Lead. Enhance. Transform.

The Master of Legal Business (MLB) is your key

to becoming a progressive leader in legal business.

Our industry is changing.
What about you?

Fast-changing and forever demanding, today’s legal services world calls for a new hybrid of professional. It needs people with a broader skillset, deep commercial insight – and the confidence to address challenges of modern legal business.

Tailored to meet the unique forces impacting Australia’s legal services industry, the MLB is the only management course of its kind – anywhere.


Designed for all types of
legal services business professionals


Dr George Beaton:
the mind behind the MLB

The renowned Dr George Beaton is the name, face and mind behind the MLB.

A professional services expert, global thought leader and distinguished tertiary educator, George has helped law firms and legal departments transform their business models for over 30 years.

Critical skills. Genuine confidence.

A more tailored qualification than the MBA, the MLB is specifically designed to help you develop practical business and leadership skills – so you can bring greater value to your legal practice or department.

Developed by industry experts, the MLB will teach you how to:

Lead with confidence & creativity
  • Develop and demonstrate broader management capabilities for senior roles
  • Use high-level tools and skills to run a major part of a law practice – or all of it
  • Build and motivate a high-performing team
  • Guide and drive your department or firm through rapid change
  • Tackle leadership challenges effectively – and stay at the forefront of your industry
  • Leverage the latest practices in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation
Apply strong business acumen
  • Use critical business skills to flourish in cross-functional environments and C-suite positions
  • Make smarter business decisions that resonate with top management
  • Formulate and execute strategies to future-proof your department or firm
  • Translate ideas and opinions into coherent strategies to achieve key business outcomes
  • Inject valuable expertise to create positive change at a strategic level

Extensive tools & resources

To drive your learning and development, the MLB gives you access to a range of valuable resources.
Advice from professionals who run their own firms
Insights from leaders in legal services business innovation
Presentations from prominent industry experts
Executive coaching workshops and networking opportunities
Practice-based activities in a small team setting

Course structure & costs

Blending online and face-to-face learning, the MLB requires you to complete 12 subjects – valued at 6 credits each (totalling 72 credits).

This comprises:

  • 1 Business of Law subject
  • 1 capstone/major project subject
  • 10 subjects of your choice

The fee for each subject is $3K.

FEE-HELP is available for subjects taken as part of an award program but is not available for non-award study. You can check eligibility at 


Ready to learn more?

For information on prerequisites, assessments, intake dates 

and more, download the MLB brochure – or contact us today.