strategic relationship with industry leaders. In addition to gaining skills in leadership and general management, you will study foundational cybersecurity principles, database fundamentals, cryptocurrency and more to position yourself for professional advancement. Program graduates are prepared to pursue roles like chief information security officer, director of cybersecurity and security operations manager.

Eligibility

To do this course, you need an undergraduate degree in any discipline. 

The subjects you'll study include:

Core MBA Subjects (120CP)

  • BUA5PSD – Critical Skills for Success
  • BUA5MFN – Financial Management
  • BUA5MGT – Managing People and Culture
  • BUA5FMA – Accounting for Making Decisions
  • BUA5MKG – Applied Marketing
  • BUS5AP – Business Application of Analytics
  • BUA5RL – Responsible Leadership
  • BUA5SM – Innovative Strategies for Change

Cybersecurity Specialisation Subjects (60CP)

  • CSE4004 – Cyber Security Principles
  • CSE4DBF – Database Fundamentals
  • CSE5BCC – The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • CSE5010 – Inside the Mind of a Hacker

For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

Where Will It Lead Me?

When you graduate, you'll receive a Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity) from La Trobe University.

Cybersecurity continues to be an emerging area; as we’ve progressed to more remote work and trade it’s more important than ever to ensure company software and practices are protecting the organisation and intellectual property. Cybersecurity careers are in high demand and there is a wide industry and organisational need for cyber expertise.

This specialisation won't enable you to be a cybersecurity technician, but it will enable you to manage a cybersecurity team with core skills. You’ll develop the ability to be the connector behind the scenes between the business needs, client needs and what you can actually deliver. Almost like from an account manager perspective. You’ll be able to develop a team with both business acumen skills and soft skills, crucial to communicating the security needs of a business while being able to measure commercial impacts.

Curious about where a career in cyber security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is approximately $58,500. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees or apply for one of the scholarships available. 

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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