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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Combine law with one of eight business study areas. Ideal for roles in corporate law, company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions or intellectual property law.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
6
Selection rank
89
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
5.5 years full-time
5.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
419222
CRICOS
083022G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

This course is one of the most popular double degrees because of the variety of options it offers to graduates. A business and law double degree 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. Your business knowledge and skills will provide a valuable commercial perspective ideal for specialist areas such as corporate law, company takeovers, corporate governance, taxation law and intellectual property law.

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.

QUT’s contemporary law degree prepares you to think ahead and allows you to take advantage of employment opportunities in growth areas or newly emerging sectors, such as intellectual property and technology.

As a QUT law student, you will benefit immediately and into the future from:

  • a course that has been designed in consultation with industry to have a strong foundation in contemporary law knowledge, understanding and experience
  • meaningful connections with high profile industry employers
  • practical and effective hands-on learning experiences during your studies
  • classes with leading and expert teachers
  • international study and placement opportunities
  • our high quality law library, expert librarians and Law Moot Court facilities
  • the convenience of a city-based campus.

QUT Law is also dedicated to your successful career in legal practice as we are Brisbane’s only university to offer a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice course and have offered this course for over 35 years.

Real-world learning

You will study a combination of business and law units in the first four years, with law and elective units only in the final three semesters.

Your business course consists of eight core units to give you a broad-based introduction to business principles and a chance to sample a major before you finalise your selection. You will study eight units of your chosen major.

Through the law component of your double degree, you will gain advanced knowledge and skills in commercial remedies, contract law, corporate law, real property law, dispute resolution, the law of torts (negligence, damages and no-fault compensation schemes), legal interviewing, problem solving, criminal law, equity and trusts, evidence, ethics and the variety of contexts in which Australian law operates.

You will also have a number of introductory, general and advanced law electives available to specialise in a certain area of the law and gain hands-on experience in the real world.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts.

Highlights

  • 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.
  • Benefit from meaningful connections with high profile industry employers and classes with leading and internationally renowned law experts.

What to expect

Assessment items or practicum

Designed in consultation with industry to ensure you acquire a strong foundation of knowledge and experience, our law programs support and develop students to successfully transition from university to their legal career.

Students benefit from innovative, scholarly teaching and learning through:

  • progressive assessments and open book exams
  • an emphasis on independent learning and research skills
  • small groups in core subjects
  • practical skills and industry connections from work placements, industry projects, mock trials, mooting competitions and analysis of real cases and legislation.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

This double degree offers you the ultimate in career choice. You may find employment as a solicitor, in-house lawyer, Crown Law officer, corporate secretary, policy officer or public servant, or take on roles in business or industry such as an accountant or merchant banker. Your business degree will give you a broad base of commercial knowledge, making you more attractive to employers in legal environments.

Our graduates have an excellent track record of securing exciting positions. Legal career options include private practice, in-house counsel, government (local, state, federal), ministerial adviser, researcher in parliamentary libraries, court registrar, public prosecutor, public defender (Legal Aid), crown lawyer (civil litigation), community legal centres, alternative dispute resolution, legal academic, law librarian and legal publishing.

This course is 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.

Professional recognition

This course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. If you want to become a lawyer at the end of your degree, you will need to complete further practical legal training (PLT) before you can apply for admission to practice. We offer PLT in the form of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Please refer to the Bachelor of Business online course information for professional recognition details on your intended business major.

Research pathways

QUT’s Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a higher-level qualification than a bachelor degree, as it has honours-level content integrated throughout the course. The advanced knowledge and skills in this course will benefit your professional career, or future research and study.

Bachelor of Business (Honours) option

High-achieving students who wish to take further studies may enrol in BS63 Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Possible careers

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercialisation Officer
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Digital Economy Lawyer
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • In-House Lawyer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Solicitor
  • Stockbroker

Requirements

OP 6
Rank 89

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
IX81
QTAC code
419222
CRICOS code
083022G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 5.5 years full-time
  • 5.5 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

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.

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 93
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 4
Selection rank 93
OP 4
Selection rank 93
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 8
Selection rank 84
OP 6
Selection rank 89

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
6
Rank
89
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $11,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $29,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

Browse all scholarships

QUT Faculty of Law Founders' Scholarship

A scholarship for undergraduate law students studying in the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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