Master of Business Law (Online)

Duration: 16 months, part-time

Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify

Study periods: Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec

Fees: $2,845 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Units: 8

Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify legal risks in business

To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscapes. Professionals with a strong understanding of the law add value to organizations through their ability to formulate policy and corporate governance strategies to inform real-world business decisions.

Ascend the corporate ladder with an accelerated, 100% online Master of Business Law from Southern Cross University. Experience the best learning outcomes, blending industry-led content from emerging business law fields – such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law, and Competition Law – with traditional business law subjects. 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.

This postgraduate law degree is designed so that you can immediately apply your learning to business environments. With a diverse mix of students – from legal, IT, business and engineering backgrounds – you will benefit from contact with a wide range of experiences and skill sets.

Remain ahead of the curve with a Master of Business Law and equip yourself with skills that are highly regarded across a range of industries.

Rigorous learning outcomes and industry-led content from emerging business law fields and traditional business law subjects.

Access to a leading edge learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study.

Accessible online education; the only Master's degree in business law in Australia offered 100% online.

Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Student Success Advisor.

What you’ll study

Part A (core units)

  • Legal Institutions and Processes (Foundation unit)
  • Independent Legal Research Project (Capstone unit)

Part B (choose six units)

  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Advanced Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Litigation and Corporations
  • The Law of Corporate Governance
  • Global Business Law
  • Tax Law

Entry criteria

To qualify for the online Master of Business Law, you must have:

  • a Bachelor honors degree (or higher award) with a specialization in legal studies or a related field; or
  • a Bachelor honors degree (or higher award) in any field, plus two (2) years of related work experience; or
  • a Bachelor degree in any field, plus five (5) years of related work experience; or
  • Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to the above.
  • In all cases, you must be proficient in English.

If you are a qualified lawyer, you could also be eligible for the Master of Laws (Business Law) degree.

Advanced standing may be available to those who have the relevant prior education and significant work experience. Should you qualify for advanced standing, you could reduce the length and cost of your Masters in business law, and move towards the career you want even sooner.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Flexible exit options

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans.

That’s why our Master of Business Law has built in an early exit point, allowing you to receive a qualification based on the units you’ve completed if you need to take a break.

The best part? Everything you complete will be credited towards your online Master of Business Law if you choose to finish it off at a later stage.

  • Receive a Graduate Certificate in Business Law by completing the unit Legal Institutions and Processes and three units of Part B.

Career and industry outlook

There is a growing demand for graduates with a profound understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which businesses operate. Government, healthcare and legal services (Glassdoor, 2016) are just a few of the industries searching for professionals with this knowledge and skillset.

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 the commercial and corporate law, including:

  • Chief Executive
  • Managing Director
  • Corporate board member
  • Senior Management
  • Business Entrepreneur/Owner
  • Property Manager
  • Contract Manager
  • Procurement Manager

Learning with SCU Online

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 inquiry to graduation, we are there for you, providing the ultimate online student experience.

Networked for success

meet your future colleagues and collaborators.

Find out more about studying online.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University November 2016.

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