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Graduate Certificate - Data & Cyber Management

  • Graduate Certificate

Ducere Global Business School and University of New England, two world class organisations have forged a ground-breaking collaboration. Secure your future as a data leader by gaining insights from a global faculty of 250+ world leaders.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
6 months full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Intake Months
Mar, Jun, Oct
Loan Schemes

About this course

 Graduate Certificate - Data & Cyber Management

Explore risk analysis, threat management & cyber governance to develop practical tools that affect a positive data security culture in organisations

  • This graduate certificate is for leaders who are looking to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective cyber management in any organisation
  • This is not a technical qualification. This course is designed to provide the leader with sufficient knowledge of the different programming languages, systems and infrastructures combined with both local and globally recognised strategies to successfully liaise with various technical experts and stakeholders to make informed management decisions
  • This course clearly identifies the various data risks to, and the responsibilities of, every organisation with an online presence. Students will focus explicitly on culture, values and dispositions in order to affect change within organisations in regards to best cyber security practice. As no two organisations are the same, each will require unique, multi-faceted and creative solutions reached through careful planning of self and others.
  • No exams. Benefit from the opportunity to fast-track your studies and graduate in 6 months, while you work
  • Over 44% Of Ducere students received a salary increase or promotion before graduating
  • This course is developed in partnership with industry experts and modern thought leaders who, together with our Global Leaders Faculty (GLF), provide genuine insights from over 250 of the world’s greatest individuals, from prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs, scientists, academics and CEO’s. Information is delivered fully online over each trimester through a bespoke learning management system supplemented by various rich media and modern case studies.

Entry requirements

Option A: Hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree qualification or above

Option B: Seven years of full-time work experience, including at least three years of relevant full-time work experience in a dedicated IT/supervisory/management/consulting role

You will need to illustrate eligibility for the course by providing supporting documentation for one of the above options.

Minimum Prior Qualification

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What you will learn

  1. Understand, communicate and apply advanced theoretical knowledge in their fields of data security, leadership and people management to real world contexts;
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and recommend actions relevant to contemporary business settings;
  3. Critically apply cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for innovation and data security contexts;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of global business challenges and key management strategies to positively influence a data mindset;
  5. Work as a reflective leader and data practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform decision-making;
  6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations, and
  7. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsible.

Career pathways

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Head of Cyber Security
  • Head of Digital Transformation Security
  • Head of Cyber Defense
  • President Cyber Security
  • Information Security Director
  • Change Leader
  • Cyber Security Executive
  • Data and Cyber Security lead
  • VP Cyber Security Strategy
  • VP Security Assurance
  • Security Governance Director
  • Threat Investigations Lead
  • Enterprise Risk Officer
  • Governance Compliance & Risk Manager

Course structure

  • 4
  • 4
  • Global Cyber Security and Law
  • Risk Analysis and Threat Management
  • Big Data
  • The Cyber Mindset

Credit for prior study or work

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous education and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced. Applicants are advised to contact the degree administrator.