Master of Commercial Law
Course summary for local students
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted ||Master of Commercial Law|
|Campus||Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$22,700* - Full-fee paying place|
Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Geelong
Tel 03 9244 5043 Melbourne
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
|CRICOS course code||042688D|
|Deakin course code ||M725|
Deakin’s Master of Commercial Law reflects the School of Law’s commitment to being a significant centre for teaching and research in commercial law.
The course is available to graduates in any discipline who wish to complete a specialist qualification in commercial law.
Commercial law is such a vast and constantly changing area that it is inevitably the domain of those with highly specialised expertise. The course aims to extend the influence of legal expertise beyond a narrow legal framework. In doing so, we seek to enhance the capacity of our graduates to deal with legal issues through an associated understanding of the broader corporate/policy issues.
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. Units cover key areas such as corporations law, income tax, international commercial law, internet law, corporate governance and trade practices.
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Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/
Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
* 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.
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.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
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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 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.
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Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
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
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.