White Collar and Corporate Crime

Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim) in White Collar and Corporate Crime

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Embezzlement, money laundering and fraud – these are white collar and corporate crimes. Learn what’s behind these illegal acts and how you can make a career fighting them.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1345
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • B1345
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

This Criminology major is the only course of its kind in Australia – and it could change the way you think about the world and big business.

White collar and corporate crime has an impact on many people. You’ll take a new approach to big business as you examine case studies like the Volkswagen fuel emission case and learn about embezzlement, insider trading, environmental crimes and more. Explore what causes criminal behaviour by a person or organisation and how these behaviours can be prevented.

Gain valuable research, technical and communication skills as you conduct your own case research. Plus, learn how to investigate digital crime scenes using cyber forensics to detect criminal activity.

You’ll develop a broad range of professional and personal skills, including the ability to think critically and creatively, apply knowledge and information, and communication effectively.  In addition, you will learn to take an evidenced based approach to your chosen field of work using data and analytics.

8 reasons to study White Collar and Corporate Crime

  • Work with local, national or international organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program. Some of our students have interned with the WA Police in the Evidence Based Policing Unit.
  • Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch students who have worked on real cold cases and travelled overseas to work with governments in post-war zones.
  • Graduate with a unique degree only offered at Murdoch.
  • Gain transferable skills such as analysing, problem solving and communication, which are essential in any role you undertake.
  • Build your network from within our Law and Criminology School, making use of our strong ties to the legal and business community in WA.
  • Combine your degree or take on a double major in another area to expand your career prospects even further.
  • Explore the social, economic and political impact of corporate crime and understand the regulatory agencies in detecting and preventing crimes.
  • Learn from respected experts in their field who often pop up in the media to share their insights on current events and issues.

Some of the things you’ll learn

  • policing and crime prevention
  • white collar crime
  • cyber forensics and IT
  • server environments and architectures
  • criminal behaviour.

Your future career

Studying a Bachelor of Criminology in White Collar and Corporate Crime will set you up for a career in the criminal justice system.

Careers could include:

  • Financial Forensics Officer
  • Risk Management Officer
  • Fraud Investigator
  • National Security Officer
  • Cybercrime Analyst.

You’ll graduate with the skills you need to work within the criminal justice or policing system and in business or government departments. You could also work in the finance, insurance, risk management, fraud and investment services industries.

Recommended double majors

Recommended combined degrees

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

  • Location

    • Perth campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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Be welcomed into the Murdoch University community with one of our three different Welcome Scholarships: the International Welcome Scholarship, International Welcome Scholarship – Australia or International Honours Welcome Scholarship.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

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  • Check the course details
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  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
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  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)