Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise
Laws and business conventions relevant to Australian organisations
A double degree in law and business that’s relevant to professional careers in Australia. Stand out with a combination of legal skills and business acumen. From the legal process to business practice, you’ll cover core units from both disciplines.
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100% online study with practicum placement
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What you'll learn
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
- Access, manage, research and evaluate sources of information using intellectual and practical skills relevant to legal research and policy issues in professional practice.
- Critically evaluate and apply practical and responsible business and enterprise solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify critical decisions.
- Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.
- Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising innovative, effective and responsible solutions to challenges related to a business or enterprise.
- Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.
- Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence responsible business behaviours within an organisational context.
- Demonstrate and apply in-depth and responsible discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, regional and global perspective.
- Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.
- Learn and work independently by reflection and assessment of their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements
- Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business and enterprise settings.
- Collaborate and communicate using appropriate academic skills in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences
- Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.
- Investigate and identify a broad range of responsible leadership practices in the management of people and self.
- Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.
- Demonstrate responsible cultural competence in local, national, and international settings as applied in business and social situations.
Graduates pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of business and law; and those specific to each discipline.
For business and enterprise: advertising, marketing, public relations, product management, management, international business, human resource management, investment, banking, accounting and finance
For law: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate or government organisations.
The Bachelor of Laws is accredited with the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training to practise as a lawyer.
Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising requirements.
ATAR: 80 or equivalent
English Proficiency 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
Overall - 6.0
Listening - minimum 5.5
Reading - minimum 5.5
Speaking - minimum 5.5
Writing - minimum 5.5
Bachelor of Laws students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices, to complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.
Credit for previous study or work
Applicants or students that can provide supporting documents to verify they already know, understand and can perform the learning outcomes for one or more units within a Southern Cross course, are eligible to have their prior learning assessed for credit by submitting an application for Advanced Standing.
Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.
Our four-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance.
Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.
Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise in the first instance.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Legal Research and Writing
- Legal Process
- Starting a Business
- Business Practice and Impact
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
- 31 core units (384 credit points)
Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Laws after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Laws Schedule of Units.
Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise Schedule of Units.