Combine specialised legal knowledge with sought after executive education in this Business and Law double degree.

 

Faculty
UNSW Business School
Award
Master of Business Administration, Master of Laws
Commencing Terms
Term 1, Term 2, Term 3
Duration (Full Time)
2 - 2 Year(s)

The LLM MBA (Law) is a postgraduate double degree program that allows you to combine the breadth of knowledge from an MBA with the advanced study of Law. Delivered online and intensively the LLM/ MBA Law provides working professionals with flexibility to enhance their career prospects while maintaining full time employment.

The MBA curriculum equips professionals with the skills to be effective in a contemporary business environment where the rapid rate of innovation and disruption impacts significantly on the organisation's success. You'll be able to apply the concepts and tools to your professional environment immediately, while preparing for the future by accelerating your current career, following a new path or building a new enterprise.

The Master of Laws (LLM) program will help you develop an advanced and contemporary understanding of one or more areas of legal study, to acquire further expertise and enhance career prospects. By incorporating a specialisation into the LLM, you can pursue an area of law that complements your existing profession or provides entry into a new field. Alternatively, you can complete a generalist program and choose courses from any of the specialisations.

Why study this double degree at UNSW?

This double degree allows you complete the top ranked online MBA program in Australia and LLM from one of Australia's leading law schools. As a student at AGSM, you will also benefit from the services and resources provided by our dedicated career development centre and have access to our 17,000+ global alumni network.

The Master of Laws flexibility allows you to either specialise in an area of your choice or to undertake a generalised degree so you can tailor your degree to your interests and professional aspirations.

Who should choose this double degree?

Practicing lawyers seeking to enhance their business and management knowledge and skills whilst increasing their knowledge of advanced topics in law, as well as executives, from a non-legal background, who wish to enhance their business and management knowledge and skills and increase their understanding of legal concepts and topics. 

The LLM MBA (Law) is open to law and non-law graduates.

 

Program Code
9225
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
90

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A candidate for the LLM MBA (Law) shall have been previously awarded any of the following: 

  1. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  2. Bachelor of Laws degree with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  3. Juris Doctor degree, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  4. Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  5. Juris Doctor degree or a Bachelor degree in Laws, Social Sciences or Humanities from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience; 
  6. Bachelor degree from UNSW Sydney, with a credit average, or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience.

For the purposes of (5) and (6), relevant professional experience could include professional experience in legal and policy issues gained as an officer in local government; consulting on legal and policy issues; an officer/manager or similar for state or federal government agency with responsibility for legal and policy issues; corporate auditing, monitoring or managing legal and policy issues; project management with a legal or policy focus; NGO or international organisation responsible for law or policy reform.

Please note that meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer will be made. To be successful, candidates need to meet the entry requirements and be able to demonstrate excellence across the entire application process.

English language requirements​

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

A candidate for the LLM MBA (Law) shall have been previously awarded any of the following: 

  1. Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  2. Bachelor of Laws degree with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  3. Juris Doctor degree, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  4. Bachelor degree in Social Sciences or Humanities, with a credit average, from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years professional or managerial work experience;
  5. Juris Doctor degree or a Bachelor degree in Laws, Social Sciences or Humanities from UNSW Sydney or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience; 
  6. Bachelor degree from UNSW Sydney, with a credit average, or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution and a minimum of two years' relevant professional experience.

For the purposes of (5) and (6), relevant professional experience could include professional experience in legal and policy issues gained as an officer in local government; consulting on legal and policy issues; an officer/manager or similar for state or federal government agency with responsibility for legal and policy issues; corporate auditing, monitoring or managing legal and policy issues; project management with a legal or policy focus; NGO or international organisation responsible for law or policy reform.

Please note that meeting the entry requirements does not guarantee an offer will be made. To be successful, candidates need to meet the entry requirements and be able to demonstrate excellence across the entire application process.

Pathway Programs

UNSW Global has university pathway programs that provide seamless transition to UNSW Sydney so you can achieve your academic and career goals. Learn more.

 

English language requirements​


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

UNSW Global offers courses and programs designed to help you reach the English language level required for entry into your chosen degree. Different options are available depending on your current English language level. Learn more.

Take the opportunity to develop an advanced and contemporary understanding of one or more areas of legal study, to acquire further expertise and enhance career prospects.

You can choose from a range of courses, including Taxation and Business Law (see structure tab) to tailor your MBA (Law) to suit your career and passion. For detailed course information, visit the Law / Business Administration (Specialised) Handbook.

Study areas

  • Students can choose from eight areas of specialisation or complete a generalist program and choose a mix of courses from any of our specialisations.

    To be awarded an LLM with a specialisation, students must successfully complete at least four courses in their chosen field.

    Areas of specialisation include:

    • Chinese International Business & Economic Law
    • Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law
    • Criminal Justice and Criminology
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
    • Human Rights Law and Policy
    • International Law
    • Media, Intellectual Property and Technology Law

Potential careers

  • Senior management roles (GM, CEO, CxO and board level)
  • Senior government leader
  • Business Administration Managers
  • Executive roles in not-for-profit and community organisations
  • Consulting 
  • Project Managers with a legal or policy focus
  • Professionals responsible for law or policy reform

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

*If you are an international student studying an Australian qualification, go to the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for application and UAC key dates. Note: If you are under 18 years of age, you need to make special arrangements. Read more.

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2021 Indicative First Year Fee
$39,840*
2021 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$70,680*

There is a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places available for this degree. The indicative tuition fee for domestic postgraduate students shown is for fee paying students, not students in Commonwealth Supported Places. To find out more about the student contribution amounts for Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

 

Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year). Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website. Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below. Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

 

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