Interested in becoming a high-profile commercial lawyer? Or perhaps senior management, investment banking or entrepreneurship are in your future? With the Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours), you have the green light to pursue a fast-paced career.

  • The Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours) will develop your business acumen and self-confidence while you study the concepts, principles, policies and values of the law, both in Australia and in other jurisdictions.
  • Benefit from a strong co-curricular program that includes real-world experience in the legal profession; holistic events to help you stay healthy, engaged and motivated; and national and international mooting competitions.
  • Graduate with the skills to lead people and projects. During your studies you’ll hear from guest lecturers from industry, examine real-life case studies, and undertake projects, placements and internships with leading businesses.
  • Graduate with an internationally respected honours qualification, with advanced knowledge and skills that will set you apart in a competitive job market and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

As a Business Management/Laws student, you’ll be ready to tackle the challenges found in competitive, fast-paced and rapidly changing legal and business environments.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    The TC Beirne School of Law is an international leader in teaching and research. The school was ranked 48th in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject – the only Queensland law school to be ranked in the top 50.

  • In the classroom

    Personalised teaching experience

    Our courses are taught in small group settings and informal learning spaces in the Forgan Smith building, refurbished specifically for law students. You'll have the opportunity to test your knowledge with your peers and professors in an active learning environment.

  • Why study

    About UQ Law

     

  • Alumni
    UQ has a well-earned reputation in Australia and around the globe, so it means something to graduate from this law school. Law is an increasingly international practice, so graduating from a degree that has international recognition is a massive advantage. Mark McKechnie, LLB / BCom graduate (2006)
    Barrister-at-Law, Queensland Bar Association

Majors for this program

There are 8 majors available in the Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours).

View all majors for this program

Career outcomes

Many of our graduates enjoy employment in the legal profession and complete further training to work as barristers or solicitors, public prosecutors, community lawyers or government and military legal officers.

But don't let that limit you. A business management/laws degree also opens up opportunities in:

  • intellectual property management for tech companies,
  • State and Federal Government policy research,
  • specialist negotiation and dispute resolution,
  • diplomatic and intelligence services,
  • advising international NGOs such as the World Bank, or
  • PhD scholarships.

Other graduates pursue careers in the business world in areas such as investment banking, insurance, property development and management.

We support our students to start thinking about their career early. Once you have identified a career of interest, our award-winning Student Employability Team – judged by the Australian Financial Review as the best in Australia – will help you map out a plan to get there.

  • Beyond the classroom

    National and international mooting

    During your studies, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of national and international mooting competitions to develop your professional skills. UQ mooting teams have a strong reputation for their high performance.

  • Alumni
    The mooting program is the closest thing students can experience to professional practice – you have a real problem to solve and students work together to find a solution. John McKenna QC, LLB (Hons I) / BA (Economics) graduate (1984) and Rhodes Scholar
    President, University of Queensland Law Graduates Association
  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers with a range of professional opportunities. These include internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Campus Life

    Participate in a vibrant culture

    Student organisations give you plenty of opportunities to socialise and build relationships outside of the classroom. Choose from over 150 groups, catering to a huge range of interests from music to professional networking. Join the active UQ law societies and network with your peers and the profession.

  • Beyond the classroom

    International experience – UQ Abroad

    We strongly encourage our students to spend time abroad with one of our international partner universities to diversify their knowledge and experience. Partner universities include the University of Wisconsin, University College London, and the National University of Singapore.

Summary

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English, Mathematics A or any combination of Mathematics A, B or C.

Program structure

The Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours) is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours) has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Honours

Honours is awarded to all graduates of this program. Honours is awarded in the following classes:

  • Class I
  • Class IIA
  • Class IIB
  • Class IIIA
  • Class IIIB

Class of honours depends on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Australian Marketing Institute
  • Australian Property Institute
  • Economic Society of Australia
  • Bar Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Real Estate Institute of Queensland

Accreditation body

The Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours) is accredited by:

  • Legal Practitioners Admissions Board

Concurrent diplomas

A concurrent diploma is a diploma-level qualification (AQF 5) that you can study alongside your bachelor's program.

All diplomas are made up of 16 units. You can spread these units across the duration of your bachelor's program, or you can complete these units in an accelerated period.

Concurrent diplomas are available in:

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

Majors

The following is a list of majors available in the Bachelors of Business Management/Laws (Honours).

When you graduate, any majors, dual majors and extended majors you have completed will be listed on your degree certificate.

Advertising

Advertising and media companies are important entities within the business and marketing fields and provide business and employment opportunities for marketing, advertising and media professionals. The advertising major is intended to provide students with an introduction to the academic foundations of the advertising and media fields, and to develop the business, analytical and creative skills necessary to the pursuit of careers within this industry. Study of the academic foundations of advertising provides insight into the fundamentals of consumer behaviour, knowledge of which is essential for effective advertising management. Skills and experience in the creative design and development of advertising campaigns is essential to effective creative execution. Knowledge of media planning and buying is crucial, because it forms an important part of implementing advertising strategies. The advertising major is intended to provide graduates with knowledge of each of these aspects of the field and to produce graduates with a readiness to pursue careers in this industry.

Business Economics

The business economics major will equip you with the skills to apply economic analysis effectively in business management contexts. Courses are highly relevant if planning a career in corporate strategy, marketing, purchasing, production management, financial planning, capital budgeting and human resource management.

A range of career opportunities are available for graduates in public and private sector corporations; banking and financial services; consultancy companies; and government departments.

Business Information Systems

The Business Information Systems major is designed for those who wish to obtain in-depth training in the analysis and management of information in a business environment. The major aims to develop skills relevant to a Business Analyst job profile and thus provides students with business analysis skills, including those related to data analytics and business information security, and facilitates the development of advanced Information Systems skills that enable students to advise on organisational information requirements and related strategy. Through completing the program, students gain skills to understand the business context, elicit organisational requirements, and design, develop and manage systems involving business data. The program thus equips students with a broad knowledge of business and technology issues to develop well-rounded Information Systems professionals.

Human Resources

The major in human resources (HR) focuses on all aspects of people management. Courses cover managing people; employment relations (which provides students with a broad understanding of the nature of Australian and international industrial relations); developing teams; selection and recruitment; organisational change; interpersonal communication; conflict resolution; training and development; managing staff in the multinational enterprise; negotiating employment agreements; and leadership.

Graduates work as professional HR managers in the public and private sectors; in professional practices such as law firms; trade unions; employer associations; state and federal government departments; HR management consultancies; industrial relations; negotiation and advocacy; and occupational health and safety. A major in human resources is advantageous for all employees who work as line managers in all industries.

International Business

This major provides an understanding of the key issues in international business management. Courses examine international trade and investment; international marketing; international human resource management; and the management of operations in firms engaged in international business, finance and strategy. You will focus on the challenges encountered by Australian organisations conducting business in regions such as Asia, the European Union and the Americas.

Graduates work in a wide range of private businesses looking to expand operations or trading networks overseas. Career opportunities also exist in state and federal government agencies; and industry or trade associations.

Marketing

The endeavour of marketing is to direct an organisation's activities towards the needs of its external customers by encouraging exchanges of products, services or ideas so that both customers and organisational goals are satisfied. You will develop an understanding of the key concepts underlying marketing practices, while acquiring the skills necessary to embark on professional marketing careers.

Graduates work in marketing positions in medium to large sized businesses; sales and retailing; marketing consultancies; and market research.

Real Estate and Development

This major examines the professional organisations and institutions involved in the property industry, leading graduates to challenging careers within the industry. You will develop your knowledge of business and land economic principles for application in the real world. Courses explore property law finance and investment; asset management; town planning; and property valuation. Advanced software and computer programs are used to solve business problems relating to land development and management.

Graduates find employment in property investment, development, management and valuation.

Sustainability

The Sustainability major equips students with the skills to manage the financial, social and natural environment aspects of a firm's activities in order to achieve sustainable outcomes. The major covers matters associated with emissions trading, corporate social responsibility, communicating for sustainability, strategic management in response to climate change, entrepreneurship and renewable energy technology development. Courses are highly relevant to those planning a career in corporate strategy, sustainable management, business development, corporate communications and international business.

Sometimes dual programs will have different majors to the ones listed on course lists, or on individual program pages for each of its component degrees.

You should refer to the Program Rules for more information. Full definitions of majors are available in the Policies and Procedures Library.

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