Are you looking for a course that offers a distinct business perspective on current legal issues and developments? The Master of Business Law is a specialist course designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to address the wide range of legal issues that arise in contemporary business.
You will develop an expert understanding of the legal environment and its impact on business practice in corporate governance, financial regulation, compliance and risk management.
The course positions you as a business specialist. It will advance your legal literacy and provide you with knowledge, skills and professional values to become an effective operator within compliance or business law environments.
Our curriculum allows you to study business law units from Monash Business School as well as commercial law units from the Faculty of Law. The flexible structure of the course enables you to tailor your studies to develop specialist legal knowledge in the areas most suited to your career.
Graduates work across a wide range of business roles such as contract negotiation, business management compliance, and regulation and risk management, and in fields including accounting, finance, human resources and taxation.
The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.
PART A. Advanced preparatory studies These units provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across core business disciplines and a valuable contextual basis for further business law study.
PART B. Mastery knowledge These units provide a comprehensive study of core business law disciplines and the impact they have on decision-making in organisations. They will develop your capacity to apply your knowledge to provide discipline-based solutions to legal problems and risks arising in contemporary business.
PART C. Application studies The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development and develop your advanced knowledge to master's level in business law.
We are proud of our national reputation as a leader in the field of business law. As one of Australia's largest and most versatile business law departments, we offer a comprehensive teaching and research program focusing on commercial law and regulation in the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific region.
Our Department has established a strong reputation for:
- publishing in leading international publications - attracting the highest quality postgraduate students - engaging in international collaboration - securing external research funding.
According to the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Report (2012), the discipline of law received a rating of five-stars (well above world standard). Our staff have won numerous major teaching awards within the Monash Business School and at Monash University. Several of our staff are authors of leading textbooks used throughout Australia and around the world.
The Department's research activities in corporations law, taxation law, employment law, Asian law and international business law are carried out through three research groups. Each group regularly sponsors international symposia and work with partner groups at European, North American, Asian and Australasian universities. These research groups are:
- Asia-Pacific Business Regulation Group - Workplace and Corporate Law Research Group - Taxation Law and Policy Research Group.
Our expertise in these areas has resulted in the Department receiving a number of national and international competitive research grants. Our active and high quality doctoral program has been recognised as one of the world's best, attracting PhD students from four continents.
The Department of Business Law and Taxation is responsible for business law and taxation teaching in the Monash Business School. The Department teaches units in the undergraduate and graduate programs offered by the Faculty. These units recognise that knowledge of law and taxation is essential for the informed business professional.
The Department of Business Law and Taxation provides Monash business students with a rare opportunity to learn from staff focused on business law, rather than the broader law program.
Engagement and collaboration
Business Law and Taxation staff carry out research activities in conjunction with:
- the business community - the accounting and legal professions - government agencies - social welfare bodies - international organisations.
Department academics have been seconded to assist government agencies including the Treasury and Australian Taxation Office.
We regularly work with international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank to assist with the development of business and tax laws across the Asia-Pacific region.