University of Technology Sydney

C09084v2 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

Notes

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 the UTS Student Centre.


Overview
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

Overview

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 Apply evidence, creativity and critical reasoning to solve business problems.
BUS.2.1 Communicate information clearly in a form appropriate for its audience.
BUS.2.2 Demonstrate ability to work independently and with others as a member of a team to achieve an agreed goal.
BUS.3.1 Make judgements and business decisions consistent with the principles of social responsibility, inclusion and knowledge of Indigenous peoples.
BUS.4.1 Apply technical and professional skills to operate effectively in business.
LAW.1.1 A coherent and advanced understanding of fundamental areas of legal knowledge including:
a. The Australian colonial and post-colonial legal system, international and comparative contexts, theoretical and technical knowledge;
b. The broader contexts within which legal issues arise and the law operates including cultural awareness, social justice and policy;
c. The impact of Anglo-Australian laws on Indigenous peoples, including their historical origins in the process of colonisation and ongoing impact;
d. The principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyers’ roles; and
e. Advanced theoretical and technical knowledge of underlying legal principles and concepts in one or more areas of practice or inquiry.
LAW.2.1 A capacity to value and promote honesty, integrity, accountability, public service and ethical standards including:
a. An understanding of approaches to ethical decision making and professional responsibility;
b. 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
c. An ability to reflect on and engage constructively with diversity in practice.
LAW.3.1 An advanced capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including the ability to:
a. Identify and articulate legal issues in context, including the skill of critical reading and writing;
b. Apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to sometimes complex legal problems;
c. Engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives; and
d. 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; advanced knowledge of legal research principles and different methodologies, and technical and planning skills to design and apply research to a significant scholarly piece of work.
LAW.5.1 Effective and appropriate communication skills including:
a. Highly effective use of the English language to convey legal ideas and views to different and diverse audiences and environments;
b. An ability to communicate to inform, analyse, report and persuade;
c. An ability to strategically select an appropriate medium and message;
d. An ability to assess how messages are received and alter communication strategies accordingly;
e. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others; and
f. An ability to communicate a clear and coherent exposition of legal research and scholarship orally and in writing.
LAW.6.1 Effective and appropriate collaboration skills in working together to achieve a common goal in a group learning environment or the workplace including:
a. An ability to give and receive feedback;
b. Appropriate professional and interpersonal skills in working collaboratively;
c. A capacity to develop strategies to successfully negotiate group challenges; and
d. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others.
LAW.7.1 The capacity to work with Indigenous peoples in a professional context;
a. To respect, recognise and advocate for Indigenous strengths and self-determination;
b. To acknowledge and respect Indigenous Knowledges;
c. To understand the impact of colonisation, specifically historical and ongoing racism and the economic impact of dispossession resulting in social and economic exclusion, and
d. To identify and challenge the deficit narratives and biases of Anglo-Australian laws towards Indigenous Australians
LAW.8.1 The ability to implement appropriate self-management and lifelong learning strategies including:
a. An ability to undertake and initiate self-directed work and learning, including authorship of a significant piece of work;
b. Well-developed judgment and responsibility as a legal professional in a broader social context;
c. The ability to support personal and professional development by:
i. Reflecting on and assessing their own capabilities, wellbeing and performance;
ii. Making use of feedback as appropriate;
iii. Identifying and accessing appropriate resources and assistance;
iv. Making use of resources and support in developing resilience; and
d. A capacity to adapt to and embrace change and a commitment to ongoing learning.

Key

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
22108 Accounting and Accountability   6cp
21212 People and Organisations   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
Spring session
24109 Marketing and Customer Value   6cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70103 Ethics Law and Justice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
22208 Accounting, Business and Society   6cp
70311 Torts   8cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
Spring session
70211 Contracts   8cp
70616 Australian Constitutional Law   8cp
21214 Business and Social Impact   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
70104 Civil Practice   6cp
70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law   6cp
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
70317 Real Property   8cp
71116 Remedies   6cp
70109 Evidence   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70517 Equity and Trusts   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Spring session
76090 Research Methodology   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
70417 Corporate Law   8cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91100 Options (Honours) 18cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
MAJ08981 Advertising and Marketing Communications 48cp  
MAJ08437 Accounting 48cp  
MAJ09209 Economics 48cp  
MAJ08440 Finance 48cp  
MAJ08446 Human Resource Management 48cp  
MAJ08442 International Business 48cp  
MAJ08438 Management 48cp  
MAJ08441 Marketing 48cp  
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
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or +61 2 9514 1222
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