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Make your mark within an industry of all-rounders

If you are a lawyer looking to enhance your skills in the challenging area of corporate and commercial law, then the online Master of Laws (Business Law) is the right choice for you. Whether you are working in the public or private sector, you can progress up the career ladder with a practical business law specialisation. This Masters degree offers you the opportunity to further develop your critical thinking and analytical skills while gaining in-depth, practical legal knowledge to strengthen your professional practice.

Southern Cross University Online’s postgraduate degree in law, or LLM degree online, will give you an advanced understanding of the various fields of corporate and commercial law, and equip you with highly sought-after and relevant skills. Receive productive learning outcomes, blending industry-led content in emerging business law fields—such as Intellectual Property, Global Business Law and Competition Law—with traditional business law subjects. You’ll draw knowledge from peers who have a background in the corporate world, and build your own skills in business, benefiting from this network of diverse experiences.

This accelerated postgraduate law qualification is designed for lawyers who want fast-tracked learning to gain a specialised degree that can be applied while working full-time. Set yourself apart with a 100% online Master of Laws (Business Law) from Southern Cross University.

Professor Bill MacNeil, SCU Head of School of Law and Justice

Watch Professor MacNeil discuss the benefits of a Master of Laws (Business Law) from Southern Cross University Online.

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An Introduction to the Master of Laws (Business Law)

At the School of Law and Justice, we take our students seriously. You have priority at our School.

An LLM is designed for candidates who have prior legal training and usually, some legal experience, so that’s not necessarily a requirement.

So, if you’re a recent graduate, junior solicitor or barrister, or a senior practitioner who wants specialisation, the LLM in business law at Southern Cross University’s School of Law and Justice is a perfect postgraduate option for you.

We are training a variety of lawyers; a diversity of legal practitioners whether they’re in the private sector or the public sector, whether they’re young or old, whether they’re seasoned or newbies.

Rigorous, practical learning outcomes and industry-led content from emerging business law fields and traditional business law subjects.

Learn within a dynamic learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study.




Accessible online education; one of the very few LLM degrees 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 Laws online in Business Law, you must:

  • A Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent) at Honours standard, or equivalent; or
  • A Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent), and two years of documented relevant professional experience.


Don’t have an undergraduate degree in law? You could be eligible for the Master of Business Law degree.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

Flexible exit options

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans.

That’s why our Master of Laws (Business Law) has built in an early exit point, enabling 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 online Master of Laws, if you choose to continue at a later stage and finish it off.

  • Receive a Graduate Certificate in Laws (Business Law)* by completing four units.


*University pending approval

Career and industry outlook

Australian firms are demanding driven, knowledgeable lawyers with commercial litigation and corporate backgrounds, who also have a strong understanding of property and intellectual property (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

Studying a Master of Laws (Business Law) online from a top 500 Australian university, prepares graduates for senior and specialist roles in law firms and organisations in both the private and public sectors, including:

  • Senior Associate / Partner
  • Principal Advisor
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Learning with Southern Cross University Online

Southern Cross University has over 20 years of experience in delivering online education. Our 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.



Got questions? Read our FAQs or visit our study online page for more information. You can also live chat with one of our Student Advisors at 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.