Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is designed to produce well- rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. As a graduate you can pursue a range of legal careers including: private practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector; in-house counsel for a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGOs. In addition to a career in the law, this double degree is excellent preparation for careers in accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, regulatory compliance, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy, marketing recruitment, staff development and sales. As part of this degree you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good. You will also study business administration, which provides knowledge in many areas of business management including: accounting; business information systems; commercial law; finance; human resource management; international business; management; marketing; occupational health, safety and environment. Completing a Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for a career in: business; politics; public and policy administration.

Course Fee:


International: $150,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 level, or equivalent. NSW prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Structure:

400 credit points. You will complete up to 160 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10 cp).

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business information systems; Commercial law; Finance; Human resource management; International business; Marketing; Occupational Health, Safety and Environment; Law

Study Pathways:

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines.

Further information:

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research. This double degree is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy, marketing recruitment, staff development, and sales.

Recognition:

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) 67.7 No Part time 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 67.7 No Full time 5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 67.7 No Part time 10 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 67.7 No Full time 5 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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