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Make an impact with your business law degree

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.

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.

Fast Facts:

  • Graduate in just 16 months part-time
  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes
  • Study on an engaging, social learning environment
  • 100% online study, with no on-campus commitments
  • Gain a qualification from a globally ranked university
  • One of the very few LLM degrees in Australia offered 100% online
  • Ongoing support from a dedicated Student Success Advisor
  • Rigorous, practical learning outcomes and industry-led content

Entry requirements

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

  • 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.

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What you’ll study

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Part A (Capstone) 

  • Advanced Legal Research

Part B (Electives) – choose seven units

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

Student Testimonial

I chose SCU Online because I was attracted to the flexibility of the program. I am able to study at times that are suitable to me rather than having to adhere to a structured attendance timetable. This was an important feature for me as someone who is working full time and managing a household.

Zohra Ali, Associate Lawyer and Master of Laws (Business Law) graduate

Download the brochure

For more details about the Master of Laws (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
  • Industry-related work
  • 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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