Course Description

Every business in every industry is affected by the law – and this course could open up a world of opportunities for you.
Develop the management, business skills and legal knowledge needed to conduct day-to-day business. Identify when you need to seek legal advice and examine the important areas of finance, advertising and employment law. You’ll graduate knowing your rights as an employer and employee and will have the knowledge to set up and register your own business.
You’ll explore the laws around consumer and employee protection, product disclosure, business reporting, compliance and many other areas of business. You’ll also study principles of order and justice, and the different ways business disputes can be resolved.
6 reasons to study Business Law

Work with real organisations on real projects as part of our work integrated learning program.
Build your network of contacts by becoming a member of professional bodies and associations through our industry connections.
Learn from experts in business law as they share their experience and insights from a range of perspectives.
Combine your degree or take on a double major in another area to expand your career prospects even further.
Take your career global. A Bachelor of Business a globally recognised degree.
Prepare to work for any organization, or for yourself, as you learn to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions.

Some of the things you’ll learn

marketing and advertising law
alternative dispute resolution
workplace law
finance law

Your future career
You’ll graduate ready to work in practically any business or industry.
Careers could include:

Financial Services Officer
Legal Compliance Officer
Business Owner or Entrepreneur
Mediator and Industrial Relations
Financial Analyst.

You could work for state and federal government agencies, non-governmental organisations (known as NGOs), not-for-profit organisations, major international brands or in other areas.


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.5% (national average 56.9%)
Improved skills: 85.8% (national average 83.7%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.2% (national average 81.1%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 64.5% (national average 74.1%)
Studying full time: 16.5% (national average 20.3%)
Median full time salary: $58,800 (national average $60,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Murdoch University Code: B1318

Entry Requirements

Selection Rank: 70