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Business Law

This page was first published on 15 November 2023 and was last amended on 5 December 2023.

Studying Business Law enables students to undertake an in-depth specialisation in key areas impacting business practice – including banking and finance, consumer law, contracts, corporate crime, corporate law, dispute resolution, environmental law, employment, FinTech, franchising, insolvency, intellectual property, and taxation. Specialist units are designed to provide the basis of a professional capability in the area far beyond the general introduction.

Options for studying Business Law

Major and minor in Business Law

Business Law is available as Table A major and minor options in the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce.

The Business Law major and minor are also available to students not enrolled in a Commerce degree through the shared pool (Table S) - see the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook for details.

Please note. Students cannot complete both a major and a minor in Business Law for their degree.

The requirements for a major and a minor in Business Law can be found in the Unit of study table

Honours in Business law

Honours study in Business Law is not available to eligible students. 

Major learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Business Law major students will be able to:

Major learning outcome
1. Identify legal issues and legal risks that arise in a business context.
2. Locate and evaluate legal material and information from various sources to form a convincing argument in order to influence business processes and policy.
3. Communicate to a professional standard, orally and in written form, by using legal terminology and correct referencing style to support a reasoned argument.
4. Interact with others from diverse cultural backgrounds with inclusivity, openness, integrity and ethical awareness.
5. Appropriately apply legal knowledge while considering diverse regulatory requirements to make sound business decisions.
6. Analyse and resolve business legal problems by applying relevant law and legal concepts.
7. Apply legal knowledge with an awareness of cultural diversity as well as social and ethical responsibility.

Further information

For further information regarding study in Business Law at the University of Sydney, please refer to the Study business law page.