Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business

VU course code: LBWB | Level of study: Undergraduate
5 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
City Campus, Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Overview

Overview

This double degree prepares you for a challenging and exciting career in law, business or government.

By studying a range of business specialisations, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of the tactics, processes and issues related to conducting business – within Australia and internationally.

You’ll also develop sought-after professional skills within law, such as:

  • advocacy
  • ethical judgement
  • communication
  • legal research and writing
  • interviewing and negotiation.

This flexible course offers diverse opportunities for industry-based learning placements. On graduation and once you’ve completed practical legal training, you’ll meet the academic requirements, as required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board, to practise law.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

Minimum ATAR: 80.45

This course has a minimum ATAR entry requirement. This means you’ll need to achieve a certain ATAR, along with other criteria, to be considered for this course.

The following table shows the ranking results of our current student intake and is an indication of the ATAR you’ll need to successfully apply.

VU course code: LBWB

VTAC course code: 4302041421

Campus: City Campus/City Queen/Footscray Park

ATAR profile of people who received an offer for the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business.
 ATAR
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer80.2590.15
Median rank to receive an offer77.5588.30
Lowest rank to receive an offer69.8080.45

 

Learn more about ATAR

What is ATAR?

The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) compares the results of final-year school students, with adjustments made for factors such as hardship. The ranking is expressed as a number between 0 and 99.95. ATAR minimum entry requirements are not usually essential entry criteria for applicants who have completed secondary education more than 2 years ago.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course structure

To attain the Bachelor of Laws/ Bachelor of Business students will be required to complete 480 credit points consisting of:
132 credit points of First Year Core units (3 Business FYC units and 8 Law FYC units) 132 credit points of Professional Law Core studies 60 credit points of Law Elective studies 96 credit points of a Business Major Study from the approved list (includeing BSK2001 and BSK3000) 12 credit points of Business Core unit (BMO2005)
48 credit points of minor studies from the approved list
OR
48 credit points of Business Elective studies
Students who choose to complete BMAACT Accounting, must complete BMIPAC Professional Accounting minor.

Students completing BMAHRM Human Resource Management and BMAMAI Management and Innovation must complete prerequisite unit BMO1000 People and Organisations as an elective unit.
Students completing BMAMRK Marketing students must complete prerequisite unit BHO1000 Marketing Theory and Practice as an elective unit.

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours: Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws prior to 31 Dec 2014 may apply to undertake the unit Advanced Legal Research Dissertation (instead of 12 credit points of law electives) in their later years in this degree based on the aggregate of points attributed to the top two thirds of units so listed shall then be calculated and a grade point average determined. Students will be further assessed on an outline of a proposed thesis topic and availability of a college based or college affiliated supervisor. Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class H1, H2A, H2B or H3) based on their aggregate of points and overall mark in Advanced Legal Research Dissertation.
To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (For students enrolled post 1 January 2015): Students in any Bachelor of Laws may apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree once they have completed a minimum 192 credit points and have attained an average mark of Distinction or above i.e. 70–100%. Applicants will be assessed on the highest grades achieved in the top 12 Law units. Students will be further assessed on an outline of a proposed thesis topic and availability of a college based or college affiliated supervisor. Successful applicants will enrol in both Advanced Research Legal Methods and Advanced Legal Research Dissertation instead of 24 credit points of law electives.

Units

Fees & scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

Careers

The Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Business gives you flexible career opportunities in your business and/or law specialisation of choice.

On graduation, you'll meet the academic requirements of the Victorian Legal Admissions Board. After completing the 'practical legal training' requirements, you'll be able to practise law in Australia. To become a practising barrister in Victoria, you will need to pass the Victorian Bar exam.

With a growing demand for law graduates in the business sector, this double degree will help you stand out to prospective employers and can pave the way for a career in:

  • a government department/agency such as the Treasury or Foreign Affairs
  • federal or state government
  • community legal centres
  • not-for-profit businesses
  • the corporate law sector.

Depending on your specialisation, the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business could lead to roles such as:

  • financial analyst
  • policy adviser
  • legal adviser
  • industrial relations adviser
  • human rights advocate.

Salaries

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries for various law/business professions in Australia: