Bachelor of Business & Bachelor of Laws

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes

    Business Manager | Lawyer | Legal Analyst | Business Consultant | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

You're a big-picture thinker who thrives when challenged. Turn it into a rewarding new career with this combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for ambitious students seeking to take their first career steps into an ever-changing business landscape, this course offers a solid foundation in the business skills, knowledge and connections required to succeed. You'll graduate from this course with two industry-recognised qualifications and the background to pursue an exciting career in leadership, strategic planning and problem-solving. 

In this course, you'll build professional skills in legal research, writing and analysis, and develop a fundamental understanding of how the law interacts with society. You'll hone skills in business management, financial planning and human resources management, and graduate well-positioned to work in advanced leadership and strategic planning roles.

This course meets the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to legal practice through the Legal Profession Admission Board. Depending on your business major and electives, it may satisfy requirements with other professional bodies. 

If you're seeking a future-focused career in a competitive business world, this industry-relevant double degree is your first step to success.

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  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    Recommended studies: HSC English (Advanced)

    Assumed Knowledge: HSC 2 unit Mathematics.

    Students enrolling in units that require workplace learning may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. 

    Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course.

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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this double law and business degree, the subjects you may study include:

    Law core subjects:

    • Fundamentals of Australian law
    • Criminal law
    • Legal analysis and critique
    • Torts law
    • Contracts
    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Professional responsibility and legal ethics
    • Government and public law
    • Equity & trusts
    • Property law
    • Administrative law
    • Law of associations
    • Constitutional law
    • Criminal procedure and evidence
    • Remedies
    • Civil procedure and arbitration

    Law elective units include:

    • Revenue law
    • Land transactions law
    • Advanced taxation law
    • International criminal law
    • Financial services law
    • Mediation
    • Bioethics
    • Law economics and business ethics
    • Law of employment
    • Immigration and refugee law
    • Comparative law: Legal systems of the world
    • Advanced family law
    • Elder law
    • Family law
    • Human rights law
    • Intellectual property
    • International business transactions law
    • International trade law
    • Wills and succession
    • Advocacy
    • Planning and environment law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Advanced torts and civil wrongs
    • Space law – commercial aspects
    • Public international law
    • Anti-discrimination law
    • Conflict of laws
    • Corporate governance
    • Insolvency law and policy
    • Media law
    • International moot court

    Business core subjects:

    • Enterprise innovation and markets
    • Enterprise law
    • Enterprise leadership
    • Financing enterprises

    Business majors:

    • Accounting
    • Applied finance
    • Economics
    • Hospitality management
    • Human resource management
    • International business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Property
    • Sport management
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business from Western Sydney University. 

With this qualification, you'll be well-positioned to seek work as a lawyer across a range of sectors. You may choose to work as a lawyer or legal adviser in-house in firms in sectors including construction, resources, education, technology, media and more. You may also choose to seek employment in a law firm, consulting firm, or in a senior management role in business.

This course meets the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to legal practice through the Legal Profession Admission Board. Depending on the business major and electives you choose, this course can see you graduate with industry-specific professional business accreditation.

Wondering where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Manager, Team Leader, Small Business Owner, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Business Consultant, Business Analyst, Entrepreneur.

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 

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Find out more about government study loans here.

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