Business Law

POSTGRADUATE SPECIALISATION

The Business Law specialisation is designed to develop a sound understanding of the impact of commercial law on business activity. Graduates will be able to recognise potential legal problems and work in house on their solution, as well as identify when to seek expert advice and maximise interactions with the legal profession. The emphasis throughout the specialisation is on the legal problems likely to be encountered by graduates in their future careers. This specialisation adds value to any business graduate by providing a framework of legal knowledge. Business law has always been an important part of the professional education of accountants (the units are accredited for accounting purposes) and provides a useful second specialisation for students specialising in business or finance-related fields.

Study plan

To meet requirements for this specialisation in the Master's degree, a candidate completes five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one six credit point foundational unit of study as follows: CLAW5001 Legal Environment of Business;
(ii) one six credit point compulsory unit of study: CLAW6002 Corporate Structures in Practice; and
(iii) three elective units of study (18 credit points) selected from the available elective options listed in the University of Sydney Business School handbook.

Graduate opportunities

The Business Law specialisations is designed to develop a sound understanding of the impact of commercial law on business activity. Graduates will also be able to recognise potential legal problems and work in house on their solution, and to recognise when to seek expert advice and maximise interactions with the legal profession. The emphasis throughout the specialisations is on the legal problems likely to be encountered by graduates in their future careers, whether these be in the public or private sectors. This specialisation adds value to any business graduate by providing a framework of legal knowledge and capabilities in problem framing and solution, assessment of risk and compliance.

Location

Camperdown/Darlington

Specialisation study mode

On-campus

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