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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, March, April, July, August, October

  • Duration

    16 months part-time

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    MBL

  • Course code

    1209121

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    January, February, April, June, August, October

  • Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Location

    SCU Online

  • Placement

    No  

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

To succeed as a well-rounded business leader, you need sufficient knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. This requires a considerable level of understanding of complex legal issues, and the ability to formulate policies that will impact and inform real-world business situations.

SCU Online’s accelerated Master of Business Law is designed so you can immediately apply your learning in business environments. Throughout your studies, you’ll connect with legal and business professionals from various backgrounds across the country and around the world. In addition to this, you’ll have the opportunity to study this academically-rigorous degree alongside experienced legal professionals who will heighten your learning and understanding of the law within a business context.

Learn more about the online course.

Smiling law graduate, Sarah Ashley sitting at the Gold Coast campus

“I chose Southern Cross because I wanted somewhere where the lecturers knew me by name and provided one-on-one assistance. The course was definitely challenging but I learned so much and the staff were always so willing to help.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: 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

GA2: Creativity

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

GA3: Ethical practice

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

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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

GA5: Lifelong learning

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

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

GA7: 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

This program will provide an introduction to the legal system with a concentration in Corporate and Commercial Law, including consumer law, competition law, corporate responsibility, corporate governance and global business law.

Location Teaching period
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
SCU OnlineSummer Term, Term  1, Term  2, Term  3, Term  4, Term  5$30,408 ($3,801 per unit)N/A

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.

Career Outcomes

Our online Master of Business Law prepares graduates for a range of roles in the public and private sector, which require an enhanced knowledge of commercial and corporate law, including:

  • Chief executive
  • Managing director
  • Senior management
  • Business owner
  • Property manager.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum Credit average, or equivalent

Or

A Bachelor degree in any discipline, 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

Course requirements

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

  • 2 core units (24 credit points); and
  • 6 law elective units (72 credit points).

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with the Graduate Certificate in Business Law after completing the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), 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.

 

Other things to consider

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

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The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

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Going straight from school to a degree is one way to start uni, but it’s not the only way.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you just left school, Southern Cross University offer two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

Learn more


Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

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Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

LAWS6001Legal Institutions and Processes
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
Law Elective
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS6008Competition Law
LAWS6007Consumer Law
LAWS6004Litigation and Corporations
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS6005Advanced Property Law
LAWS6006Advanced Intellectual Property Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6010Tax Law
LAWS6013Advanced Contract Law
LAWS6002Advanced Legal Research
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Term2
Term2


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

The unit Legal Institutions and Processes must be undertaken before commencing any other unit in the Schedule of Units for this award.
LAWS6001Legal Institutions and Processes
LAWS6002Advanced Legal Research

Electives

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

Why Law at SCU

5-star rating

We're rated 5-stars for teaching quality and student support

(Good Universities Guide 2023: Law)

Postgraduate experience

We're rated 5-stars for postgraduate overall experience, student support and teaching quality

(GUG 2023)

Entry pathways

Entry pathways available into Bachelor of Laws from the Associate Degree in Law

(Paralegal Studies)

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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Dates for the diary

Our shorter, more focused six-week unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum and motivation as they achieve milestones quickly. Application dates per Term are shown on each course page however refer to our key dates and teaching calendar for detail on when enrolment opens, studies commence and when grades are published. There are also Dual Term and Tri Term calendars for those who have specific subjects.

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Credit Transfer

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Entry Pathway

We believe in equal access to further education, so we offer a range of pathways to university.

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