Undergraduate major

White Collar and Corporate Crime

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.

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Murdoch code

MJ-WCCC

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Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

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.

3 reasons to study White Collar and Corporate Crime at Murdoch

  1. Graduate with a unique degree only offered at Murdoch.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are 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.

For more details about this course, please visit Murdoch Admission Information - Criminology.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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