Undergraduate

Business Law

Business Law is an ideal major for anyone planning a career in the business or government sectors. This major also lays the foundations for a successful postgraduate studies in law.
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Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

Business Law graduates are well qualified for a variety of roles in the private and government sectors. These include careers in accountancy (with appropriate further qualifications), business management, marketing, international trade, banking and finance, public service, industrial relations, human resource management and related professions and endeavours that draw on an appropriate level of knowledge of business law. Employers include government organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in areas such as consumer protection, competition policy, financial regulation, trade policy and legal assistance.
Business Law graduates are well qualified for a variety of roles in the private and government sectors. These include careers in accountancy (with appropriate further qualifications), business management, marketing, international trade, banking and finance, public service, industrial relations, human resource management and related professions and endeavours that draw on an appropriate level of knowledge of business law. Employers include government organisations and non-government organisations (NGOs) involved in areas such as consumer protection, competition policy, financial regulation, trade policy and legal assistance.

5 skill sets you'll gain through Business Law

1. Analytical skills: collecting and analysing information; detecting patterns, interpreting data and making decisions based on multiple factors

2. Communication skills: sharing information and proposing ideas; negotiating effectively; listening, understanding and speaking clearly

3. Teamwork skills: collaborating and contributing to group projects; demonstrating leadership

4. Problem-solving skills: showing initiative in identifying and solving problems; implementing and monitoring solutions

5. Self-management skills: taking responsibility; building confidence in your vision; working under pressure; demonstrating resilience

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Further Study

Students can choose to take on additional postgraduate studies including the Juris Doctor and Master of International Law.
Students can choose to take on additional postgraduate studies including the Juris Doctor and Master of International Law.
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Law Direct Pathway

If you're interested in undertaking the Law and Society, Business Law or Criminology major, you may want to check out our Law Direct Pathway.

Our pathways combine your first degree with your second degree, giving you an assured place in your postgraduate course and providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice. 

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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this major. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Average Annual Fee - 2019
$8,934.00
Typical Fee Range - 2019
$6,566.00 - $10,958.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
192
Total Course Fee - 2018
$161,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$161,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major focuses on the fundamental relationship between law and business and is ideal for those planning careers in a range of business areas including professional accounting, business management, international trade and industrial relations. It will equip you with important skills in teamwork and in written and oral communication, as well as high-level analytical, problem-solving and research skills.

About The Course

Gain a solid understanding of the Australian legal system and how it impacts on business and commercial transactions. You'll learn about the law relating to contract, torts, corporations, agency, partnership, fiduciary obligations, taxation, banking, finance, intellectual property, competition, consumer protection and international trade.
Business Law

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-BSLAW
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Business Law
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12-15 contact hours, plus at least twice as much of your own study time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-BSLAW
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BCom); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWCOM
  • UWBPH
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Take a second major

Employers seek graduates with a breadth of knowledge from multiple complementary areas. Have you considered taking a second major to increase your skills and experience?

Business Law pairs well with these other majors:

  • Accounting: learn to speak the 'language of business'
  • Finance: discover the intricacies of managing financial resources and corporate finance issues
  • Marketing: gain an understanding of what influences customers to choose certain products
  • Work and Employment Relations: become involved in industrial law

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

5 reasons to study Business Law

1. The legal knowledge behind business is highly sought after by employers, as personal liability and contracts are vital parts of working in the corporate sector.

2. The analytical skills you'll gain in this major will hold you in good stead for a career in business.

3. You can pair Business Law with any other major from Law or any other - for instance,  Law and Society, Communication and Media Studies, or Japanese - for a stronger CV with two majors.

4. You'll practice the communication skills and collaboration skills that employers are continually seeking, giving you significant experience before graduating.

5. Take this major overseas through study abroad or student exchange, or undertake a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit to give you experience in an international or practical setting, boosting your knowledge and CV.

Western Australia's premier Law School

The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.

Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.

While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.

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