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Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security)

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Earn an advanced business qualification relevant to operating at a senior level in contemporary law enforcement and security environments. CSU's Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security) provides opportunities to engage with the latest management theories and leading business practices. 

You will graduate with a qualification that is unique to your profession and meets your interests and career aspirations.

  • Why study this course?

    Successful leadership in the law enforcement and security sectors requires unique perspectives and the ability to adapt proactively to emerging trends, threats and vulnerabilities. The Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security) is designed to produce inspirational leaders and effective and accountable managers who can enhance organisational performance and set and attain strategic goals through sound, ethical practice and innovation.

    Contemporary program

    CSU's degree has been developed in consultation with senior academics and industry representatives to meet industry needs. It also draws on the expertise of CSU's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS), a national leader in education in the policing, emergency management and security fields.

    Digital convenience

    Ideal for busy professionals, this course is offered for flexible online study. Subjects use blended learning techniques including online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings, subject forums and additional digital resources. Online communication tools allow for collaborative work with other students and interaction with academic staff.

    Tailor your studies

    Choose from core, elective and specialist subjects to design a program that meets your career goals. With approval, you can complete four subjects per session to fast-track your degree, or study just one subject per session to fit in with your busy schedule.

  • Career opportunities

    Your MBA in law enforcement and security will boost your credentials in the domestic or international law enforcement and security sectors. You'll gain a competitive advantage in your pursuit of middle and senior management roles around the globe.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The twelve subject (96 point) MBA includes subjects divided into three groups. The course structure provides students with the ability to tailor their degree to suit their needs and career aspirations.

    Core Subjects: Students need to complete all four Core subjects.

    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MBA504 Accounting & Financial Management
    MGT510 Strategic Management

    Restricted Elective Subjects (Group A): Students need to complete four of the ten Group A Restricted Elective subjects.

    ECO501 Business Economics
    FIN516 Corporate Finance
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    MGT550 Operations Management
    HRM507 Research Methods
    MGT559 Contemporary Issues in Leadership
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT547 Ethics of Corporate Governance
    MGT553 Project Management
    MGT583 Managing for Sustainability

    Restricted Elective Subjects (Group B - Specialisation Subjects): Students need to complete two of the three Specialisation subjects.

    GPM425 Applied Management in Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)
    GPM428 Operational Command (16 points)
    GPM512 Executive Leadership in Law Enforcement and Security (16 points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Due to the flexibility of the course requirements, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. Using the course structure as a guideline, students may choose the order in which they undertake subjects.

  • Residential schools

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    LAW519 Negotiation Skills

  • Admission information

    For entry to the Master of Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security) applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree from a recognised Australian tertiary institution (or equivalent) and appropriate work experience. Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Commerce on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master Business Administration (Law Enforcement and Security) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYYJBLS
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYYOBLS

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete the required 96 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

    Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. CSU’s courses offered through AGSPS span a broad range of global issues that include international terrorism, intelligence analysis, transnational crime, fraud and financial crime, corruption, cyber-crime, and natural disaster management. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant experience and academic expertise. The School continues to grow through close collaboration with law enforcement, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia and overseas, with courses attracting students from around the globe. AGSPS also provides education and training programs in Abu Dhabi, China, India (National Police Academy), New Zealand, Indonesia (UNODC), Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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