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Undergraduate Studies

What you can study

Business Law at Sydney provides invaluable knowledge of the legal framework within which businesses operate.  A strong emphasis is placed on the legal problems that business graduates are likely to encounter in their careers.

Through the units of study students develop an understanding of the legal context within which they work. They will be introduced to the concepts of negotiating contracts, advising management, making strategic decisions and having the acumen to recognise when a specialist legal practitioner is required.


Where it can take you

Developments such as globalisation, deregulation and the expansion of electronic commerce have caused fundamental changes to the traditional range of career opportunities in business and government sectors. To succeed in this dynamic new working environment, graduates need a deeper understanding of commercial law, which is the common foundation for all business operations and the stimulus for many new business opportunities.

There is an emphasis on the wide range of career options open to graduates who combine specialist knowledge of commercial law with studies in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance or government. Career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Investment Advisor
  • Compliance and Regulatory Specialist
  • Tax Advisor
  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Planner

Commercial Law Major

The Commercial Law major can be taken as part of any of the undergraduate degrees offered by the Business School. The major provides an introduction to commercial law as well as opportunity to study in the following areas:

  • Australian Taxation System
  • Business Failure and Restructuring
  • Business, Ethics and the Law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Foundations of Business Law
  • Intellectual Property for Business
  • Regulation of Capital Raising
  • Regulation of Securities Markets
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance
  • Commercial Practice in China
  • Corporate Crime and Business
  • Franchising
  • Legal Regulation of Employment
  • Legal Regulation of International Business
  • Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax Strategies for Business

This major is not a qualification for admission to the professional practice of law as a solicitor or barrister.