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Course summary

The Master of Laws (Business Law) (LLM) will help you develop an advanced understanding of the various fields of corporate and commercial law, and equip you with highly sought-after skills. Receive productive learning outcomes with cutting-edge content in emerging business law fields such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law and Competition Law – with traditional business law subjects.

A Masters in business law offers you the opportunity to further develop your critical thinking and analytical skills, while gaining in-depth legal knowledge to strengthen your professional practice.

Learn more about the online course offering. 

DurationLocationStudy Period

16mths P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
DurationLocationStudy Period

16mths P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

This program will have a concentration in Corporate and Commercial Law, including commercial litigation,  property and intellectual property law, consumer and competition law, corporate responsibility, global business law, corporate governance and taxation law.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

demonstrate ability to critically analyse, assess and synthesise complex information, problems, and concepts and apply legal reasoning and research to legal and policy issues

Creativity

apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and creative skills to to complex legal problems and policy in selected areas of law

Ethical practice

demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability and integrate ethical principles into practice

Knowledge of a discipline

apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Lifelong learning

demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship

Communication and social skills

communicate knowledge, skills and concepts effectively with clients and others in interprofessional contexts

Cultural competence

an expert understanding in selected areas of law from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives that is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence

Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match typical work tasks: reports, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. Practical assessments ensure you graduate with key industry skills and knowledge. Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Weekly activities, readings and case studies are laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you’ll tackle increasingly sophisticated concepts and employ critical analysis.

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work and lifestyle. Our units are delivered by accomplished academics via a collaborative, dynamic and interactive interface.

  • 100% online and flexible – study anywhere, anytime, on any device.
  • Accelerated study – complete six units a year and receive your degree faster than any other part-time student.
  • Student success support – from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you, providing the ultimate online student experience.
  • Networked for success – meet your future colleagues and collaborators.

Australian firms are demanding driven, knowledgeable lawyers with commercial litigation and corporate backgrounds, who also have a strong understanding of property and intellectual property (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

Studying a Master of Laws (Business Law) online prepares graduates for senior and specialist roles in law firms and organisations in both the private and public sectors, including:

  • Senior Associate / Partner
  • Principal advisor   
  • Senior Legal Counsel   
  • Commercial litigation lawyer.

Students can claim participation in postgraduate studies in law as part of their mandatory CPD requirements to hold a practising law certificate.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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