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C04250v2 Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration

Award(s): Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Juris Doctor (JD)

UAC code: 940436(Autumn session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 074765J
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Levels of award
Articulation with UTS courses
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration is a graduate law and business degree that builds on the established reputations of UTS: Law and the UTS Business School to provide high-calibre, graduate-level education in the theory and practice of the law and business. It is specifically designed for graduates of disciplines other than law.

This course provides students with an integrated exposure to professional practice in both legal and business contexts.

Career options

Career options include, but are not limited to, lawyer within a private firm, government department or community law centre, regulatory affairs and policy adviser in the public or private sector or legal specialisation related to students' previous degree or enhanced career options within an existing professional sphere.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 An advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of legal knowledge including: the Australian legal system, international and comparative contexts, theoretical and technical knowledge; the broader contexts within which legal issues arise and the law operates including cultural awareness, social justice and policy; the principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyers' roles; and contemporary developments in law and its professional practice.
2.1 An advanced and integrated capacity to value and promote honesty, integrity, accountability, public service and ethical standards including: an understanding of approaches to ethical decision making and professional responsibility; an ability to recognise, reflect upon and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts in ways that evidence professional judgment, promote justice and serve the community; and a developing ability to engage in the profession of law and to exercise professional judgment.
3.1 A capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including the ability to: identify and articulate complex legal issues in context; apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate theoretical and practical responses; engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives; and demonstrate Sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses.
4.1 Well-developed cognitive and practical skills necessary to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues and demonstrate intellectual and practical skills necessary to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.
5.1 Effective and appropriate professional communication skills including: highly effective use of the English language to convey legal ideas and views to different audiences and environments; an ability to communicate to inform, analyse, report and persuade. an ability to strategically select an appropriate medium and message; an ability to assess how messages are received and alter communication strategies accordingly; an ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others; and an ability to generate a sustained and logical argument.
6.1 A high level of autonomy accountability and professionalism, and, the ability to implement appropriate self-management and lifelong learning strategies including: an ability to undertake and initiate self-directed work and learning; well developed judgment and responsibility as a legal professional in a broader social context; the ability to support personal and professional development by: reflecting on and assessing their own capabilities, wellbeing and performance; making use of feedback as appropriate; identifying and accessing appropriate resources and assistance; and making use of resources and support in developing resilience; and a capacity to adapt to and embrace change and a commitment to ongoing learning.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Previous qualifications must be in a discipline other than law or a law qualification from an overseas jurisdiction. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education), Faculty of Law.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is four years of full-time study. Subjects may also be available in Summer session.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 192 credit points. The study components for course completion are as follows:

  • 96 credit points of compulsory core law subjects (13 subjects)
  • 48 credit points of compulsory core business subjects (eight subjects)
  • 18 credit points of law options (three subjects)
  • a 6-credit-point legal theory option (one subject)
  • 24 credit points of business law sub-major subjects (four subjects).

Industrial training/professional practice

To practise as a lawyer in NSW, students need to successfully complete an accredited legal qualification and an accredited course of practical legal training (PLT), which UTS offers through its PLT program.

Students enrolled in the Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration who wish to practise as lawyers in NSW can complete the requirements by undertaking a PLT program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).

Course completion requirements

STM90742 Core stream 96cp
STM90345 Core subjects 48cp
SMJ09059 Business Law 24cp
CBK90921 Options (Legal Theory PG) 6cp
CBK90949 Options 18cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Students in the standard full-time program enrol in between 24 and 26 credit points a session. Core subjects are timetabled every session. Optional subjects are regularly timetabled but not all options are offered in any one session. The UTS Timetable Planner enables current and future UTS students to view subject timetables.

Example full-time programs are shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70103 Ethics Law and Justice   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Spring session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
70311 Torts   8cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
70211 Contracts   8cp
70616 Australian Constitutional Law   8cp
Spring session
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
70327 Commercial Law   6cp
70104 Civil Practice   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
71116 Remedies   6cp
70317 Real Property   8cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Spring session
70109 Evidence   6cp
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70517 Equity and Trusts   8cp
Year 4
Autumn session
70107 Principles of Company Law   8cp
70106 Principles of Public International Law   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
SMJ09059 Business Law 24cp  
Spring session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK90949 Options 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
78210 Law and Literature 6cp  
78235 Justice 6cp  
78236 Environmental Ethics 6cp  
78237 Geographies of Law 6cp  
78238 History and Theory of Intellectual Property 6cp  
78239 Feminist Perspectives on Law and Justice 6cp  
78241 Reading the Law: Language, Power and Ideology 6cp  
78126 Corporate Governance 6cp  
78270 Crime, Victims and Criminal Justice 6cp  
78269 Special Topics in Property 6cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
21878 Organisational Dialogue: Theory and Practice   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70103 Ethics Law and Justice   6cp
21937 Managing, Leading and Stewardship   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25742 Financial Management   6cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
70311 Torts   8cp
Spring session
22747 Accounting for Managerial Decisions   6cp
70211 Contracts   8cp
70616 Australian Constitutional Law   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
23706 Economics for Management   6cp
24734 Marketing Management   6cp
70327 Commercial Law   6cp
70104 Civil Practice   6cp
Spring session
21715 Strategic Management   6cp
71116 Remedies   6cp
70317 Real Property   8cp
21928 People, Work and Employment   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
70109 Evidence   6cp
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70517 Equity and Trusts   8cp
Spring session
70107 Principles of Company Law   8cp
70106 Principles of Public International Law   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
SMJ09059 Business Law 24cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
78210 Law and Literature 6cp  
78235 Justice 6cp  
78236 Environmental Ethics 6cp  
78237 Geographies of Law 6cp  
78238 History and Theory of Intellectual Property 6cp  
78239 Feminist Perspectives on Law and Justice 6cp  
78241 Reading the Law: Language, Power and Ideology 6cp  
78126 Corporate Governance 6cp  
78270 Crime, Victims and Criminal Justice 6cp  
78269 Special Topics in Property 6cp  
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
CBK90949 Options 18cp  

Levels of award

The Juris Doctor component of the JD MBA may be awarded with distinction. An additional year of study is not required. To qualify for distinction, a student must complete 77740 Research Paper within CBK90949 Options. The rules governing the Juris Doctor with distinction can be found in Postgraduate course information in the handbook. See coursework research on the UTS: Law website for information on how to apply to enrol.

Refer to the honours entry in the UTS: Handbook 2014 for the pre-2015 honours rules and regulations for the Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration (C04250).

Articulation with UTS courses

Students who completed postgraduate electives as part of their Juris Doctor (C04236) candidature may apply to have credit towards the Juris Doctor Master of Business Administration (C04250).

Professional recognition

This course satisfies the requirements for admission as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW, provided students undertake a PLT program, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).

Other information

Further information for future students is available on:

telephone +61 2 9514 3660
email
law@uts.edu.au

Further information for current students is available on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
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