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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, Head of School of Law and Justice

A Master of Business Law is ideal for non-lawyers who wish to make legal business decisions.

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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

Entry criteria

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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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.


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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

Student testimonial

I was concerned that I would feel “disconnected” because it’s an online course, however, I have felt more connected in this course than in previous on-campus courses … the staff are really involved with the students even though we’re in a digital space – this has exceeded my expectations.

Johan Wiesner, online Master of Business Law student

Learning with Southern Cross University 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.

Accelerated study

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 by reading our FAQ or chatting to us via live chat down the bottom right of the window.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University November 2016.