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undergraduate

Business Law

BCom - Bachelor of Commerce
Location Curtin Mauritius
Study method On-campus
Study mode Full-time
Intake February, July
Duration 3 years full-time (6 semesters)

Businesses work with laws every day, for example in proposals, tenders and contracts. Knowledge of business law can give you the ability to recognise potential issues and manage legal risk.  This degree is primarily aimed at preparing graduates to take up employment in the legal department of a company or in the management of such company. The course covers topics like Contract Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, Real property, Torts, Trusts, Competition Legislation, and Employment Law. As such, this degree does not cover criminal law and does not directly lead to a professional legal qualification allowing you to  become a law practitioner.

You will gain a solid foundation in business law and develop significant knowledge of torts, real property, company law and consumer law, and study units in:

  • Contract Law,
  • Intellectual Property
  • Taxation
  • Real property
  • Offences

Professionals in this excel at negotiating and dealing with people, and may work as law clerks, settlement agents, compliance officers, contract managers or legal administrators. They may be employed in a wide range of industries, including the public sector and private businesses.

Please note:

During your first semester of the Bachelor of Commerce, you’ll complete common core units which will provide an introduction to the various aspects of business. You do not need to make a final decision on a single or combined major until your second semester.

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Legal Officer/Advisor
  • Settlement Agents
  • Compliance Officer
  • Contract Managers or Legal Administrators
  • Legal Secretary

Credit for previous study

Recognition of prior learning is assessed on an individual basis