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OP5

Rank91

Course information set

  • 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.
QTAC course code419222
QUT course code IX81
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 5.5 years full-time
Start month 2018 February, July
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
  • Faculty of Law
Course contact
  • Email:
CRICOS code 083022G
Careers
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Professional
  • Banker
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Business Analyst
  • Crown Law Officer
  • Economist
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Financial Project Manager
  • Funds Manager
  • In-House Lawyer
  • International Business Specialist
  • Investment Manager
  • Manager
  • Market Research Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Solicitor
  • Stockbroker

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Details

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:

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.

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.

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.

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).

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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. You will study business and law units in your first four years and for the remainder of this course you will concentrate on law studies.

Under the business component, students will complete 192 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 MGB227 Entrepreneurship.

Students must choose a major from:

• accountancy
• advertising
• economics
• finance
• human resource management
• international business
• management
• marketing
• public relations.

For professional recognition, the accountancy structure differs from the normal structure. Accountancy students will complete seven Business School core units and complete a nine-unit major.

Under the law component, students will complete 336 credit points of core units and a mixture of introductory, general and advanced electives. Students may select up to 48 credit points of non-law electives or 48 credit points of a university-wide minor in place of four of the general electives. Successful completion of a minor will be recognised on the academic record and/or the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

Total law credit points: 336
Total credit points for core units: 240
Total credit points for elective units: 96

Honours-level units
96 credit points of honours units listed below will be used to determine the honours levels of the LLB (Hons):

LLH201 Legal Research,
LLH206 Administrative Law,
LLH302 Ethics and the Legal Profession,
LLH305 Corporate Law,
LLH401 Legal Research Capstone (24 cps) and

2 x 12 cp Advanced Law Electives.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 5

Rank 91

Course information set

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

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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $10800 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

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

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Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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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.

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