Bachelor of Commerce with the degree of Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

Business executives with an expertise in commerce are valued for their comprehensive understanding of all business functions. Law specialists expert communicators, researchers and logical thinkers have a strong sense of justice and perform as responsible professionals in the community. This double degree will equip you with knowledge of legal principles as well as the critical and analytic skills to apply those principles in a range of business contexts. KEY FEATURES Compulsory foundation units in the first year develop your core skills in all major business areas. You can choose from nine majors to develop specialist knowledge in a chosen discipline, or combine two majors to expand your options. You'll develop a sound understanding of legal doctrine as well as an awareness of the role of law in society and a developed sense of social responsibility. You'll have opportunities to get real-world experience with leading Australian organisations. Upon graduation, you'll be entitled to admission for professional practice in law in New South Wales subject to completion of a recognised course in Practical Legal Training, which you'll be qualified for after you complete this course. ACCREDITATION The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) has granted unconditional approval for three years' accreditation for our Bachelor of Commerce (Human Resources) with the degree of Bachelor of Laws program. The Macquarie Bachelor of Laws is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia. In addition to completing a law program at an accredited institution, the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study, continuing professional development units and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor. This typically takes six months to one year to complete, and involves options to study full-time, part-time and online. To be qualified as an Australian Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, a solicitor or barrister also requires a Practising Certificate issued by the Councils of the Law Society of New South Wales or the New South Wales Bar Association respectively. Similar bodies and systems of accreditation exist in other states. Further information about this can be gained from the Legal Profession Admission Board. SUITABLE FOR If you are interested in the study of legal principles in their social context, business, finance, marketing, human resources, international business, and economics. If you are seeking a diverse experience that prepares you to become a professional in a constantly changing world. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS arts management business development consultant business manager community legal centre consultant government policy/planning adviser in-house, public or private practice legal practitioner (barrister or solicitor) management consultant media analyst merchant banker researcher social services EMPLOYERS business analyst firms boutique law firms community legal centres environmental organisations government health services including hospitals large and small businesses large national and international legal firms management consultancy firms media organisations merchant banks trade unions the judiciary SALARY GUIDE The Graduate Careers Australia Graduate Salaries Report 2015 indicates that the median starting salary for bachelor degree graduates aged less than 25 and in their first full-time employment was $54,000. Please see for further detail on specific degrees.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 018437A
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 5 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.


Recognised internationally, Macquarie University is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of universities in the world* and within the top 10 in Australia.Our research is leading the way in ground-breaking discoveries. Our academics are at the forefront of innovation and, as accomplished researchers, we are embracing the opportunity to tackle the big issues of our time.


Led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S Bruce Dowton, Macquarie is home to five faculties. The fifth and newest – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences – was formed in 2014. We are also home to some of Australia’s most exceptional facilities – hubs of innovation that unite our students, researchers, academics and partners to achieve extraordinary things.The Macquarie story,Our commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples,Strategy and initiatives Governance,Faculties and departments,Offices and units Job opportunities Our campus Campus services and facilities News and events Contacts and maps.



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