Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Macquarie University

This program allows students to combine law studies with core units in accounting, finance, management and marketing, and then complete a major to develop depth in their chosen commerce discipline. Together they will give students a thorough legal and commercial understanding of business and trade, and make them evidence-driven, work-ready business professionals. Macquarie law provides a solid foundation in established areas of law such as constitutional law, contract law and international law. It involves an innovative approach to legal education and scholarship, highlighting how the law operates in a changing, globalised world. Students gain knowledge of commercial legal principles and the critical and analytic skills to apply those principles in a variety of contexts.

Course Fee:

International: $182,250

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Assumed knowledge: HSC General Mathematics (or equivalent) for all majors. Recommended studies: HSC mathematics (or equivalent) is strongly recommended for Accounting, Economics and Finance majors. Students without HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are advised to enrol in a Mathematics or Quantitative Methods unit during their first year of study.


120 credit points; minimum 78 credit points at 200 level or above; minimum 42 credit points at 300 level or above; minimum 42 credit points designated commerce; minimum 72 credit points with a LAW prefix; completion of a qualifying major for the Bachelor of Commerce component

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Business information systems; Decision science; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Human resources; International business; Marketing

Study Pathways:

Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws with Honours. For further details refer to

Further information:

Graduates can pursue careers where their commerce studies allow them to specialise in their work as legal practitioners (barristers or solicitors), legal officers in public or private sectors, and in legal academia. There are also career opportunities in a range of business and finance industries, in both the public and private sectors.


The Bachelor of Laws provides the appropriate qualification for admission to practice in NSW, subject to the requirements of professional training.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde 91.65 Yes Part time 10 years
North Ryde 91.65 Yes Full time 5 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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