Master of Laws (Business Law)

2022 course information for Domestic Students
2022 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Tue, 19 October

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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Duration
16 months part-time
2 years part-time
Location
SCU Online
SCU Online
Start date
January, March, May, July, August, October
January, February, April, June, August, October
Course code
1209120
Course abbreviation
LLM (BusLaw)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

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. 

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. 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

A Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent) at Honours standard, or equivalent

Or

A Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent), and two years of documented relevant professional experience

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

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.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$27,600 ($3,450 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Assessment methods

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.

Teaching methods

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.
Career opportunities

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.
Professional recognition

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

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Laws (Business Law) students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Law comprising 1 core unit and 3 electives if admitted without a Bachelor degree in Law or any 4 elective units if admitted with a Bachelor degree in Law.

 


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

LAWS6002Advanced Legal Research

Electives

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective
LAWS6002Advanced Legal Research
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2
Term2
Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective
Law Elective


Unit groups

Law Elective

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law

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