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Business Law

Undergraduate major

Learn how to help businesses comply with legal requirements in ethical and sustainable ways, on a local and global level.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Business Law Major
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Course outline

Select your preferred degree

This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline

What can I do with a degree in Business Law

Transferable skills

Business Law skills are needed in a variety of roles within organisations, meaning you can apply your expertise across a wide variety of industries.

Become an entrepreneur

Use your legal knowledge to start and manage your own business, navigating legal challenges and ensuring compliance with regulations.

Support ethical business practices

Encourage strong corporate social responsibility programs within businesses, including fair employment practices and compliance relevant environmental laws.



All businesses need to comply with relevant laws and policies, such as when entering contracts, acquiring assets, leasing premises and hiring staff. Experts in business law are therefore vital to organisations to ensure legal compliance and to mitigate legal risk.

In this course you’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of the laws that impact businesses and commercial operations. You’ll learn how laws are created, changed and applied to organisations, and how to meet legal requirements and manage legal risk.

You’ll acquire skills in a range of legal areas, from contracts, corporate law and torts to employment law and intellectual property. You’ll also explore ethical issues in business, which is an increasingly important area of local and global business operations.

You’ll also have the opportunity to strengthen your skills through real-world, practical experiences such as internships and international study tours.

Upon graduation, you’ll be well-equipped to navigate the complex legal issues within the business world, across a diverse range of areas. You could find work as a legal advisor for a corporation, advise on regulatory frameworks in a government department, or consult on international business matters such as trade negotiations and cross-border transactions.

This course does not lead to a professional legal qualification; however, it can act as a stepping stone for entry to our Bachelor of Laws.

Study combinations

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of study combination can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degrees include additional opportunities to tailor your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.


What jobs can the Business Law course lead to?

  • Compliance manager
  • Contract administrator
  • Legal administrator
  • Paralegal

What jobs can a Business Law double major lead to?

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

Why study Business Law

Top 1%

Study at a university ranked in the top 1% in the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023

Real-world learning

Curtin offers opportunities for international experiences, internships, networking events, guest lectures and working with real clients to solve their business challenges.

An elite business school

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditations by EQUIS, AACB International and EFMD.

I took part in an internship placement as a law clerk, assisting solicitors with day-to-day management of their cases. This was an eye-opening experience for me, as I got to see first-hand what it takes to be a successful legal professional. It greatly improved my self-confidence and my wonderfully supportive team empowered me to contribute my ideas.

Ashleigh Fotios
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-BSLAW
  • Last updated on: 18 July 2024

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