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Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (BZLW)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 5 years (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Jan, May, Sep
Note: Only Law courses can be studied at UniSQ Ipswich. 

Overview

  • This double degree provides you with exposure to multiple skill areas and employment opportunities in the dynamic business or law industries. 
  • Within the Bachelor of Laws, you will learn about the traditional approaches in the litigation process, as well as the increasingly important alternative methods of resolving disputes. 
  • Understand more about conflict and communication, negotiating and mediating – from a theoretical as well as practical perspective. Learn from academics and expert industry-professionals to ensure you’re ready for your chosen career.   
  • Interested in law but undecided if you’ll go on to a career in legal practice? This professionally-orientated double degree also builds the special capabilities that a legal and business education can offer. Develop analytical, complex problem-solving and research skills.   
  • Benefit from UniSQ’s close ties with the business industry and have the opportunity to complete professional work experience where you’ll work with an organisation to complete a project. Hone your skills in UniSQ’s Toowoomba and Ipswich Moot Courts and Ipswich Law clinic and gain professional experience in law practices, advocacy and support centres, making you a highly employable graduate.
  • Study a double degree as it takes less time than doing the programs separately, can save you time and money, and you graduate with two testamurs (official certificates) for each of your degrees.
Thinking of studying in 2024? UniSQ will be delivering flexible new ways of teaching, with different calendar offerings, making the balance of study and life easier. Read more in our . 

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Laws has been accredited by the , and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission) Rules 2004 (Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal practitioner elsewhere in Australia.  Intending solicitors and barristers must also complete an approved practical legal training course in order to become admitted to practise law. Advice on practical legal training programs can be obtained through .

Graduates of the Finance major in Bachelor of Business will meet the educational entrance requirements to become a member of the .

UniSQ is seeking accreditation for the Human Resource Management major by the . Upon accreditation approval, this major will satisfy the educational requirements for professional membership of AHRI.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate with a double degree, your career opportunities are extensive and vary widely depending on your chosen majors.
  • Careers can include private practice solicitor or barrister, corporate legal counsel, forensic investigator, business analyst, financial institutional lawyer, government sector employee at state or federal level or in-house positions with businesses or community organisations requiring specialist in-house legal skills. Additionally, you could become a professional within your selected business major (e.g., HR advisor, IT project manager, or marketing specialist). 

Entry requirements

Find the entry requirements most relevant to you.

Please see individual entry requirements for Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws.

Further admission information

Adjustments are additional points given in certain circumstances that may increase your Rank. Find out if you qualify for any adjustment factor pathways such as educational disadvantage where you live, and subjects you passed.

UniSQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average Ranks for this degree's  from the previous year.

Tafe (VET) qualification

If you have completed a qualification from a TAFE or qualified private provider, you may be able to use these qualifications to meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

Work and life experience

You may be able to use your work experience and other adjustment factors to increase your selection rank and meet UniSQ's entry requirements.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Please note we cannot award credit within the Bachelor of Laws on the basis of work experience due to the professional accreditation requirements. 

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 40 units.

Courses to be studied Units
Business core courses 7
1 x Business major 8
1 x elective course
1
Law core courses 19
5 x approved Law courses 5
Total 40

Refer to the for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 16323
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 24800

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from .

Scholarships

At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Apply via QTAC

Apply via (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) if you:

  • have never studied with UniSQ before, or
  • are a Year 12 student, or
  • want to transfer to UniSQ from another university.
Mode QTAC Codes
Online 904455
Springfield 924451
Toowoomba 904451

Copy your QTAC code and continue through to the QTAC website to complete your application.

If you are applying via QTAC, please check our application closing dates.

Apply directly to UniSQ

You may be able to if you:

  • are a current or previous UniSQ student returning to study with complete or incomplete qualifications (excluding Head Start students), or
  • have recently graduated from TAFE.

The closing dates for applying directly to UniSQ are:

  • Semester 3, 2023 - applications close on 13 November and Semester 3 study period commences on Monday 13 November, 2023.

Intakes

You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 22 January Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 13 May Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 2 September Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

Got questions?

 

Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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How long does a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws take to complete?

Where you choose to go to uni will affect how long you’ll be studying a Bachelor of Business and Law for, but roughly it could take between four and five and a half years.

At UniSQ you can complete this double degree in five years when studying full-time. Some students choose to study part-time which will increase the time it takes to finish the required courses.  

What are the entry requirements?

Each university will have their own criteria that you’ll need to meet to study a Bachelor of Business and Law.

If you’re interested in studying at UniSQ, please take a look at what each degree requires. By visiting the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Laws pages you’ll be able to see what ATAR scores and pre-requisites are needed. For the Bachelor of Business this may vary between majors.

If you don’t meet these requirements don’t worry, there’s always another way! Our Pathways programs can help you reach your study goals.

Can I study a Bachelor of Law and Business part-time?
This will vary from uni to uni but at UniSQ, yes you can study a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws part-time, allowing you to balance study with your work and life commitments. Discover the different ways you can study you can study at UniSQ.
What career opportunities will I have after graduating with a Bachelor of Law and Business qualification?

With a Bachelor of Business and Law degree the world really is your oyster! Within business you can choose to specialise in accounting, finance, human resource management, marketing, or management and leadership. You could pursue a career in any of these areas or you might be more interested in working in law – or you could combine the two and work in business law.

If you’re contemplating further study or wondering how you can best set yourself up for a career in business and law, our friendly career advisors are here to help. 

Why study a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws course with UniSQ?
  • Feel confident in entering the workforce when you graduate from UniSQ – in Queensland, we have the highest proportion of business graduates in full-time employment four months after finishing their degree (Good University Guide, 2023).
  • Benefit from the wisdom of senior judges and lawyers – our law degree has been developed with an Advisory Committee of highly qualified experts.
  • Save time and money – it takes less time to complete this double degree than it does if you were to study each program separately.