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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleBBus(Bkg&Fin)/LLB
CRICOS code017106F
Total credit points required252
Standard duration of study (years)5 years FT, 10 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Undergraduate student services, telephone +61 3 9905 3300, visit or email


  • Students will normally expect to complete the course in five years. This is achieved by undertaking units above the standard 24 credit points in a semester.
  • Banking and finance studies require attendance at the Caulfield campus


The study of law develops problem-solving skills and powers of analysis. It teaches precise and imaginative use of language. It also promotes ethical thinking and a focus on justice and fairness. It enhances students' thinking, reasoning and expressive abilities within legal and related contexts, leading to employment in the legal profession, law reform agencies, government service or other relevant areas of employment.

The Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) component of this course is principally designed for students seeking a career in the banking and finance industry. In addition to a core of business foundation units, the course provides specialist study in a number of key functional areas of relevance to financial institutions and markets.


The objectives of the LLB program at Monash are to enable students to gain an understanding of basic legal concepts and legal institutions and of the historical, social, political and economic factors influencing their development. Upon completion of the LLB, students will be able to identify, use and evaluate the concepts, principles, rules and methods used in legal argument and will have developed oral and written skills, especially of legal argument, legal research and critical analysis. Students will have gained an understanding of concepts of justice, a concern to promote justice and an appreciation of their professional responsibilities.

The learning goals of the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) are to:

  • take a structured approach to business data analysis, problem solving and decision making
  • apply relevant theory, tools and techniques to solving problems in a dynamic business environment
  • carry out an organisation's specific projects and recommend responses to issues and opportunities that may impact on an organisation's performance
  • operate effectively in a multidisciplinary business environment while providing specialist advice from a banking and finance perspective
  • approach business issues in a professional and socially responsible manner.

Admission to practice: Disciplinary reports

Warning to students of consequences of cheating or general misconduct

Students should note that a domestic applicant applying for admission to practise law in Victoria is required by the Admission Rules 2008 to provide to the Board of Examiners:

(1.) a report from the university disclosing any disciplinary action taken against the student during the course (including any finding under the University Discipline Statute that the student has cheated in an assessment); and

(2.) an affidavit stating that the applicant has made full written disclosure of "every matter which a reasonable applicant would consider that the Board of Examiners might regard as not being favourable to the applicant". This may include an incident of academic or general misconduct, even if it did not lead to disciplinary action.

The Board of Examiners will consider these matters in assessing whether the applicant is a 'fit and proper person to be admitted to the legal profession'.

Professional recognition

The Law component of this degree is recognised by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE). For further information refer to:


The Bachelor of Laws course consists of 12 compulsory units which must be completed by all students enrolled in an LLB program plus a further six 'quasi-compulsory' units which must be completed by students who wish to be qualified for admission to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Victoria. The remainder of the program consists of law elective units chosen by the student. Refer to 'Bachelor of Laws - basic course structure' at The award of an honours degree in law is based on the weighted average of marks obtained in Monash law units.

The Bachelor of Business (Banking and finance) component requires that students complete 96 points of study at the Caulfield campus, consisting of five compulsory common core units in wider business studies, one elective unit and a 10-unit major in banking and finance.


Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) component requirements

The degree requires completion of 16 units (96 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics as follows:

(i) five compulsory common core units (30 points):

(ii) a major of 10 units (60 points) in banking and finance

  • the majors are listed below
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii) an additional unit from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units.

Additional degree requirements:

  • BTF1010 Commercial law is excluded from this degree
  • a maximum of eight first-year level units (48 points)
  • a minimum of four third-year level units (24 points) from the Faculty of Business and Economics
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Bachelor of Laws component

First year - 48 points

Second year - 48 points

Third year - 54 points

  • LAW3401 Property law A
  • LAW3402 Property law B
  • 6 points of elective law units

Fourth year - 48points

Fifth year - 54 points

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

Students may undertake honours in business and commerce at the end of three years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) program and completed a minimum of 144 points of total study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance at the end of three years of study, provided they have met the requirements of the Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) program and completed a minimum of 144 points of total study.


Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Laws (with Honours)

Where more than one award is listed for one or both components of the double degree the actual award(s) conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.