Equip yourself with the knowledge to identify legal risks in business
To succeed as a well-rounded leader, you need the right knowledge to make informed business decisions relating to the law. In an increasingly regulated work environment, legal competence can considerably enhance your ability to successfully work across commercial and corporate landscapes. Professionals with a strong understanding of the law add value to organisations through their ability to formulate policy and corporate governance strategies to inform real-world business decisions.
Ascend the corporate ladder with an accelerated, 100% online Master of Business Law from Southern Cross University. Experience the best learning outcomes, blending industry-led content from emerging business law fields – such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law and Competition Law – with traditional business law subjects. In addition to this, you’ll have the opportunity to study this academically rigorous degree alongside experienced legal professionals who will heighten your learning and understanding of the law within a business context.
This postgraduate law degree is designed so that you can immediately apply your learning to business environments. With a diverse mix of students – from legal, IT, business and engineering backgrounds – you will benefit from contact with a wide range of experiences and skill sets.
Remain ahead of the curve with a Master degree in business Law and equip yourself with skills that are highly regarded across a range of industries.
Professor Bill MacNeil, SCU Head of School of Law and Justice
A Master of Business Law is ideal for non-lawyers who wish to make legal business decisions.
The importance of business law in the modern business world
The Master of Business Law at the School of Law and Justice at Southern Cross University is designed with one proviso in mind – that, the law’s far too significant to be just left to the lawyers.
There are lots of legal issues and problems and conundrums that any business person will confront in the course of their business day – whether that be in the private sector, whether it be in the public sector or some other sector.
You will confront problems of contract, property, intellectual property, patents, copyright – any number of legal and illegal problems.
And we feel that the Master of Business Law will equip you to identify those potential problems, to address them and to progress your business as efficiently, and as lawfully, as possible.
The Master of Business Law is designed for the ‘non-lawyer’ – and I stress that; people who may have backgrounds in the sciences or the social sciences or humanities – but are nonetheless working in industry, and with industry professionals – but who are confronting legal issues and problems in the course of their work.
The MBL will give you that extra edge at work, in your industry, in your chosen profession that will enable you to progress your career.
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 Masters degree in business law in Australia offered 100% online.
Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Student Success Advisor.
What you’ll study
Part A (core units)
- Legal Institutions and Processes (Foundation unit)
- Independent Legal Research Project (Capstone unit)
Part B (choose six units)
To qualify for the Master of Business Law online, you must have:
- a Bachelor honours degree (or higher award) with a specialisation in legal studies or a related field; or
- a Bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in any field, plus two (2) years of related work experience; or
- a Bachelor degree in any field, plus five (5) years of related work experience; or
- Demonstrated relevant prior learning and/or relevant industry experience deemed equivalent to the above.
- In all cases, you must be proficient in English.
Flexible exit options
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans.
That’s why our Masters in business Law has built in an early exit point, allowing you to receive a qualification based on the units you’ve completed, if you need to take a break.
The best part? Everything you complete will be credited towards your Master of Business Law online, if you choose to finish it off at a later stage.
- Receive a Graduate Certificate in Business Law* by completing the unit Legal Institutions and Processes and three units of Part B.
*University pending approval
Career and industry outlook
There is a growing demand for graduates with a profound understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which businesses operate. Government, healthcare and legal services (Glassdoor, 2016) are just a few of the industries searching for professionals with this knowledge and skillset.
Our online Master of Business Law prepares graduates for a range of roles in the public and private sector, which require an enhanced knowledge of commercial and corporate law, including:
- Chief Executive
- Managing Director
- Corporate board member
- Senior Management
- Business Entrepreneur/Owner
- Property Manager
- Contract Manager
- Procurement Manager
Learning with SCU Online
Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work and lifestyle. Our units are delivered by accomplished academics via a collaborative, dynamic and interactive interface.
100% online and flexible
study anywhere, anytime, on any device.
complete six units a year and receive your degree faster than any other part-time student.
Student success support
from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you, providing the ultimate online student experience.
Networked for success
meet your future colleagues and collaborators.
Find out more about studying online.
This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University November 2016.