Master of Business Law (MBusLaw)

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Special Notes

This program is no longer open for enrolments to commencing students from Semester 2, 2024. 

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


This program is designed for those seeking a Master degree in business studies with a focus in the law. Seminar-style teaching is employed, with one course usually involving 24 hours of classes over a twelve week semester. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over one or more weeks.

The Master of Business Law is an AQF Level 9 Masters qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Analyse, evaluate, synthesise and apply knowledge in the field of business law and undertake advanced research in business law which engages with primary and secondary legal materials (including digital sources).
2. Apply principles of business law to complex legal problems, and critique law from theoretical and practical perspectives.
3. Structure and sustain concise and cohesive legal arguments in business law, working both individually and collaboratively.
4. Demonstrate autonomy, judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a professional with high level business law skills.
5. Appreciate and incorporate diverse perspectives, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, to inform perceptive and ethical analysis and application of business law.
6. Reflect on their abilities to perform the role of a professional with high level business law skills, and interact with others to do so effectively.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Business Law

There shall be a Master of Business Law .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Master of Business Law, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 3 units
  2. Research equivalent courses to the value of 6 or 9 units in the form of either a research dissertation or two extended research essays
  3. Electives to the value of 36 or 39 units.