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.

Major outline

For a major in Commercial Law you must complete:

(1) one junior prerequisite unit of study (6 credit points):

(2) a minimum of six Commercial Law senior elective units of study (36 credit points) selected from a specified list of elective options for the major as outlined in the University of Sydney Business School (Undergraduate)  Handbook, including:

Graduate opportunities

Through the Commercial Law major at Sydney, you will develop an understanding of the legal context within which business operates. You 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. This knowledge and the skills you will develop are essential to succeed in the ever-changing business climate. The wide range of units offered in the Commercial Law major will allow you to specialise in corporate/finance law, taxation law or in business law. Please note: the Commercial Law major does not provide a qualification for admission to professional practice as a solicitor or barrister.

Further study for major

Eligible students may apply for admission to an honours year in Business Law; or apply for admission to postgraduate study in the Business School. We offer a wide range of specialist master's degrees for graduates who want to gain specialised knowledge and skills.

Our degrees have been developed in close consultation with industry to provide you with highly relevant and professional programs of study. The Business School's active involvement in quality-assurance and accreditation activities has earned us the top international accreditations available to business schools worldwide and has enabled us to forge strategic alliances on a global scale.

By choosing to study one of our accredited degree programs, you can be certain that the education you receive will be of the highest academic quality and will be recognised by the business community in Australia and around the world. Whatever your aspirations, our cutting-edge programs will help you to take your career in any direction you choose.

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