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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


Business law

In the past decade, issues such as globalisation, deregulation, and the pervasiveness of electronic commerce have resulted in fundamental changes to conventional career opportunities in both the business and government sectors. For that reason, it is an advantage for many professionals to have knowledge and understanding of the legal aspects of business and taxation issues. The development of legal, analytical and writing skills is also becoming increasingly important in professional business practice. Business law is of direct relevance to those involved in professional practice or other advisory roles in the private or government sectors, where knowledge of commercial law and the legal environment is necessary. The course will enhance relevant skills for students seeking placements in legal, commercial and governmental regulatory and compliance positions anywhere in the world.

Business regulation

Business regulation examines the ways in which the law affects business decision making in various contexts including the Trade Practices Act, insurance, trade law and intellectual property.

Related disciplines

Students may be interested in the following disciplines which have some relationship to Business law and Business regulation:

  • Corporate law and Corporate governance
  • Taxation

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant Courses

Business law is available in the following courses:

Single degrees

  • 1822 Executive Certificate in Business
  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business
  • 3159 Master of Business Law

Double degrees

  • 3845 Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Commerce
  • 4401 Master of Business (Accounting) and Master of Business Law
  • 3843 Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Law

Business regulation is available in the following course:

  • 3844 Master of Business