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The program at a glance
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance is an eight-subject program able to be completed in four semesters (16 months) of part-time study. It has been designed for law and non-law graduates who wish to enhance their enterprise governance skills, knowledge, and effectiveness. Each subject in the program is delivered as a combination of online modules and a two-day intensive workshop.
The program is suitable for experienced leaders, directors, officers and board members, as well as for those aspiring to board membership and other leadership positions. It is the only Master of Laws in Australia with a specific focus on enterprise governance.
The program explores critical aspects of enterprise governance including ethics, commercial structures, strategy, risk, compliance, finance, tax and insolvency, privacy, consumer law, IT law and cyber security. There is a substantial focus on law and ethics: all enterprise governance is underpinned by a regulatory, legal and compliance framework, and effective enterprise governance must be, and be seen to be, ethical.
The program includes the subject Foundations of Enterprise Governance which can be completed as a microcredential. This microcredential serves as both a standalone qualification and as a subject in the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance. Upon graduation from the program, the student will receive both an Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance and a Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance.
The program is relevant to leaders of listed, for-profit, and not-for-profit enterprises, small businesses, and government entities. Students will learn from experienced board members and legal practitioners how to use governance as a framework for organisational excellence and ethical leadership.
The program is specifically designed to suit the schedule of busy working professionals. Most subjects in the program are delivered via a combination of two-day workshops and online modules that can be attended either in person or online. Assessments are rigorous, authentic, and practical.
The program is multi-modal: the intensive workshops can be taken either face-to-face at the Bond University Brisbane location or online. The choice for the location of Intensive can be made during enrolment in each subject.
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Try further study on for size at a Postgraduate Test Drive. Meet with the Co-ordinator of the program and a Regional Manager to learn more about studying the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance and have all your questions answered.
Experience the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance
- Suitable for law and non-law graduates
- Students graduate with both the Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance and the Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance.
- Subjects are delivered using a combination of online modules and two-day intensive workshops that can be attended either in person or online
- Complete a Master of Laws qualification in 16 months
- Minimum disruption to professional and personal commitments
- Focus your studies specifically on enterprise governance
- Network with leading governance experts and experienced board members
About the program
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law. The program is designed for directors and officers as well as for legal professionals with an interest in enterprise governance. Students enrolled in the program learn about the nature and operation of enterprise governance and the role of the board in a variety of enterprise contexts – including both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises – and learn how to govern an enterprise in compliance with the relevant legal rules and ethical principles. Show more
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law. The program is designed for directors and officers as well as for legal professionals with an interest in enterprise governance. Students enrolled in the program learn about the nature and operation of enterprise governance and the role of the board in a variety of enterprise contexts – including both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises – and learn how to govern an enterprise in compliance with the relevant legal rules and ethical principles. Show less
|Duration||4 semesters (1 year 4 months)|
|Program type||Masters Coursework|
|CRICOS code||This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa.|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance comprises 80 credit points (8 subjects) and is conducted over 4 semesters. Students complete 2 subjects per semester.
|LAWS77-540 Foundations of Enterprise Governance (Advanced Credential in Enterprise Governance)||Postgraduate Law Elective Credit||LAWS77-589 Strategy, Risk and Compliance: A Legal Framework|
|Postgraduate Law Elective Credit||LAWS77-586 Ethics and Enterprise Governance||LAWS77-588 Enterprise Reputational Risk and Social Responsibility|
*Students with Postgraduate law study receive subject credit (for the law electives).
The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.
Semester program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $21,240* per semester average
- Students commencing study in 2023: $21,800* per semester average
Total program fee:
- Students commencing study in 2022: $42,480
- Students commencing study in 2023: $43,600
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.
Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.
Academic entry requirements
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance is open to both law and non-law graduates.
Minimum entry requirements are:
- a Bachelor of Laws; or
- any Bachelor degree plus five years relevant workplace experience inclusive of two years in a leadership role.
Please contact the Office of Future Students for further information.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamur to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information
How to apply
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance positions graduates for Board level appointments across listed, for-profit, not-for-profit, and government entities. It is also a significant advantage for CEOs, CFOs and all other senior management positions answerable or reporting to a Board.
The Master of Laws in Enterprise Governance will strengthen your CV and equip you with the required knowledge of the regulatory, compliance and legal frameworks required by applicants for Board positions.
For those who already sit on or report to a Board, this degree will expand your understanding of the regulatory, legal and compliance frameworks that underpin all governance work helping improve your decision-making as a Director.
Expand your legal skills with a Juris Doctor
For non-law graduates who would like to extend their study and complete a law degree, the Juris Doctor is an option. Completion of the Juris Doctor in conjunction with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) leads to admission as a legal practitioner.
Broaden your knowledge with a microcredential
Whether you are looking to upskill, advance your career, change direction or dive deeper into a specific area, Bond University offers a range of executive training and professional development courses to help you get ahead like our compact microcredential courses.
- Select from a suite of high-quality programs designed in collaboration with industry partners
- Learn from anywhere in the world, at your own pace
- Earn a digital certificate for each microcredential
- Potentially gain credit towards future study at Bond University