Master of Commercial Law
Course summary for international students
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
The Master of Commercial Law is open to graduates of any discipline, or to non-graduates who have sufficient qualifications or relevant commercial experience. The course is designed for students who have a general interest in commercial law and those who wish to learn more about specific areas of law, particularly within Australia. Units cover key areas such as corporations law, income tax, international commercial law, internet law, corporate governance and trade practices.
There are also opportunities to learn in different ways. Chinese Commercial Law, for instance, is a popular unit that may be undertaken intensively by participating in the two-week China Study Tour offered in July each year. Other units may be studied in the ore traditional on-campus mode or by distance education. In addition, acknowledging the value of interdisciplinary studies, student may select three units offered by other faculties - most are commercial in nature and some have an international focus.
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Off campus studies
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as an on-campus unit and can, in addition enrol in online or off-campus units. Best practice is to enrol in mostly on-campus units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study online and off-campus units only. Note that online and off-campus units can make up no more than 25% of a total study load.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL
is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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A post graduate degree in Commercial Law expands management career opportunities in the corporate, industrial, financial and government sectors, where up-to-date knowledge of legal issues is a requirement.
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This course requires students to complete eight coursework units to the value of 8 credit points chosen from the Commercial Law units. Students may include a maximum of 3 credit points of units chosen from the non-Law units list. Students without a law background are required to complete the core unit MLM720 Introduction to Commercial Law.
Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Commercial Law or the Graduate Certificate of Commercial Law (Financial Crime Control) allows articulation into the Master of Commercial Law. Students who do not at that stage hold a four year bachelors degree or equivalent will not receive credit for prior learning into the Master of Commercial Law.
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Core unit (for students without a law background)
|MLM720|| Introduction to Commercial Law |
Commercial Law units
|MLC703|| Principles of Income Tax Law |
|MLM712|| International Intellectual Property Law |
|MLM721|| International Competition Law and Policy |
|MLM740|| International Commercial Law |
|MLM788|| International Financial Crime |
|MLM792|| Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing |
Select a maximum of 3 credit points of units from:
|AIR706|| Political Economy of the Asia Pacific |
|AIR719|| The United Nations and International Law |
|AIR726|| Human Rights in the International System |
|AIR728|| Global Political Economy |
|AIR732|| Terrorism in International Politics |
|AIR749|| Security in the Asia-Pacific Region |
|AIR753|| Regionalism in International Politics |
|AIR754|| Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Control |
|MAF754|| Enterprise Risk Management |
|MMH706|| Advanced Human Resource Management |
|MMH709|| Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness |
|MMH710|| Rights and Responsibilities in Human Resource Management |
|MPA711|| Corporate Governance and Ethics |
|MPE707|| International Banking and Finance |
|MPM701|| Business Process Management |
|MSC767|| Business Security Management |
|MSQ791|| Data Analysis for Managers |
|MPT722|| Human Resource Management (Tour) #|
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit
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Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience.
International students must also meet the English language requirements.
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Entry requirements - specific
Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 4 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution, or completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution and 3 years relevant work experience, or for those without a degree, a graduate diploma in a cognate area plus 5 years minimum relevant work experience. Normally applicants will not be granted Credit for Prior Learning towards the 8 credit point masters.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
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Credit for prior learning - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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How to apply
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
- If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
- If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact firstname.lastname@example.org