Eligibility, CPD, prerequisites and more

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program like an MBA?

The Master of Legal Business (MLB) is similar to an MBA because it equips you with advanced business skills and knowledge. However, it’s tailored specifically to the needs of professionals who work in legal services – both lawyers, functional specialists and general managers.

Do I need a law degree to undertake the MLB and other learning options?

No. You can apply if:

* you have an undergraduate degree in a field other than law and at least one year relevant work experience in the legal services industry

* you do not have an undergraduate degree but at least 5 years’ relevant work experience in the legal services industry


You must submit an application. Applications are considered on a case by case basis. Please refer to Appendix 3 – Selection Procedures or the MLB Program Manual for more details.

Is the MLB an approved Legal Practice Management (LPM) Course?

The MLB is independent of our LPM Course. Although it covers similar topics to the LPM, the MLB is at a master’s level.


The LPM Course is designed for professionals who wish to practise as a principal of a law practice in Australia. Our LPM Courses are available in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.

Can I earn CPD points from a non-award subject?

If you’re an Australian or New Zealand resident, you can earn 10 CPD points from a non-award subject to satisfy your CPD requirements. However, you may still need to complete some mandatory CPD.


Please check the requirements in your state with your local law society.

Can I complete your programs remotely (e.g. from overseas)?

Currently, most subjects include a face-to-face component, which means it’s not suitable for remote learning. However, more 100% online subjects will become available over time.

Are there other subject areas planned?

In addition to our current subjects, we plan to introduce more subjects in the following themes:

  • Enterprise
  • Finance
  • People
  • Operations
  • Technology
  • Innovation