- 2019


Minor / Major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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

Contact details

Monash Business SchoolMonash Business School (http://business.monash.edu/contact-us)


Caulfield Clayton

The importance of law cannot be underestimated. Law is the backbone of business, in fact almost every business decision will have a legal consequence. Law regulates employee-employer relations, financial transactions, consumer products and services, and marketing processes. This major focuses on the core rules that govern these transactions both within Australia and the broader international environment.

There are specific units required for professional recognition by the Tax Practitioners Board. Refer to the Monash Business School professional recognitionprofessional recognition (http://www.monash.edu/business/future-students/undergraduate-study-options/after-you-graduate/professional-recognition) page for more information.


Business law is listed in the Bachelor of Business at Caulfield as a major or minor and in the Bachelor of Commerce at Clayton as a minor.


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 or scenarios, 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:

  1. The following two units (12 points):
    • BTF1010 Business law
    • BTX3900 Research project in business law and taxation
  2. Six units (36 points) from the following, with at least two units (12 points) at level 3:

Minor requirements (24 points)

Note: Students studying the Bachelor of Business complete BTF and BTX-coded units and students studying the Bachelor of Commerce complete BTC and BTX-coded units.

Students complete:

  • BTC1110 Commercial law or BTF1010 Business law
  • any three units (18 points) with the prefix BTC, BTF or BTX and offered at their home campus. Students are encouraged to choose a combination of units that will assist them in their chosen career path.*

* Suggested examples of minors that would suit many career paths can be found on the Department of Business Law and TaxationDepartment of Business Law and Taxation (http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/blt) website.

Relevant courses


Single degrees

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

  • B2000 Bachelor of Business

Students in this course can complete the minor using 24 points of their free electives.*

Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

* Students cannot complete both the minor and major in the same area of study.

Double degrees

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

  • B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
  • B2019 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Arts
  • B2028 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Media Communication
  • B2035 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Banking and Finance
  • B2037 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Marketing
  • B2040 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Accounting
  • B2041 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of International Business
  • D3007 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Business
  • F2007 Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Business