Graduate Diploma of Legal Business

Elevate your business and leadership skills

About the Graduate Diploma of Legal Business

The Graduate Diploma of Legal Business from The College of Law offers the same range of subjects as our Master of Legal Business but is tailored for individuals who are looking for a shorter-term study commitment. Our Graduate Diploma of Legal Business will equip you with the skills to stay relevant and competitive in an evolving world. Your learning will involve applied practical, real-world learning experiences and activities.


4 subjects


36 credit points


Duration 1 - 2 years


Next intake closes

15 February 2021

Who is this for?


Private practice lawyers

Currently a partner, preparing for partnership or starting your own practice? The Master of Legal Business will give you the skills and confidence to lead your firm into the future.


In-house lawyers

If you work in-house, the Master of Legal Business can help you build your business credentials – and cast a stronger voice at the executive leadership and boardroom table.


Other professionals

From HR and marketing to IT and operations, the Master of Legal Business will arm you with an integrated understanding of the best ways of working in legal business.

Next Award Program intake closes 10 May 2021

Term start date 17 May 2021

What will I learn?

Learn with confidence

  • 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 strong 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


Global Insight

Insights from global leaders in legal services innovation.


Practising Professionals

Guidance from leading practitioners at the forefront of practice.


Industry Experts

Presentations and sessions with experts from within industry and relevant adjacent industries.


Real-World Activities

Learn practical knowledge through real-world application.

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