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Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law
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  • 1. Faculty of Business and Law Associate Professor Jim Psaros Deputy Head of Faculty
  • 2. We are hands-on and responsive in the way we teach – students are our primary focus <ul><li>Our degrees were recently revised extensively as a result of a comprehensive process. </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic tutorials based around problem solving, group work and higher learning goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments and case studies that are focused on real world examples. </li></ul><ul><li>Quality teaching is emphasised and rewarded </li></ul><ul><li>Staff regularly attend training seminars based on student centered learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Internships and work placements </li></ul>
  • 3. Three Undergraduate Degrees Bachelor of Business (3 years) Bachelor of Commerce (3 years) Bachelor of Laws (combined) (5 years)
  • 4. Business / Commerce Core Courses Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 1) Accounting for Decision Makers 2) Microeconomics for Business 3) Macroeconomics for Business 4) Business Decision Making 5) Managing the Organisation 6) Foundations of Law 7) Business Strategy 8) Finance 9) Communication in Business 10) Marketing Principles 11) Organisations, Politics and Society
  • 5. Bachelor of Business “management of people and organisations” <ul><li>Six Majors available to students </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource Management </li></ul><ul><li>International Business </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain Management </li></ul><ul><li>Double majors are possible </li></ul>
  • 6. Bachelor of Business “valuable generic degree” <ul><li>Development of important graduate attributes leads to employment in areas including: </li></ul><ul><li>Business management </li></ul><ul><li>Retail management </li></ul><ul><li>Advertising and promotions management </li></ul><ul><li>Human resource management </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial relations </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Small and medium enterprise management </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism and hospitality management </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign economic relations </li></ul><ul><li>International trade </li></ul><ul><li>International marketing and investments </li></ul>
  • 7. Bachelor of Commerce “a relevant and focused degree” <ul><li>Three Majors available to study available: </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul><ul><li>Double majors are possible </li></ul>
  • 8. Commerce Discipline Generally <ul><li>Equips graduates with the necessary attributes and skills to engage in the business world. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a solid grounding in the business disciplines of accounting, economics and quantitative methods, and provides specialist technical skills in addition to the skills of critical analysis to form the building blocks for a career in business. </li></ul><ul><li>Skill shortage in the accounting and finance profession. Future demand will continue to be strong. This means professionals can demand high remuneration &amp; conditions. </li></ul>
  • 9. Bachelor of Commerce Career Opportunities <ul><li>Career Opportunities in Accounting (selected) </li></ul><ul><li>Chartered Accountant; Chief Executive Officer / General Manager; Chief Information Officer; Facilities Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities in Economics (selected) </li></ul><ul><li>Public service; Non-governmental organisations (such as World Bank and Asian Development Bank); financial analyst </li></ul><ul><li>Career Opportunities in Finance (selected) </li></ul><ul><li>Financial planning; Stockbroking; Banking, International finance, Investment management, Money market operations </li></ul><ul><li>Financial forecasting </li></ul>
  • 10. Newcastle Law School “ practical and professional focus” <ul><li>Bachelor of Law Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Students can undertake a Professional Program to gain practical legal skills while undertaking their undergraduate studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Other opportunities to get involved in real cases come with a chance to volunteer in the Uni Legal Centre where you can help solve real legal problems. </li></ul>
  • 11. Bachelor of Law <ul><li>Combined Degree Programs undertaken over 5 years of full-time study </li></ul><ul><li>The Bachelor of Laws can be undertaken with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Aboriginal Studies (program under review) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Commerce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Social Science </li></ul></ul>
  • 12. Career Opportunities <ul><li>Private profession - solicitors/barristers </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Foreign Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prime Minister and Cabinet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associates to judges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attorney-General’s Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment Protection Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australian Competition &amp; Consumer Commission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate, in-house counsel in variety of industries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merchant banking, financial institutions </li></ul></ul>
  • 13. People who study here do well <ul><li>Almost 100% of law graduates are in paid employment </li></ul><ul><li>Many graduates working for major law firms in Sydney, </li></ul><ul><li> Melbourne, Canberra and for firms in regional areas </li></ul><ul><li>A number of graduates have worked or continue to work </li></ul><ul><li> in large international law firms – Tokyo, London, New York, </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong. </li></ul><ul><li>Two graduates working with the Department of the Prime </li></ul><ul><li> Minister and Cabinet </li></ul><ul><li>A number of graduates have been Associates to Justices of </li></ul><ul><li>the Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of NSW. </li></ul>
  • 14. A great environment for study <ul><li>Young, vibrant, small, innovative, friendly, professional …. Aiming to be a first class professional law school both nationally and internationally. </li></ul><ul><li>First students in 1993 and first graduates in 1996; to date 801 graduates employed in a fascinating range of positions </li></ul><ul><li>In other large law schools there can be over 2,000 students, average enrolment is 848 </li></ul><ul><li>At Newcastle less than 100 LLB students </li></ul><ul><li>Standard is high - UAI in 2008 of 91.10 </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to complete the Diploma of Legal Practice during the 5-year or 3-year degree program = practice-ready graduates and a strong professional and clinical emphasis throughout the program. </li></ul>

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