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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws

  • Bachelor

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in. Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations - from industrial relations to corporate finance.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
5 years full-time, 10 years part-time
Course Code
3206102, 019853K
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$26,800 per year / $134,000 total
ATAR
80

About this course

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations - from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business in the first instance.

Study locations

Gold Coast

What you will learn

There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree, but a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.

The following Bachelor of Business majors are available in the double degree:

  • Aviation Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.

Please note that not all majors are offered at each location, but if a student is enrolled internally, they can still study any major online.

Career pathways

Graduates pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of business and law; and those specific to each discipline.

For business: advertising, marketing, public relations, product management, management, international business, human resource management, investment, banking, accounting and finance

For law: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate or government organisations.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

  • 24 core units (288 credit points); and
  • 1 Business Major (96 credit points); and
  • 4 Law electives (48 credit points); and
  • 4 Business electives (48 credit points).

Bachelor of Laws with Honours

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws with Honours, students must:

  • fulfil the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws; and
  • complete the units LAW10181 - Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method and LAW00524 - Independent Legal Research; and
  • achieve a satisfactory standard of academic performance in law units as determined by the School Board, School of Law and Justice.

Class of Honours

The Bachelor of Laws with Honours may be awarded in the following classes:

  • First Class Honours;
  • Second Class Honours (Division I); or
  • Second Class Honours (Division II).

Exit Award

Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Laws or the Bachelor of Business upon completion of the requirements of the single degree.