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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, from taxation to employment law. 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.

The legal areas covered within the units of study include:

  • Corporations Law
  • Employment Law
  • E-Commerce
  • Finance
  • Legal Ethics
  • Research and Reasoning
  • Stock Markets
  • Taxation

Where it can take you

Developments such as globalisation, deregulation and the spread 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 business law and taxation, which are 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 business law with studies in business, accounting, marketing, economics, finance or government. Career opportunities include:

  • Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Broker
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Adviser
  • Policy Adviser
  • Tax Adviser

Majors

The Business Law major can be taken as part of any of the undergraduate degrees offered by the Business School.

The major is an introduction to commercial law as well as in depth specialisation in some of its key areas - stock markets and derivatives law, finance and banking, taxation, insolvency, trade practices and consumer law.

Commercial Law

The Commercial Law major provides an introduction to commercial law as well as in depth specialisation in some of its key areas - stock markets and derivatives law, finance and banking, taxation, insolvency, trade practices and consumer law.These specialist units are designed to provide the basis of a professional capability in the area far beyond the general introduction.This major is not a qualification for admission to the professional practice of law as a solicitor or barrister.

Timetables

Timetables for all Business Law units of study are available on the University of Sydney Business School timetable pages.