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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 minor 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.

About this minor

To achieve a minor in Business Law, students must complete 36 credit points in units of study, as follows:

(1) two 1000-level core units of study (12 credit points):

  • Company Law
  • Foundations of Business Law.

(2) three 2000-level selective units of study (18 credit points):

  • Business , Ethics and the Law
  • Business Failure and Restructuring 
  • Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance
  • Commercial Practice in China
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property for Business
  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • Regulation of Securities Markets.

(3) one  3000-level selective unit of study (6 credit points):

  • Australian Taxation System
  • Banking and Financial Law
  • Corporate Crime and Business
  • Legal Regulation of Employment
  • Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Strategies for Business
  • The Environment, Law and Business.

Note. Not all selective units will be available each year.


Graduate opportunities

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
Courses that offer this minor

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