University of Technology Sydney

C10125v10 Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws

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

UAC code: 609010 (Autumn session, Spring session, Spring session)
CRICOS code: 008756B
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 240
Course EFTSL: 5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course diagram
Course program
Honours
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The combined Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Laws equips students with skills in the highly marketable disciplines of business and law. Students build fundamental knowledge of the law and its application in a range of business environments, as well as an understanding of the legal frameworks that support key business disciplines.

Specialist skills are developed through electives and major choices, such as the Legal Futures and Technology major, which is focused on the emerging tools that are shaping the legal profession.

As well as gaining the critical, analytical and evaluative skills required for effective legal and business practice, on completion of this course students also meet the academic requirements for admission to practise law in NSW.

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 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; and
d. The principles and values of justice and ethical practices in lawyersí roles.
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 A 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;
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.
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; and
e. An ability to be responsive and adaptive to the perspectives of collaborators, clients, counter parties and others.
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;
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)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

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.

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
  • 30 credit points of law options, including either:
    • 30 credit points of law options, or
    • 30 credit points of legal futures and technology options
  • a 6-credit-point legal theory option.

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
STM90691 Law stream 144cp
CBK90169 Major choice (Business) 48cp
Total 240cp

Course diagram

Course diagram: C10125

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 CBK90922.

Students wishing to study the new major MAJ09443 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.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
Spring session
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
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
70109 Evidence   6cp
Spring session
70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law   6cp
21440 Management Skills   6cp
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70108 Public International Law   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
70317 Real Property   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
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  
Year 5
Autumn session
71116 Remedies   6cp
70417 Corporate Law   8cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Spring session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
70102 Foundations of Law   8cp
70103 Ethics Law and Justice   6cp
22107 Accounting for Business Decisions A   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
26134 Business Statistics   6cp
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
Spring session
22207 Accounting for Business Decisions B   6cp
70311 Torts   8cp
70114 Criminal Law and Procedure   8cp
Year 3
Autumn session
70211 Contracts   8cp
70616 Australian Constitutional Law   8cp
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
Spring session
70104 Civil Practice   6cp
21555 Introduction to Human Resource Management   6cp
21510 Introduction to Strategy   6cp
70109 Evidence   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
70327 Introduction to Property and Commercial Law   6cp
21440 Management Skills   6cp
70617 Administrative Law   8cp
70108 Public International Law   6cp
Spring session
70317 Real Property   8cp
70517 Equity and Trusts   8cp
21037 Managing Employee Relations   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
21036 Managing Strategic Performance   6cp
21407 Strategic Human Resource Management   6cp
21512 Understanding Organisations: Theory and Practice   6cp
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  
Spring session
71116 Remedies   6cp
70417 Corporate Law   8cp
21505 Human Resource Management (Capstone)   6cp
Select 6 credit points of options   6cp
Year 6
Autumn session
Select 24 credit points of options   24cp

Honours

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

Students who meet these criteria for honours are eligible for transfer into the appropriate undergraduate honours exit course on completion of all coursework and occurs just prior to graduation.

Students who undertake the Legal Futures and Technology major and who meet the criteria for honours can choose to undertake honours as part of their degree.

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:

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