- 2018



Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the component of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics



The law is the backbone of business. It regulates financial transactions, taxation and marketing processes, and in doing so applies the law of contract, tax and tort. It regulates those engaged in companies and partnerships and their banking and tax needs. It regulates new economic frontiers, such as e-commerce, via the development of cyber laws.


In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:

  • identify and correctly apply relevant common law principles and legislation to relevant problems, scenarios or taxation matters, and to analyse, synthesise and conceptualise regulatory and legal information to support business decision making.


Major requirements (48 points)

No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to a major and at least 18 points must be credited at level 3.

Students complete:

  • BTW1042 Malaysian business law
  • BTW2213 Malaysian company law
  • BTW2241 Comparative workplace relations law
  • BTW2320 Current issues in corporate governance
  • BTW3153 Malaysian income tax law
  • BTW3201 International trade law
  • BTW3233 Conventional and Islamic finance law
  • BTW3281 Marketing law

Relevant courses


Single degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • B2026 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the major using 48 points of their free electives.

Double degrees

Successful completion of the major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Business and Commerce component in the following double degree:

  • B2027 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and bachelor of Communication and Media Studies