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

Approved Abbreviation: BBus(ABL)/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2789.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089216D


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2018 or later.

Commencement Year 2017 - 2788.2 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2016 - 2788.1 Bachelor of Business/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. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their units.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

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.

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

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

Currently enrolled undergraduate students, who apply for admission via internal course transfer, must achieve a GPA of at least 5.0 across two consecutive semesters prior to applying.

Following entry to the course, students must 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 who 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.

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.

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

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolling in these units may need to have a National Police Certificate and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. This would be managed on an as needs basis: • 200699 Clinical Legal Placement • 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement). Also records and identity check. The following units require a visa for the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time: • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law • 200983 Foundations of Indian Law

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

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 enrolled in the 2789 Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership)/Bachelor of Laws will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree upon completion of the entire 400 credit point course. Students enrolled in this course who wish to graduate with a standalone law degree prior to completion of the entire Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) component must transfer to course 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) which requires the completion of 320 credit points (inclusive of 80 credit points of non-LLB study).

This course has been designed for students planning to work as lawyers. 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 should apply to enrol in each of the degrees separately. After completing the Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership), you may then apply for entry into the course 2501 Bachelor of Laws (Graduate entry). This path of study may take an additional six months to complete compared to the double degree pathway. Contact the Director Academic Program or Academic Course Advisor for more information.

Recommended Sequence

Note: Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Core units and Professional Core units. Students should select Professional units that are in alignment with their selected Business discipline area (see Business Alternate Units, listed below).

2786 Bachelor of Business

Full-time

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

200011Contracts

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

200984Government and Public Law
200573Business Leadership
200609Entrepreneurial Team

And one Business professional unit

Year 4

Autumn session

200012Property Law
200757Equity & Trusts

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200018Law of Associations
200013Administrative Law

And two LLB alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB alternate units

Spring session

200756Remedies
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
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
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts
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
201007Revenue Law Industry Placement
201018Cyber Law and Justice
201020Elder Law Industry Placement
201027Law's Self-Understanding
201028Judicial Internship
201039Technology, Innovation and the Law
201040Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice

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. Note: Students should select Professional units that are in alignment with their selected Business discipline area.

Applied Finance

Students choosing the Applied Finance discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 2

200488Corporate Financial Management

Level 3

200818Bank Management
200079Derivatives
200916Economic and Financial Modelling
200055International Finance
200819Investment Management
200921Security Analysis and Business Valuation

Economics

Students choosing the Economics discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 1

200922Consumers, Firms and Markets

Level 2

200924Cost Benefit Analysis

Level 3

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

Hospitality Management

Students choosing the Hospitality Management discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 2

200991Service Industry Analytics
200993The Accommodation Industry

Level 3

200995Hospitality and Tourism in Practice
200989Hospitality Places and Spaces
200994Hospitality Profitability and Entrepreneurship
200990Special Event Management
200988The Business of Hospitality

Human Resource Management

Students choosing the Human Resource Management discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 1

200300Managing People at Work

Level 3

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

International Business

Students choosing the International Business discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 1

200591Introduction to International Business

Level 2

200864Managing in the Global Environment

Level 3

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

Management

Students choosing the Management discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 2

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

Level 3

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

Marketing

Students choosing the Marketing discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 1

200083Marketing Principles

Level 2

200086Marketing Communications
200592Marketing Research

Level 3

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

Sport Management

Students choosing the Sport Management discipline are advised to also choose the relevant 40 credit points of Professional Units. Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry for details of the Bachelor of Business Professional units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Level 2

200996Sport Entertainment

Level 3

200997Developing Sport Professionals
201001Our Sporting Future
200991Service Industry Analytics
200990Special Event Management
200999Sport and Society
200998Strategic Sport Leadership

Honours

Students may be eligible to undertake the embedded Law Honours program as part of their course attempt. Students who meet the criteria for admission to the program must complete the 20 credit point Bachelor of Laws Alternate unit 200700 Law Honours Dissertation.

For criteria for admission to the Law Honours program and further information, see below

School of Law Honours Award Level guidelines



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