Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BBus(ABL)/LLB

Western Sydney University Course Code: 2789.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089216D

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 whose commencement year for this course is 2017 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 2016 - 2789.1 Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws

This program enables students to graduate with both a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership), provides students with multi-skilling, and offers diverse career paths providing high marketability in multiple areas of expertise. It 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 legal and non-legal problems and specialised study into the Australian legal system. It also provides a high level of business knowledge in general as well as knowledge relevant to selected business disciplines.

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

Course Advice

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Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy

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.


ATAR of at least 90.0 (or equivalent).

Currently enrolled undergraduate students must achieve a GPA of at least 5.0 across two consecutive semesters.

In addition to entry, students must continue to perform at a high level by maintaining a GPA of at least 5.0 across three consecutive semesters (with their performance to be reviewed annually). Students that fail to meet this performance requirement will be transferred to another Western Sydney University course that is deemed relevant in terms of completing their undergraduate studies.

Recommended studies: HSC English Advanced or equivalent and HSC Mathematics or equivalent

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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.

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

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 400 credit points 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;
  • 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);

• 40 credit points of Advanced Business Leadership units; and

• 40 credit points of Business Alternate units.

  • 10 credit points of any elective unit from across the University (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations and 200187 Taxation Law).

Students in this course will be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) on completion of all 24 units listed in the first three years of the relevant sequence below. It should be noted that this includes the eight specified law units.

Students are required to complete 40 credit points (four Business Alternate units) from a specific discipline listed below.

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

2786 Bachelor of Business

Please note that BBus (ABL)/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).

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

2789 Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/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. 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”.

This course has been designed for students planning to work as lawyers upon graduation. If you are intending to work in a business field and also want to complete one of the Majors in the Bachelor of Business, you can apply to enrol in each of the degrees separately. After completing the Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership), you may apply for entry into the Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry). The total length of time of full-time study to complete this path of study could amount to five and a half years. Contact the Director Academic Program or Academic Course Advisor for more information.

Recommended Sequence


Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law

And two Business Core units

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

One Business Core unit

And one Business Alternate unit

Year 2

Autumn session


Two Business Professional units

And one Business Alternate unit

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

Two Business Alternate units

One elective unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
200572Advanced Business Seminars
200574Frontiers of Business Theory and Analysis

And one Business Engaged unit (Professional unit)

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200573Business Leadership
200609Entrepreneurial Team

And one Business Professional unit

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200814Commercial Transactions Law
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

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.

200019Revenue Law
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
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
200647Planning and Environment Law
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
200982Mental Health Law
200983Foundations of Indian 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.

Business Alternate Units

Students must complete 40 credit points (four Business Alternate units) from a single discipline below. Please ensure that units selected take into account any pre-requisites

Applied Finance

Level 2

200488Corporate Financial Management

Level 3

200916Economic and Financial Modelling
200819Investment Management
200818Bank Management
200921Security Analysis and Business Valuation
200055International Finance


Level 1

200922Consumers, Firms and Markets

Level 2

200924Cost Benefit Analysis

Level 3

200916Economic and Financial Modelling
200815Globalisation and Sustainability
200923Corporations, Economic Power and Policy
200925Growth, Cycles and Crises
200926Macroeconomic Measures and Models

Hospitality Management

Level 2

200709Managing the Accommodation Experience
200707Service Industry Studies

Level 3

200584Hospitality Management Operations
200742Sport and Hospitality Event Management
200708Hospitality Industry
200273Managing Service and Experience
200148Planning and Design of Hospitality Facilities

Human Resource Management

Level 1

200300Managing People at Work

Level 3

200861Work Health and Safety
200739Reward and Performance Management
200613Negotiation, Bargaining and Advocacy
200860People, Work and Society
200740Human Resource and Industrial Relations Strategy
200621International Human Resource Management

International Business

Level 1

200591Introduction to International Business

Level 2

200864Managing in the Global Environment

Level 3

200094International Marketing
200098The Markets of Asia
200863Leadership and Entrepreneurship
200815Globalisation and Sustainability
200626International Business Strategy


Level 2

200158Business, Society and Policy
200864Managing in the Global Environment

Level 3

200865Managing Operations
200862Creating Change and Innovation
200863Leadership and Entrepreneurship
200587Strategic Management
200157Organisational Learning and Development


Level 1

200083Marketing Principles

Level 2

200592Marketing Research
200086Marketing Communications

Level 3

200088Brand and Product Management
200087Strategic Marketing Management
200094International Marketing
200091Business to Business Marketing

Sport Management

Level 2

200665Strategic Communication in Sport

Level 3

400335Contemporary Issues in Sport Management
200273Managing Service and Experience
200742Sport and Hospitality Event Management
200664Sport Management Internship
200754Sports Management - Planning and Development
200707Service Industry Studies


A Law Honours program is offered - Criteria for admission and for the award of Honours levels can be found in the School of Law Honours Award level Guidelines, published with the Honours in Bachelor Awards Policy at:

Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy

Students in the Law Honours program must satisfactorily complete the 20 credit point unit 200700 Law Honours Dissertation as one of their LLB alternate units.

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