Course

Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BBus&Com/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2740.9

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 060300B


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is Summer A 2014/2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2014 Spring - 2740.8 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2014 Autumn - 2740.7 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2013 - 2740.6 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2012 - 2740.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2010 to 2011 - 2740.4 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2009 (Spring) - 2740.3 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2009 (Autumn) - 2740.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2008 - 2740.1 Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws double degree permits students to undertake multi-skilling and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple legal and business areas. The Law degree provides students with professional legal skills including the ability to analyse legal material and understand fundamental legal principles; an understanding of the relationship between law and society; the skills to analyse and solve non-legal problems and specialised legal study. Depending on the Business and Commerce major selected, employment possibilities are available in areas including accounting, taxation, economics, banking and finance, industrial relations, management, government, politics and property.

Study Mode
Five years full-time and ten years part-time

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training. For the non-Law component refer to the relevant degree entry. Major MT2000 - Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia (CPA), The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) subject to completion of specified electives. Major MT2011 - Applied Finance is accredited with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2012 - Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2006 - Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major - MT2014 Property is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) eligibility and registration as a valuer with the NSW Fair Trading. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for Australian Property Institute (API) certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner. Students choosing the BBC (Property) major should note that in order to achieve accreditation with the Australian Property Institute (API) and registration as a valuer with the NSW Fair Trading, they will need to complete an additional two units (20 credit points) over and above the 400 credit points of this course: 200711 - Statutory Valuation (level 3) offered in Autumn plus 200876 - Specialised Valuation (level 3) offered in Spring.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent requirements

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws is based upon the following minimum requirement:

Assumed Knowledge: HSC English (Advanced)

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Students in this course will be permitted to undertake one of the following nine Majors of the Bachelor of Business and Commerce:

  • MT2000 Accounting
  • MT2011 Applied Finance
  • MT2010 Economics
  • MT2002 Hospitality Management
  • MT2012 Human Resource Management
  • MT2013 Management
  • MT2006 Marketing
  • MT2014 Property
  • MT2008 Sports Management

Majors are available at the campuses on which they are offered in 2753 Bachelor of Business and Commerce.

Students must nominate one major (selection input through MySR) and are not able to undertake additional majors or sub-majors.

Each of the Business and Commerce Majors requires students to complete all units required for the relevant Major with the sole exception that students in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws do not include 200184 - Introduction to Business Law in their course because the material is covered in more detail in a combination of other units. In the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws students include one elective unit in place of 200184 - Introduction to Business Law. However: NOTE- Students seeking accreditation with the Australian professional accounting bodies should complete the unit 200019 - Revenue Law in place of an LLB alternate unit.

Students are free to choose any unit from any discipline for the elective unit requirement with the exception of any unit offered by the School of Law. This means you cannot do LLB Law units and Interdisciplinary Law units such as 200184 Introduction to Business Law and 200183 Law of Business Organisations for this elective.

Students in this course will be eligible to exit early from the combined degree, graduating from the Major of their Business and Commerce degree on completion of all 24 units listed in the first six study sessions of the relevant sequence below. It should be noted that this includes the eight specified law units.

Students will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree on completion of the entire 400 credit point course.

2740 Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws is an accredited degree in respect of the entire program. Students must complete the full 400 credit points in order to be eligible to graduate with a law degree. They are not accredited to complete a law degree as part of the course. Should enrolled students in this course wish to pursue a standalone law degree they must transfer out of this course to course 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) – however, such a transfer to course 2502 is not the same as an “early exit”.

Note: Students seeking accreditation with the Australian Property Institute (API) should complete an additional two units over and above the 400 credit points of the double degree. The two additional units are 200711 - Statutory Valuation, offered in Autumn, and 200876 - Specialised Valuation, offered in Spring.

Recommended Sequence

Students in the Bachelor of Business and Commerce/Bachelor of Laws must follow one of the study programs listed below.

Note that the KP codes listed below are for administrative use only. Students should enrol in the MT- coded specialisation relevant to their area of study.

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2000Accounting

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Applied Finance)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2001Applied Finance

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Economics)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2002Economics

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Hospitality Management)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2006Hospitality Management

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Human Resources Management)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2003Human Resources Management

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Management)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2004Management

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Marketing)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2005Marketing

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Property)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2007Property

Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Sport Management)/Bachelor of Laws

KP2008Sport Management

LLB Alternate Units

All students must complete 80 credit points from the list of LLB alternate units below.

200019Revenue Law
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200294Mediation
200295Bioethics
200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200661Media Law
200663International Moot Court
200697Banking and Securities Law
200699Clinical Legal Placement
200700Law Honours Dissertation
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702Public Health Law
200704Independent Study (Law)
200741Indigenous Australians and the Law
200755Advanced Constitutional Law
200758Transactional Law
200759Foundations of Chinese Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea
200856Medical Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200905Australian Competition Law

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from year to year. New units may become available and some others discontinued. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session.

Honours

An Honours award is offered - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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