University of Technology Sydney

C09084v1 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Business (BBus)
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons))

Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus


This is an exit-only course. There is no direct admission to it. Current UTS students may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Graduating) application to exit with this course. Check with your faculty's student centre.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Levels of award
Professional recognition
Other information


This combined program is offered jointly by UTS Law and UTS Business. One of the most popular combined law degrees, this course combines foundational understanding of law and important aspects of business with a wide choice of business majors and sub-majors, as well as real-world experience to make students work-ready on graduation.

Honours relates to the law component only and students must successfully complete both of the research subjects: 76090 Research Methodology and 76040 Research Thesis. Strong research skills are valued highly in contemporary professional practice.

The program provides full-time study for students wishing to obtain a professional legal qualification that satisfies the academic requirements only for admission as a lawyer.

The degree seeks to provide students with the knowledge, competencies and values necessary to develop critical, analytical and evaluative skills essential for a dynamic and rewarding career in business and law.

Students have the opportunity to engage in deeper study of the law by studying 76090 Research Methodology and undertaking 76040 Research Thesis. This course can be a pathway to higher degree research programs.

Career options

Career options include legal adviser within a government department; lawyer in corporate and commercial sector, mergers and acquisitions, property and intellectual property; as well as management consultant or professional in the chosen business specialisation (such as an accountant or marketing executive).

Course intended learning outcomes

BUS.1.1 Critically analyse relevant concepts to understand practice in business and related professions in a global workplace
BUS.1.2 Demonstrate interrelationships between differing business and related disciplines
BUS.2.1 Locate and critically evaluate relevant data and literature to address business problems through a research approach
BUS.2.2 Apply critical and creative thinking to address issues in business
BUS.3.1 Convey information clearly and fluently in high-quality written form appropriate for their audience
BUS.3.2 Use oral communication appropriately to convey information clearly and fluently
BUS.3.3 Demonstrate and critically reflect on how individuals work in teams in an inclusive manner
BUS.4.1 Critically analyse business decisions in terms of ethical practice and social responsibility
BUS.4.2 Critically analyse sustainability principles for various stakeholders in relation to business contexts
BUS.5.1 Apply technical and professional skills necessary to operate effectively in business and related professions
LAW.1.1 A coherent understanding of fundamental areas 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; and the principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyers' roles
LAW.2.1 A 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; and 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
LAW.3.1 A capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including the ability to: identify and articulate legal issues in context; apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses; engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice among alternatives; and think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses
LAW.4.1 Well-developed cognitive and practical skills necessary to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues
LAW.5.1 Effective and appropriate 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
LAW.6.1 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; a capacity to adapt to and embrace change and a commitment to ongoing learning


LAW = Law course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
BUS = Business course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Assumed knowledge

Proficiency in English and mathematics.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is five years of full-time study. The law component requires attendance of 12–15 hours of lectures a week and timetable constraints may require attendance at both daytime and evening classes.

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 240 credit points, allowing students to graduate with the separate degrees of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws. The study components for course completion are as follows.

The law component of 144 credit points is made up of:

  • 108 credit points of compulsory core law subjects
  • a 6-credit-point legal theory option
  • a 30-credit-point law option, which includes either:
    • 18 credit points of law options, a 6-credit-point research methodology subject, a 6-credit-point research thesis subject, or
    • a 6-credit-point technology law, policy and ethics (Capstone 1) subject, a 6-credit-point applied project in law, innovation and technology (Capstone 2) subject, a 6-credit-point research methodology subject, a 6-credit-point research thesis subject, and either a disruptive technologies and the law subject or a local internship.

The business component of 96 credit points comprises:

  • 48 credit points of core business subjects, and
  • 48 credit points of subjects within a business major.

For a current listing of subjects in each course refer to the study package directory.

Industrial training/professional practice

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

Students enrolled in this course may complete their practical legal training by undertaking a postgraduate course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).

Course completion requirements

STM90273 Core subjects (Business) 48cp
STM91052 Law stream (Honours) 144cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
Total 240cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C09084

Course program

The standard program shown is for a full-time student who has chosen the Human Resources Management major in the Bachelor of Business and law options.

All options shown are law options and are to be drawn from those on offer in CBK91100.

Students wishing to study the new major MAJ09444 Legal Futures and Technology need to study 76106 Technology Law, Policy and Ethics (Capstone 1) in the Autumn session of their final year and 76107 Applied Project in Law, Innovation and Technology (Capstone 2) in their final Spring session.

Year 1
Autumn session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26100 Integrating Business Perspectives   6cp
Spring session
24108 Marketing Foundations   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70103 Ethics Law and Justice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
70311 Torts   8cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
Spring session
70211 Contracts   8cp
70616 Australian Constitutional Law   8cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
70104 Civil Practice   6cp
70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
Spring session
70317 Real Property   8cp
71116 Remedies   6cp
70109 Evidence   6cp
21440 Management Skills   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70517 Equity and Trusts   8cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
Spring session
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
76090 Research Methodology   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
70417 Corporate Law   8cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91100 Options (Honours) 18cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
76008 Jurisprudence 6cp  
76033 Animal Law and Policy in Australia 6cp  
76057 Judgment and the Rule of Law 6cp  
76081 Gender and Law 6cp  
78039 Wickedness and Vice 6cp  
76902 Law and Literature 6cp  
76012 Criminology 6cp  
76068 Indigenous Peoples and the Law 6cp  
76040 Research Thesis   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
CBK91100 Options (Honours) 18cp  

Levels of award

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) may be awarded with first or second class honours, which does not require an additional honours year. Honours candidates must complete 76090 Research Methodology and 76040 Research Thesis within the course. The rules concerning the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) can be found in undergraduate course information.

Professional recognition

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

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222