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Safeguard yourself and your business in a world of risk with a Master of Business Law

Being able to confidently navigate the changing business landscape, understand the implications of the decisions you make and minimise the risk associated with key decisions can make you a critical and valued part of any business.

The online Master of Business Law from Southern Cross University enables graduates to identify legal risk and obligation across the business landscape, resulting in better-informed business decisions. In an increasingly regulated work environment, business professionals cannot afford to operate blindly with no legal consideration within their day to day business decisions – one ill-advised decision can have devastating consequences.

This first of its kind course gives you the knowledge and confidence to become a crucial lynchpin in the decision-making process, creating opportunities for your career and identifying opportunities for your business.

Fast Facts:

  • Rigorous learning outcomes and industry-led content from traditional and emerging business law fields.
  • Access to a leading edge learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study.
  • Accessible online education; the only 100% online Masters degree in business law- perfect for the working professional.
  • Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Student Success Advisor.

Entry requirements

To qualify for the Master of Business Law online, you must have:

  • A Bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum Credit average, or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor degree in any discipline, or equivalent, and two years of documented relevant professional experience.

In any case, you must be proficient in English.

If you are a qualified lawyer, you could also be eligible for the Master of Laws (Business Law) degree.

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Why study a Business Law Masters from SCU Online?

Professor Bill MacNeil, Head of School of Law and Justice

Hear from Professor Bill MacNeil, Head of School of Law and Justice, on why he thinks the MBL is such a valuable course for non-lawyers, and why business professionals need a strong understanding of the law in relation to business.

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Hi, I’m Bill MacNeil,

I’m the Dean of the School of law and Justice at Southern Cross University, and I am delighted by your interest, in the online Master of Business Law at SCU – which is a course we are very proud of at SCU and the SLJ – And we’re proud of it because its innovative. Its innovative because it’s a postgraduate, online legal credential for the non-lawyer. And I stress the non-lawyer.

So, for example, you might be an engineer, working in a firm. Or you might be an accountant, working in a government office – or an editor, in a publishing house.

And each of those professions will have different requirements and training; a Bachelor of Arts. A Bachelor of Business. Or a Bachelor of Engineering. But ALL of you will run into the brick wall of the law one day. For the editor, it could be copywrite problems, and intellectual property.
For the accountant, it could be tax law issues around evasion and avoidance. For the engineer, it could be risk assessment with a contract. All of them share the same legal challenges, in that the challenges involve the law, first and foremost.

With the Master of Business Law from Southern Cross, you’ll be able to negotiate those challenges, to utilise the specialist knowledge, and the skillset that you acquire in that degree program to solve the challenges, even before they occur.

What you’ll study

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Part A (core units)

  • Legal Institutions and Processes (Foundation unit)
  • Advanced Legal Research (Capstone unit)

Part B (take six units*)

  • Advanced Contract Law
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Global Business Law
  • Litigation and Corporations
  • Tax Law
  • The Law of Corporate Governance

*The Part B units running will depend on what intake you begin your studies.

Flexible exit options

If you need to take a break from study, our degree in business Law has built in an early exit point, allowing you to receive a qualification based on the units you’ve completed.

Receive a Graduate Certificate in Business Law by completing the unit Legal Institutions and Processes and three units of Part B.

Student testimonial

I started looking at Masters of Business Law options with various Australian Universities. I found many of these Uni’s difficult to navigate and given I am time poor I moved on quickly. I found SCU Online straightforward to engage with, I found the right people to speak to and I got signed up and started studying. I’m thoroughly enjoying the learning experience at SCU and the new perspectives are helping me progress my career.

David Fisher, online Master of Business Law student

Download the brochure

For more details about the Master of Business Law online course, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You’ll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Course duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Unit descriptions
  • Student support
  • Career pathways

Download the brochure now »


^ Southern Cross University offer both online and on-campus versions of these units. This information refers to the online version. Please check the unit listing at scu.edu.au or ask your Student Enrolment Advisor for more information.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University February 2019.

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