Master of Business Law and Master of Marketing

Degree TypeCombined Degree
Duration2.5 yearsfull-time
orpart-time equiv.
This program is no longer offered

The Master of Business Law will provide business professionals with a competitive, high quality, and flexible coursework Masters that expands their current horizon.

The Master of Commerce (Marketing) is designed to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of concepts, techniques and professional applications in marketing to graduates of non-marketing disciplines. For those candidates with a recognised marketing degree, advanced level marketing courses provide greater depth and breadth in strategic thinking and analytical tools in marketing and business. The study of marketing at an advanced level may enable candidates to move more rapidly into senior marketing positions in consumer, business, government, community service and not-for-profit organisations.

This combined academic program of Master of Business Law/Master of Commerce (Marketing) enables students to undertake a specialisation in Marketing, while also focussing on business, commercial regulation and international law. Graduates will be well placed to function in international and domestic business and commercial regulatory environments.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate EntryA completed Bachelors degree or equivalent in a field other than law, with at least a credit average; or a completed Graduate Diploma in Business Law or Graduate Certificate in Business Law.
    How to Apply

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    Admissions information

    IntakeFebruary and/or July (subject to availability)
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTSOverall 6.5Reading 6Listening 6Speaking 6Writing 6
    TOEFLOverall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    PearsonsOverall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    CambridgeOverall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirementsA range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary QualificationsBachelor degree with a credit average.
    How to Apply
    This program is no longer offered.
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $29,500

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Provides advanced career options in business, management and other professional fields. 

    Note this degree does not provide admission to practice. For admission to practice please see Bachelor of Laws in related programs above.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Professional Accreditation

    Graduates of the Master of Commerce (Marketing) may gain partial credit towards the Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) awarded by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Graduates are also eligible for the Certificate of Market Research from the Australian Market and Social Research Society (AMSRS) if the courses specified on their website have been completed.

    Potential careers

    Brand Marketer,Marketing Planner,Market Researcher,Product and Advertising Manager,Public Relations Officer,Retail Manager,Sales Manager,Service Manager

  • Degree Structure

    A candidate shall satisfactorily complete a substantial research piece of scholarship. To satisfy this requirement, candidates must complete one of two options.
    1. 1. A candidate must satisfactorily complete two 7,000-8,000 word research essays chosen from any Adelaide Law Masters 3 unit courses. These research essays are in addition to any other course assessment requirements. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit can be extended to 7,000-8,000 words to satisfy this requirement.
    2. A candidate must satisfactorily complete the 6 unit Dissertation course (12,000-15,000 words).
    Either of these two options will be undertaken once a minimum of 12 units towards the program have been successfully completed by the candidate.

    Academic Program Rules

    The is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Core course (33 units)
    Business Law courses - electives (21 units)
    Choose 18 units chosen from the following:

    • LAW 7007: Comparative Constitutional Law (PG)
    • LAW 7009: Mining and Energy Law (PG)
    • LAW 7024: Comparative Law (PG) - 6 unit course
    • LAW 7034: Anti-Discrimination Law (PG)
    • LAW 7038: Law of Debtor and Creditor (PG)
    • LAW 7040: International Environmental Law (PG)
    • LAW 7042: Technology, Law and Society (PG)
    • LAW 7043: Corporate Governance & Security Reg: Int & Com Persp (PG)
    • LAW 7055: Comparative Corporate Rescue Law (PG)
    • LAW 7057: Corporate Governance (PG)
    • LAW 7059: European Union Law (PG)
    • LAW 7061: Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work (PG)
    • LAW 7062: Selected Issues in Intellectual Property Law (PG)
    • LAW 7063: Government, Business and Regulation (PG)
    • LAW 7064: Intellectual Property Law (PG)
    • LAW 7065: International Commercial Arbitration (PG)
    • LAW 7066: Private International Law (PG)
    • LAW 7067: International Criminal Law (PG)
    • LAW 7068: International Energy Law (PG)
    • LAW 7070: International Trade Law (PG)
    • LAW 7072: Work Relationships and the Law(PG)
    • LAW 7073: Transnational Crime and Terrorism (PG)
    • LAW 7074: Transitional Justice (PG)
    • LAW 7075: Wine Law (PG)
    • LAW 7076: International Economic Law (PG)
    • LAW 7096: Sport Law (PG) 
    • LAW 7098: Insurance Law (PG)
    • LAW 7115: Insolvency Law (PG)
    • LAW 7120: Human Rights: Problems and Processes (PG)
    • LAW 7121: Corporations in the Global Age (PG)
    • LAW 7122: Transnational Business and Human Rights (PG)
    • LAW 7123: Perspectives on Property and Society (PG)
    • LAW 7124: Workplace Bargaining (PG)
    • LAW 7125: International Humanitarian Law (PG)
    • LAW 7128: Advanced Contract Law (PG)
    • LAW 7129: International Financial Regulation (PG)
    • LAW 7150: European Business Law (PG)
    • LAW 7151: Health, Medical and Biotechnology Law (PG)
    • LAW 7152: International Franchising and the Law (PG)
    • LAW 7153 Personal Property Security Law (PG)
    • LAW 7154: Migration Law (PG)
    • LAW 7158: Corporate Law: Selected Issues (PG)
    • LAW 7159 Comparative Migration Law (PG)
    • LAW 7160 Water Resources Law (PG)
    • LAW 7161: Bioethics and the Law (PG)
    • LAW 7162: Internet Law (PG)
    • LAW 7164: Criminal Law: Selected Issues (PG)
    • LAW 7165: International Security Law (PG)
    • LAW 7166 Company Merger and Acquisitions Law (PG)LAW 7056: Competition Law: Comparative Perspectives (PG)

    Students must complete either:

    • LAW 7025: Law Dissertation (PG) 6 unit course


    • two 7,000 – 8,000 word research essays chosen from any postgraduate coursework Law course each to the value of 3 units. The research essays will be an addition to any other course assessment requirement. Where a research essay is part of the course assessment, the word limit will be extended to 78,000 – 8,000 words to satisfy this requirement.

    Note: Other courses may be taken subject to the approval of the Program Co-ordinator

    Not all courses will be offered in any one calendar year.


    May include, but not limited to: Examinations, Group Assignments, Individual Assignments, Consulting Projects, Presentations, Quizzes, Tests, Tutorial Work as prescribed within each course.

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Last updated: Friday, 5 Apr 2019