Course

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BBus/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2788.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089215E


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students commencing this course in Autumn 2016, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016/2017.

The course couples highly sought after qualifications in law and business. Students develop professional legal skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret legal material, understand fundamental legal principles, the relationship between law and society, and solve non-legal problems. Students can tailor study for career paths in a variety of local and international law fields.

The course meets the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to legal practice through the Legal Profession Admission Board. Depending on the Business major selected, employment possibilities are available in areas including accounting, taxation, economics, banking and finance, industrial relations, management, government, policy and governance, marketing and property. Graduates may pursue further specialised study.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time.

Course Advice

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Dr Kate Sainsburycourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

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 MT2020 Accounting is accredited with and satisfies the pre-admission educational requirements for membership of CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). Completion of this degree will allow students to claim a number of exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in obtaining the CIMA Professional Qualification. Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2025 International Business satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Export. Major MT2027 Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major MT2028 Property - the Bachelor of Business (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification and registration as a valuer with 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.

Admission

Recommended studies: HSC English (Advanced)

Assumed Knowledge: HSC 2 unit Mathematics.

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.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

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.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

The Accounting degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws requires satisfactory completion of 400 credit points of units, as per the following course sequence which includes:

  • 160 credit points of specified Bachelor of Laws core units.
  • 80 credit points of units chosen from the pool of Bachelor of Laws alternate units (note that students wishing for accounting accreditation must choose and complete the LLB alternate unit 200019 Revenue Law).
  • 150 credit points of business units including:

• 30 credit points compulsory Core units: (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law);

• 40 credit points selected to prepare you for careers in business (Professional units); and

• 80 credit points of business units for the selected major.

  • 10 credit points of any elective unit from across the University (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations, 200187 Taxation Law and any other inter-disciplinary law unit offered by the School of Law).

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry and the handbook entry for the Business Major for details of the Bachelor of Business Core units, Professional units and the Major units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Please note that BBus/LLB students can complete an elective unit from any School across the University in place of the Business core unit 200909 Enterprise Law (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations and 200187 Taxation Law). Enrolment in elective units is subject to availability and meeting rules for individual units (for example co-requisite and pre-requisite rules).

Business Major

Students in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (BBus/LLB) degree must select a Bachelor of Business Major and complete all units of that Major.

The Majors are

MT2020Accounting
MT2021Applied Finance
MT2022Economics
MT2023Hospitality Management
MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2025International Business
MT2026Management
MT2027Marketing
MT2028Property
MT2029Sport Management

Note to students who choose the Accounting major

Students in the Accounting major are advised to complete unit 200019 Revenue Law as one of their eight LLB alternate units. Students who do not complete 200019 Revenue Law as part of their law degree will be required to complete this unit or 200187 Taxation Law separately. 200187 Taxation Law cannot count towards the requirements of the law degree.

Students in the Accounting major should also note that in order to achieve accreditation with CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), they will need to complete one additional unit (10 credit points) over and above the 400 credit points of this course. This means that students who wish to achieve accreditation will also need to complete 200108 Contemporary Management Accounting.

200108Contemporary Management Accounting

Please note that students who early exit from the double degree without completing all the requirements of the law degree and who seek to achieve accreditation with CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), must in addition to completing their business units and the first eight law units also complete 200018 Law of Associations (or 200183 Law of Business Organisations) AND 200019 Revenue Law (or 200187 Taxation Law). Students who later resume the law degree component of the course cannot count 200183 Law of Business Organisations or 200187 Taxation Law towards their law degree.

Note to students who choose the Property major

chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification. 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 in the Property major should note that in order to achieve accreditation with the Australian Property Institute (API), they will need to complete an additional three units (30 credit points) two units (20 credit points) over and above the 400 credit points of this course. This means that students who wish to achieve accreditation must also complete 200711 Statutory Valuation and 301157 Property Building.

200711Statutory Valuation
300706Building 1

Elective units

Students may choose elective units from any School across the University (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations and 200187 Taxation Law). Enrolment in elective units is subject to availability and meeting rules for individual units (for example co-requisite and pre-requisite rules).

Early exit from the course

Early exit with course 2786 Bachelor of Business is possible upon satisfactory completion of: 80 credit points of law units i.e. the first eight law units as specified in the course sequence; 150 credit points of business units; and 10 credit points of an elective. This can be achieved in the equivalent of three years full time study.

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws on completion of the entire 400 credit point course. Students 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”.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law

And two Business Core units OR one Business Core unit and one Business Major unit

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law

And two Business Core units OR one Business Core unit and one Business Major unit

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

Two Business Professional units

And one Business Major unit

Spring session

200012Property Law

One Business Professional unit

One Business Engaged unit (Professional unit)

And one Business Major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

And three Business Major units

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law

And two Business Major units

And one elective unit

Please note that BBus/LLB students can complete an elective unit from any School across the University in place of the Business core unit 200909 Enterprise Law (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations and 200187 Taxation Law).

Accounting students are advised to take the following unit in place of the elective

200488Corporate Financial Management

Property students are advised to take the following unit in place of the elective

200876Specialised Valuation

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200757Equity & Trusts
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200757Equity & Trusts
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200756Remedies
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown students

200756Remedies
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200814Commercial Transactions Law
200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200814Commercial Transactions Law
200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

And two LLB Alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete 80 credit points of units from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate units below.

(Note that students must choose alternate unit 200019 if seeking professional accreditation as an accountant.)

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)
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
200908Human Rights and the Asia Pacific
200943Practising in the Public Interest
200944First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
200955Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation
200956Islam, International Law and Human Rights

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 program is offered - see the Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy and associated School of Law Honours Award Level Guidelines for the admission criteria.

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