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- Gain a valuable commercial perspective, ideal for specialist areas such as corporate law, company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, compliance law, taxation law, insolvency practice and intellectual property law.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
- Study a business major in accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management, marketing, or public relations.
- Meets academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Australia.
|QTAC course code||419222|
|QUT course code||IX71|
|Course duration||5.5 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
Why choose this course?
This course offers a powerful combination of business and law skills that provides a broad base of commercial knowledge and will enhance your career in the law or business environments. Business majors include accountancy, advertising, economics, finance, management, marketing, human resource management, international business and public relations, giving a broad range of specialty areas to focus your career on. Accountancy is a popular complementary choice of major for business/law students, providing you with formal recognition from peak bodies in both professions.
You may find employment as a legal practitioner, barrister, in-house counsel, government lawyer, policy officer or adviser or take on roles in business or industry. Your business degree will give you a broad base of commercial knowledge, making you more attractive to employers in legal environments.
At the end of your law degree you will have completed the necessary units for admission to legal practice in Australia. If you want to become a practising lawyer you will need to complete further practical legal training (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) and then apply for admission. The Bachelor of Laws is also recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and in India and West Malaysia after completion of these countries’ qualifying examinations. Please refer to the QUT Business School prospectus for details on your intended business major.
You will study a combination of business and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final years. You will also have the opportunity to choose elective units relevant to your career interests.
Students are required to complete 528 credit points, comprised of 192 credit points for the Bachelor of Business program and 336 credit points for the Bachelor of Laws program.
Business students will complete 96 credit points (16 units) consisting of eight Business School Core Units and an eight unit major. As the content of BSB111 Business Law and Ethics overlaps with the Bachelor of Laws, it has been replaced by MGB223 Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Students must choose a major from:
- Human Resource Management
- International Business
- Public Relations.
All course structures
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). Accountancy, Finance, Economics and Marketing majors also requires 4 SA in Maths A, B or C.
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $5,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $4,900 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (419222) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.