Master of Business Law

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM185
CRICOS 081156J
The Master of Business Law enables business professionals to expand their horizons and career opportunities through high-quality advanced business studies with a focus in the law.

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree, and entry is competitive. Selection is based on academic merit, with successful applicants typically achieving a credit average (or better) in their undergraduate degree.

Catering to the needs of busy professionals, all courses are taught intensively. The majority are conducted over one or two weeks, across approximately 24 hours of seminar-style classes, with some employing evening and/or weekend sessions.

This program is offered in intensive mode, with the following intakes per year commencing in late February and late July.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3CM185
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent in a field other than law, with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Diploma in Business Law or Graduate Certificate in Business Law.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM185

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 081156J
    Intake February and/or July (subject to availability)
    Selection Criteria
    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
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent in a field other than Law. Applicants with a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent are not eligible for entry.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $29,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    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

  • Degree Structure

    To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Law, students must satisfactorily complete:

    1. A foundation law course which provides the background for students' study: LAW 7177 Introduction to Australian Law (3 units).
    2. Law elective courses to the value of 39 units.*
    3. Research equivalent courses to the value of 6 units, in the form of a research dissertation or two research essays.

    *It is possible to include courses from other disciplines within the University, subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.

    Research Component

    To satisfy this requirement, candidates must complete one of two options.

    1. A candidate must satisfactorily complete two 7,000-8,000 word research essays chosen from any Adelaide Law Masters 3 unit courses - please note undertaking this option does not increase the unit value of the postgraduate course from 3 units. These research essays are in addition to any other course assessment requirements. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit can be extended to 7,000-8,000 words to satisfy this requirement.
    2. A candidate must satisfactorily complete the 6 unit Dissertation course (12,000-15,000 words).

    Either of these two options will be undertaken once a minimum of 12 units towards the program have been successfully completed by the candidate.

    Please note: undertaking this option does not increase the unit value of the postgraduate course from 3 units.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core course
    • LAW 7177: Introduction to Australian Law
    Elective courses
    Research
    Students must complete either:

    • LAW 7025: Law Dissertation (PG) 6 unit course
    or

    • two 7,000 – 8,000 word research essays chosen from any postgraduate coursework Law course each to the value of 3 units. The research essays will be an addition to any other course assessment requirement. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit will be extended to 7,000 – 8,000 words to satisfy this requirement.
    Not all courses will be offered in any one calendar year.

    Note: other courses may be taken subject to the approval of the Program Co-ordinator.

    Assessment

    There shall be four classifications of pass in any course for the Masters degree:

    • Pass with High Distinction
    • Pass with Distinction
    • Pass with Credit
    • Pass.

    A candidate who has failed a course twice may not re-enrol in that course except by special permission of the Faculty; and then only under such conditions as may be prescribed.

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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018