Business & Law
How will your thinking influence smarter business, legal or political decisions?
When you study business, governance, law or criminology at Murdoch, you’ll learn how to turn ideas into actions that make the world a better place. And the career options are almost endless: you could be defending social justice, championing sustainability agendas in the business world, or finding new ways to fight crime. Or perhaps, you’ll join the entrepreneurial movement, be at the table when political decisions are made or fight for human rights.
There are no limits to what you can achieve by studying business, governance, law or criminology. How will your thinking help to shape the future?
Set yourself up for a career as the decision maker
Follow in the footsteps of other Murdoch free thinkers: the CEO of a major international airline, a deputy prime minister, a federal minister for justice, a crime specialist that's re-thinking the jail system, or a lawyer defending the rights of children, protestors and inmates.
By 2022, there will be:
129,800 new jobs for legal, social and welfare professionals.
89,000 new management jobs.
58,800 new jobs for business, human resources and marketing professionals.
Explore our business, law and criminology degrees
Accounting – Bachelor of Business
Accounting – Bachelor of Commerce
Banking – Bachelor of Business
Banking – Bachelor of Commerce
Business Information Systems – Bachelor of Science
Business Law – Bachelor of Business
Business Law – Bachelor of Commerce
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Bachelor of Commerce + Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Crime Science – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminal Behaviour – Bachelor of Criminology
Criminology + Communication – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Communication
Criminology + Global Security – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Global Security
Criminology + Psychology – Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Arts
Finance – Bachelor of Business
Finance – Bachelor of Commerce
Global Business and Politics – Bachelor of Commerce
Global Politics and Policy – Bachelor of Arts
Hospitality and Tourism Management – Bachelor of Business
Hospitality and Tourism Management – Bachelor of Commerce
Human Resources Management – Bachelor of Business
Human Resources Management – Bachelor of Commerce
International Aid and Development – Bachelor of Arts
International Business – Bachelor of Business
International Business – Bachelor of Commerce
International Business – Bachelor of International Business
Law – Bachelor of Laws
Law (Graduate Entry) – Bachelor of Laws
Law + Arts – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Arts
Law + Business – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Business
Law + Communication – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Communication
Law + Criminology – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Criminology
Law + Global Security – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Global Security
Law + Psychology – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of of Arts
Law + Psychology – Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Science
Law + Science – Bachelor of Laws
Legal Studies – Bachelor of Criminology
Management – Bachelor of Business
Management – Bachelor of Commerce
Marketing – Bachelor of Business
Marketing – Bachelor of Commerce
Strategic Communication – Bachelor of Communication
Sustainable Development – Bachelor of Arts
Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies – Bachelor of Global Security
White Collar and Corporate Crime – Bachelor of Criminology
Accounting – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Banking – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Business Law – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Criminology – Bachelor of Criminology (Honours)
Environmental Management and Sustainability – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Finance – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Global Politics and Policy – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Law – Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
Management – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Marketing – Bachelor of Business (Honours)
Sustainable Development – Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Business Administration – Graduate Certificate
Business Administration (MasterClass) – Graduate Certificate
Business Analytics – Graduate Certificate
Design Thinking – Graduate Certificate
Environmental Assessment and Management – Graduate Certificate
Public Administration – Graduate Certificate
Health Administration, Policy and Leadership – Graduate Certificate
Health Care Management – Graduate Certificate
Human Resources and Safety – Graduate Certificate
Human Resources Management – Graduate Certificate
Legal Practice – Graduate Certificate
Negotiation – Graduate Certificate
Policy and Development – Graduate Certificate
Politics, Policy and Global Business – Graduate Certificate
Protected Area Administration – Graduate Certificate
Australian Migration Law and Practice – Graduate Diploma
Design Thinking and Service Innovation – Graduate Diploma
Energy and Carbon Studies – Graduate Diploma
Human Resources Management – Graduate Diploma
Web Communication – Graduate Diploma
Business – Masters
Business Administration – Masters
Business Administration (Global) – Masters
Communication – Masters
Development Studies – Masters
Health Care Management – Masters
Human Resources Management – Masters
International Affairs and Security – Masters
Laws by Research – Masters
Professional Accounting – Masters
Professional Accounting (Advanced) – Masters
Public Policy and Management – Masters
Sustainable Development – Masters
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Doctorate
Why study business, law or criminology at Murdoch?
Prepare for the career you're made for
A successful career starts when you hit the ground running armed with the skills you need. At Murdoch you can undertake internships at leading law firms, multinational corporations, local businesses, government departments and not for profit organisations. As a law student, you may take part in our well-established mooting program (which will see you participating in simulated court proceedings with teams from law schools in Australia and abroad). Or, you may provide legal support to real clients through our on-campus community legal centre. As a business student, you'll learn in executive suites which have been designed to simulate professional industry environments.
Prepare to think your way to global solutions
Experience the world’s business, legal and crime sectors first-hand. Depending on your degree, you'll also have the chance to participate in overseas programs in Germany, Shanghai, Singapore or Geneva. You may even join a university delegation to Canberra to sit in on government talks, or travel to join presidential talks at an international conference through our annual Global Voices Scholarship. Our business degrees feature an internationalised curriculum, so you'll learn how to see business challenges through a global lens.
Consider a combined degree or double major to graduate with more career opportunities.
Combine your studies with another area to give your thinking the opportunity to thrive in a multitude of careers. If you’re an undergraduate student, consider a double major or combined degree during your undergraduate degree. Or, as a high performing student, you may be eligible to get your undergraduate and postgraduate qualification at the same time by completing our postgraduate MasterClass Graduate Certificate in Business Administration during winter and summer breaks. Alternatively, extend your degree with an honours program, undertaking intensive research training and working closely with an academic on a topic of your choice.
Learn from our free-thinking academics
Lorraine Finlay spent almost 10 years applying her thinking to the WA legal system as a prosecutor, legal research officer and High Court associate, before joining Murdoch to teach and research constitutional, human rights, criminal and public international law.
Criminologist Guy Hall investigates the impact of crime on victims and offenders. An expert in understanding the behaviour of prisoners and offenders, he's worked with prisons, the Government and the justice system.
Dr Anne Garnet has 25 years' experience understanding the driving forces behind the economy. She'll help you think about what impact economic events have on our world and how government, business and individual decisions affect our economy.
Explore our business and law facilities
Discover the executive suites and court rooms that you'll learn in.
Expand your career options with a double major
As an undergraduate student, you can study two majors during your degree.