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Undergraduate

Business Law

Bachelor of Commerce - BCom(Curtin) - MJXU-BSLAW Curtin Business School
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley, Malaysia, Mauritius or Sarawak This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.
Study method Full-time or part-time
Fully online - find out more
Study mode Fully online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

If you are interested in legal work but do not want to become a barrister or solicitor, a major in business law could be just what you are looking for. Businesses work with laws every day, for example in proposals, tenders and contracts. Knowledge of business law can give you the ability to recognise potential issues and manage legal risk.

This major will give you a sound knowledge of the laws that govern commercial transactions. You can learn how the law is created, changed and applied to business and government, and appreciate ethical issues in business situations.

You will gain a solid foundation in business law and develop significant knowledge of torts, real property, company law and consumer law, and study units in contract law, real property, intellectual property, torts and taxation.

While this major does not lead to a professional legal qualification, it aims to meet the increasing demand for graduates who have the legal knowledge and skills to work in corporate business or government.

Business Law is offered as part of the Bachelor of Commerce. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

When coupled with International Relations you can complete this major as part of our Bachelor of Commerce.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*Please note not all majors are offered online

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either verbal or quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics 2C/2D

Notes

Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$10,300*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Company Secretary
  • Law Clerk
  • Settlement Clerk
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Manager
  • Legal Administrator.

Why Business Law?

  • With economic structure rapidly becoming globalised, knowledge of legal implications in corporate governance, and the wider aspects of business law and ethical practices, will give you relevant knowledge when entering the workforce.
  • Due to Australia’s economic expansion, there is a strong demand for trained professionals in the corporate administrative field.
  • Knowledge in areas of business law can give you a competitive edge in a rapidly changing marketplace.