LLM: Online Master of Laws (Business Law)
Duration: 16 months, part-time
Advanced standing: Call us to see if you qualify
Study periods: Apr, July, Sept, Oct, Dec
Fees: $2,845 per unit, FEE-HELP available
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 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.
SCU Online’s postgraduate degree in law, or LLM degree, will give you an advanced understanding of the various fields of corporate and commercial law, and equip you with highly sought-after 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.
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
Part A (Capstone)
- Independent Legal Research Project
Part B (Electives) – choose seven units
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law
- Advanced Legal Research
- Advanced Property Law
- Competition Law
- Consumer Law
- Litigation and Corporations
- The Law of Corporate Governance
- Global Business Law
- Tax Law
To qualify for the online Master of Laws (Business Law), you must:
- have a four (4) year undergraduate degree in law; and
- be proficient in English.
Advanced standing may be available to those who have the relevant prior education and significant workforce experience as a lawyer. Should you qualify for advanced standing, you could reduce the length and cost of your Master of Laws degree, finishing with the career you want even sooner.
Don’t have an undergraduate degree in law? You could be eligible for the Master of 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 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.
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 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 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.
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Last updated March 30, 2017