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Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws BBLA

Program focus


The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws aims to produce
graduates who meet the aims and objectives of both the Bachelor of
Business and the Bachelor of Laws degree programs. This double degree
offers students the benefit of exposure to multiple disciplines.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Duration

5 years full-time, up to 10 years part-time

Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws has been accredited
by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, Queensland, and the Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland as an approved academic
qualification under the Supreme Court (Legal Practitioner Admission)
Rules 2004
(Qld). This will partially satisfy the requirements
to practise as a solicitor or barrister in Queensland, or as a legal
practitioner elsewhere in Australia. Intending solicitors and barristers
must also complete an approved practical legal training course in
order to become admitted to practice. USQ law graduates have the option
of completing their practical legal training through a one-year traineeship
in a law practice, or through an institution that offers a practical
legal training qualification.

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Program aims

The program aims to produce graduates who meet the aims and
objectives of both the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Laws
degree programs. This double degree offers students the benefit of
exposure to multiple disciplines.

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Program objectives

  • demonstrate advanced communication, problem-solving and analytical
    skills

  • understand the concepts, processes and procedures relevant to
    public and private organisations

  • identify and evaluate the environments within which business
    is conducted

  • relate organisational theory and behaviour to a business enterprise

  • identify information needs appropriate to their studies, and
    apply the techniques required to gather and interpret such information

  • identify, analyse and solve problems in two or more areas of
    business by selecting and using either quantitative or qualitative
    techniques appropriate to the resolution of business problems

  • satisfy academic admission requirements for membership of relevant
    professional bodies

  • act within the ethics of their profession

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical framework of
    subject areas of study

  • research legal issues at a proficient level

  • critically appraise law reform trends and recent developments
    and assess their impact upon legal practice and public policy.


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Program structure

The program comprises 40 units as follows:

Area of study Number of courses
Business courses 15 courses (7 x core courses plus 1 x 8 course major)
Law courses 25 courses (22 core courses plus 3 law elective courses)

The structure is set out in the following table:

All majors
Business core 7 courses ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making, CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts, ECO1000 Economics, MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour, MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing, POL1000 Government, Business and Society, STA2300 Data Analysis
Business major 8 courses for example, Marketing
Law core 22 courses
Law electives 3 courses

Business component

The Business component shall comprise:

  • 7 core courses: ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making
    , CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts
    , ECO1000 Economics
    , MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour
    , MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing
    , POL1000 Government, Business and Society
    , STA2300 Data Analysis

  • 1 8-course discipline-based major from the majors available
    under the Bachelor of Business.


Law component

The Law component shall comprise:

  • 22 core Law courses listed below

  • 3 Law electives from the list below.


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Core courses

Business component

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making S1, S2, S3 S1
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts S1, S2, S3 S1, S3
ECO1000 Economics S1, S2, S3 S2, S3
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour S1, S2, S3 S1
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing S1, S2, S3 S1, S2
POL1000 Government, Business and Society S1, S2 S1
STA2300 Data Analysis S1, S2, S3 S2, S3

Note:

The courses ACC1101, MGT1000 and ECO1000
are also known as foundation courses (for exemption
purposes).

Students undertaking the International Business major within
the business component of the double degree are required to take FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance not POL1000 Government, Business and Society.

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus
Law core courses:
LAW1201 Legal Process and Research S1, S2 S1, S2
LAW1202 Law in Context S2 S2
LAW2201 Contract A S1 S1
LAW2202 Contract B S2 S2
LAW2203 Torts A S1 S1
LAW2204 Torts B S2 S2
LAW2205 Criminal Law A S1 S1
LAW3423 Criminal Law B S2 S2
LAW2206 Legal Conflict Resolution S1 S1
LAW2207 Company Law S1 S1
LAW3201 Constitutional Law A S1 S1
LAW3461 Constitutional Law B S2 S2
LAW3202 Administrative Law S2 S2
LAW3203 Property Law A S1 S1
LAW3204 Property Law B S2 S2
LAW3205 Equity S1 S1
LAW3206 Trusts S2 S2
LAW3208 Evidence S1 S1
LAW3209 Procedure S2 S2
LAW3210 Theories of Law S1 S1
LAW3211 Legal Professional Practice and Ethics S1 S1
LAW4401 Capstone Project* S2 S2

Footnotes
*Students are expected
to have completed at least 16 core law courses before enrolling in LAW4401. It is also highly recommended that
this course be taken in the last semester of the students' enrolment
in the program.
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Elective courses

To fulfil the requirement of the Laws component of the Bachelor
of Business and Bachelor of Laws, students are required to undertake
3 elective courses from the following list of law courses -

Course Semester/mode of offer Toowoomba campus Semester/mode of offer Springfield campus Semester/mode of offer Fraser Coast campus
LAW2107 Environmental Law S2 S2
LAW2301 e-Law S1
LAW3110 Insolvency and Restructuring Law S2
LAW3130 Revenue Law and Practice S1, S2, S3 S1S1
LAW3131 Revenue Law and Practice II S2
LAW3404 Banking, Finance and Insurance Law
LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law
LAW3406 Intellectual Property Law
LAW3421 Family Law S2
LAW3422 Succession Law S3
LAW3424 Land Contracts
LAW3441 Natural Resources Law S3
LAW3442 Workplace Law S2 S2
LAW3443 Public International Law S1 S1
LAW3444 Competition and Consumer Law
LAW3462 International Human Rights Law
LAW3463 Private International Law S2
LAW3464 International Trade Law S1
LAW5504 Comparative Law and Business¡ S2 (ONC, EXT, WEB), S3
WIL3000 Work Integrated Learning - Law* S1, S2 S1, S2

Footnotes
¡In order
to enrol in LAW5504, a student must have successfully completed either LAW3423 or LAW3206 . A student must also
seek the approval from the Bachelor of Laws Program Coordinator prior
to enrolling in LAW5504.
*A student must
have completed at least half of the core Law courses before enrolling
in WIL3000.
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Exit points

If students commence the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of
Laws and wish to exit with a Bachelor of Business, then they may do so if they have completed the Business core courses
1 Business major at least 4 courses in Law constituting a minor study
in Law and 3 - 6 electives.

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