Graduate Diploma in Business Law
Want to bolster your business skills with legal expertise?
The ability to understand, analyse and use legal information can be critical for strength and longevity in the business realm. Postgraduate law courses provide an overview of legal issues within a contemporary business context.
What will you do?
Our Graduate Diploma in Business Law caters to the needs of busy professionals. The majority of courses are taught intensively over one or two weeks and some include evening and weekend sessions. You will:
- undertake approximately 24 hours of seminar-style classes
- cover the foundations of Australian law through one core course
- pursue seven law electives relevant to your business sector or interests
- build legal communication skills
- have the opportunity to study international or comparative law.
This program may meet your needs for professional development by itself, or act as a first step towards a Master of Business Law. It’s offered in intensive mode with intakes in late February and late July.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions
information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Intake||February and July|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent in a field other than law with at least a credit average or a completed Graduate Certificate in Business Law.|
|Intake||February and July|
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||Bachelor degree or equivalent (not available to applicants with a Bachelor of Law or equivalent).|
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates are well prepared to pursue advanced career options in business, management and many other professional fields.
Note: this degree does not provide admission to practise law. Those seeking admission to practise should refer to the Bachelor of Laws in Degree Finder.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
- Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Professionalism and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
- Digital capabilities
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Jury Consultant, Manager / Business Management, Auditor, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Business Manager, Commercial and Operation Analyst, Commercialisation Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Taxation Officer, International Trade or Business Analyst
A foundation course (3 units):
- Introduction to Australian Law
The remainder of the program consists of seven advanced law courses (21 units) selected from the list of Law courses. Seminar-style teaching is employed, courses are normally taught intensively over one or two weeks with approximately 24 hours of classes. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.
Example Study Plan
|Core Course (3 units)|
|Electives (21 Units)|
21 units chosen from the following 3-unit courses:
Note: Other courses may be taken subject to the approval of the Program CoordinatorNot all courses will be offered in any one calendar year.
The knowledge and skills I have attained in six weeks in my GDLP placement has not only assisted me in preparing for a career in law, but has also begun to shape me into the legal practitioner I hope to become.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021