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, the most accessible Program for our overseas students is the Graduate Certificate in Legal Business which can be undertaken with wholly online subjects. 


You can also look at doing standalone non-award subjects delivered 100% online with a view to professional development.

If I undertake a standalone non-award subject, will I automatically get enrolled into one of the award programs (Master of Legal Business, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate)?

No, undertaking a standalone non-award subject does not automatically enrol you into one of the award programs. You will need to apply for the award programs separately and then ask to claim credit for prior learning to have your non-award subject counted as credit towards your award program.


If you'd like more information on this process, please contact us by calling +61 2 9965 7174 or via our Online Enquiry Form