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Business Law


Master of Business Law

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Course resolutions

1 Course codes


Course title


Master of Business Law


2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full-time or part-time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's degree, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

The embedded courses in this sequence are:
the Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law or the Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law or the Graduate Diploma in International Business Law or the Graduate Diploma in Taxation
the Master of Business Law
Provided that candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longer award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to the degree requires:
a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit average from the University of Sydney in commerce, economics, law or other appropriate discipline as determined by the Faculty, or an equivalent qualification; or
a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification; and the applicant provides evidence of professional experience or of a period of service (normally of several years in duration) which in the opinion of the Dean adequately prepares the applicant to undertake the course of study; or
completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, or an equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the tables of units of study for the Master of Business Law. To qualify for the award of the Master of Business Law, a candidate must complete 48 credit points comprising:
6 credit points of core units of study and 42 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates without a law degree; or
48 credit points of elective units of study, for candidates with a law background.

7 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree may elect to discontinue study and graduate with the shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

8 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature on or after 1 January 2011.
Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2011 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January 2016. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.