Business Law

The units of study listed in the following table are those available for the current year. Students may also include any units of study, which are additional to those currently listed, which appear under these subject areas in the Business School handbook/website in subsequent years (subject to any prerequisite or prohibition rules).

Timetabling information for the current year is available on this website: Timetables.

Table A - The University of Sydney Business School

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Business Law

Honours in Business Law

Achievement of Honours in Business Law requires 48 of credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 48 credit points of 4000-level core units.

Business Law major

Achievement of a major in Business Law requires 48 credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units.

Business Law minor

Achievement of a minor in Business Law requires 36 credit points from this table comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 18 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of study

The relevant units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core *
CLAW1001
Foundations of Business Law
6    N CLAW2214
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW1003
Company Law
6    P CLAW1001
N CLAW2214 or CLAW2201
Semester 1
Semester 2
* Students who wish to combine a Business Law major or minor with the Professional Accounting program must complete CLAW1001 and CLAW1003, which will satisfy the requirements of the Professional Accounting Program unit CLAW2214.

2000-level units of study

Selective
CLAW2202
Business Failure and Restructuring
6    P CLAW2201 or CLAW1003 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
CLAW2203
Regulation of Securities Markets
6    P CLAW2201 or CLAW1003 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
CLAW2205
Competition and Consumer Law
6    P CLAW1001 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
CLAW2207
Business, Ethics and the Law
6    P CLAW1001 or CLAW2214
Semester 2
CLAW2208
Business Regulation, Risk and Compliance
6    P 24 credit points of study
Semester 1
CLAW2209
Intellectual Property for Business
6    P 24 credit points of study
Semester 1
CLAW2211
Commercial Practice in China
6    P 24 credit points of study
Semester 2
CLAW2212
Franchising
6    P 24 credit points of study
Semester 2
CLAW2213
Legal Regulation of Int'l Business
6    P 24 credit points of study
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core (major only)
CLAW3600
Business Law in Practice
6    P completion of at least 120 credit points including 3 x CLAW 2000 level units and 1 x CLAW 3000 level unit


This unit should only be undertaken by students in their final semester of the Business Law major.
Semester 2
Selective
CLAW3201
Australian Taxation System
6    P CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
Semester 2
CLAW3202
Tax Strategies for Business
6    P CLAW3201
Semester 2
CLAW3206
Regulation of Mergers and Acquisitions
6    P CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214
Semester 2
CLAW3207
Legal Regulation of Employment
6    P 24 credit points of study; including CLAW1001 or CLAW2214
Semester 2
CLAW3208
Corporate Crime and Business
6    P CLAW1003 or CLAW2201 or CLAW2214
Semester 1
CLAW3209
The Environment, Law and Business
6      Semester 1
CLAW3210
Banking and Financial Law
6    P completion of at least 48 credit points
N CLAW2204
Semester 1

4000-level units of study

Core
BUSS4000
Honours in Business
   P BUSS4001 AND 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area ((BUSS4112 and BUSS4113) or (BUSS4212 and BUSS4213) or (BUSS4312 and BUSS4313) or (BUSS4412 and BUSS4413) or (BUSS4512 and BUSS4513) or (BUSS4612 and BUSS4613) or (BUSS4712 and BUSS4713) or (BUSS4812 and BUSS4813)).
C BUSS4104

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
BUSS4001
Business Honours Research Methods
12    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
Semester 1
BUSS4712
Business Law Honours A
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4713
Semester 1
BUSS4713
Business Law Honours B
6    P Students must meet the entry requirements to the Honours program, including completion of a pass undergraduate degree and a major in the specialisation area
C BUSS4001; BUSS4712
Semester 1
BUSS4104
Business Honours Thesis
24    P BUSS4001 + 2 x Honours coursework units in the specialisation area
C BUSS4000
Semester 2