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Business Law

The Business Law specialisation enables students to develop a sound understanding of the impact of commercial law on business activity. Students learn to recognise potential legal problems and work in house on their solution, as well as identify when to seek expert advice and maximise interactions with the legal profession. The emphasis throughout the specialisation is on the legal problems likely to be encountered by graduates in their future careers. This specialisation adds value to any business graduate by providing a framework of legal knowledge. Business lLaw has always been an important part of the professional education of accountants (the units are accredited for accounting purposes) and study in this area complements specialisations in other business or finance-related fields. Business Law electives also add to the offerings from disciplines in the areas of international business and marketing. The Business Law specialisation offers seven elective units of study with four electives having an international perspective to reflect the Discipline’s recognition of global business.

Requirements for a Business Law specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in Business Law within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study;
  • 6 credit points in compulsory units of study; and
  • 18 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Business Law specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business
Semester 2 Compulsory: CLAW6002 Corporate Structures in Practice
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Business Law section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in business law in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Business Law.