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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Business law focuses on the legal and regulatory framework within which business operates. You will acquire essential problem-solving and analytical skills, and learn how to recognise situations that require specialist legal advice.

Our business law major is anchored in real-world issues with a strong emphasis on the legal hurdles you are likely to encounter in business. It provides a solid foundation for understanding the impact of the law on general business practice.

You will receive an introduction to business law as well as in-depth specialisation in some key areas: corporation law, securities and deviations law, finance and banking, taxation, insolvency, employment, corporate crime, trade practices and consumer law.

The curriculum is constantly updated to take into account new cases and changing legislation, regulation and business practices.

Career Pathways

Developments such as globalisation, deregulation and the expansion of electronic commerce have caused fundamental changes to the traditional range of career opportunities in business and government sectors. To succeed in this dynamic new working environment, graduates need a deeper understanding of commercial law, which is the common foundation for all business operations and the stimulus for many new business opportunities.

There is an emphasis on the wide range of career options open to graduates who combine specialist knowledge of business law with studies in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance or government. Career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Investment adviser
  • Policy advisor
  • Compliance and regulatory specialist
  • Tax adviser
  • Financial broker
  • Financial planner
Career pathways
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