Businesses work with laws every day in entering contracts, acquiring business assets, leasing premises and hiring staff. Knowledge of business law is critical to complying with legal requirements and identifying and managing legal risk.
In this major, you’ll gain a sound knowledge of the laws that govern businesses and commercial transactions. You’ll learn how the law is created, changed and applied to business and government, and appreciate ethical issues in business situations.
In particular, you’ll discover how the law impacts businesses, identify and manage appropriate legal risks that arise in businesses and learn how to meet relevant legal requirements.
You’ll also develop significant knowledge about business law, contracts, torts, real property, company law, employment law, labour law, consumer and competition law, business intellectual property and taxation.
You can follow your interests by choosing to study units in public relations law, international business law, safety and environmental health law, and practical employment law. As a result, this major opens up a wide variety of career prospects for you, ranging from governance officer, contract and risk compliance manager to a director or company secretary.
While this major does not qualify you to practise as a lawyer, it does meet the increasing demand for graduates who have the legal knowledge and practical skills to work in corporate business or government and it may be a useful stepping-stone to further law studies, such as Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Recommended double majors:
What jobs can the Business Law lead to?
- Company secretary
- Compliance officer
- Contract manager
- Law clerk
- Legal administrator
- Settlement agent
- Banking and finance
- Human resources
- Media and marketing
What you'll learn
- Acquire discipline knowledge to become a competent business law professional in many areas of government, industry and community, GC1
- Develop understanding, appreciation and respect for indigenous peoples and knowledges and the implications or impact these have on many areas of law, GC5
- Demonstrate innovation and resourcefulness in applying legal knowledge to resolve diverse business issues in creative and impactful ways, GC2
- Explore the origin and development of legal concepts from different jurisdictions and use global perspectives to understand the legal implications of doing business globally, GC4
- Develop a range of communication skills and explore the use of contemporary and emerging communication technologies to acquire and impart legal information in a fast-changing business landscape, GC3
- Develop skills and capabilities that industries and employers seek and be able to engage in meaningful work and to make an impact on the world around them, GC6