Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws
480640 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Mode of delivery
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Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students are eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Business degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis.
Students completing this combined degree become specialists in Business and also meet the academic requirement to practice law in NSW. However, students must also complete postgraduate professional training approved by the Legal Profession Admission Board to practice as a solicitor. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.
Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.
Career opportunities are greatly enhanced by the completion of a combined degree program. Graduates have career option which are open to Law graduates as well as those open to graduates of Business.
For those graduates who do not practise law, their qualifications provide an understanding of how our society functions, and foster skills of analytical and logical reasoning and will enhance their employment opportunities in areas of business, government and administration. Their skills and knowledge in business will be applicable to business management, retail management, advertising and promotions management, human resource management, foreign economic relations, international trade, international marketing and investments. Graduates may also secure employment in legal branches of corporate organisations.
Students can find out more about career opportunities at:
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you are eligible.
International students currently undertaking:
- an Australian Year 12 in Australia
- an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
- an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.
Bachelor of Business: Mathematics
Bachelor of Laws: Nil
Credit in the Bachelor of Laws is only considered from another law degree.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program go to https://intraweb.newcastle.edu.au/catso/pages/credittransferhome.aspx to apply online.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. For this program there will be a requirement for a minimum of 7.0 IELTS result (with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest) or equivalent.
All International students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Student with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability support Service before semester commences or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School Officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner. Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medial condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.
Students in combined degree programs are advised to consult the relevant Program Officers for the Faculty of Business and Law regarding their academic program.
The Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws is a combined degree program offered by the Faculty of Business and Law. The combined degree program involves completion of a minimum of 160 units of courses from the Bachelor of Business (including 100 units of core courses and a major sequence of study), and 240 units of LAWS courses from the Bachelor of Laws.
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws students with a major in marketing or tourism may count 10 units of LAWS3004 Contracts as a directed course if they have successfully completed both LAWS3004A Contracts - Part A and LAWS3004B Contracts - Part B.
Credit towards the Bachelor of Business degree is granted for the 80 units of the Bachelor of Laws courses taken in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Business units to 240 units. On successful completion of the first three years of the combined degree program outlined, you will have met the requirements for the Bachelor of Business degree.
To meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Laws degree you must complete 240 units as listed. The final two years of the combined degree program comprises study in LAWS courses only.
Students should speak to a Faculty of Business and Law Program Officer or the Newcastle Law School regarding transition arrangements for the Bachelor of Laws.
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