Business Law

Expert master degree

Are you looking for a course that offers a distinct business perspective on current legal issues and developments? The Master of Business Law is a specialist course designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to address the wide range of legal issues that arise in contemporary business.

You will develop an expert understanding of the legal environment and its impact on business practice in corporate governance, financial regulation, compliance and risk management.

The course positions you as a business specialist. It will advance your legal literacy and provide you with knowledge, skills and professional values to become an effective operator within compliance or business law environments.

Our curriculum allows you to study business law units from Monash Business School as well as commercial law units from the Faculty of Law. The flexible structure of the course enables you to tailor your studies to develop specialist legal knowledge in the areas most suited to your career.

Graduates work across a wide range of business roles such as contract negotiation, business management compliance, and regulation and risk management, and in fields including accounting, finance, human resources and taxation.

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At a glance

For students looking to begin study in 2016.

Course Details

Location(s): On-campus at Caulfield: Full time & part time
Duration: 1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date: First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification: Master of Business Law

Information about fees

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum entry requirements

Qualifications

Entry level 1: 

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification and achieved a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 55% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the faculty. Applicants will be ranked and selected based on their entire academic record.

Students wishing to undertake the research pathway must maintain at least a 70% WAM and be accepted for entry by the Course Coordinator and Higher Degrees by Research Director. 

Entry level 2: 

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55%. 

or 

A four-year Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) with at least a WAM of 55%.

Entry level 3: 

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time (48 points to complete)

Applicants must have completed an Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification and an Australian graduate certificate (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55%.

or

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline with at least a WAM of 55%.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Applications

For application closing dates visit the faculty page

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: B6013

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Domestic fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$27,200

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Course Structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.

PART A. Advanced preparatory studies

These units provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across core business disciplines and a valuable contextual basis for further business law study.

PART B. Mastery knowledge

These units provide a comprehensive study of core business law disciplines and the impact they have on decision-making in organisations. They will develop your capacity to apply your knowledge to provide discipline-based solutions to legal problems and risks arising in contemporary business.

PART C. Application studies

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development and develop your advanced knowledge to master's level in business law.

View course maps

The following progression map(s) shows you a guide of the typical sequencing of units undertaken in this course.

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For more information visit the faculty website