Postgraduate study in Commercial Law

You can study Commercial Law in two postgraduate programmes offered at the Business School, and four offered at Auckland Law School.

What can you study in Commercial Law?

In Commercial Law you will study the legal frameworks used to make business decisions in the public and private sectors. You will focus on legal problems you may encounter in your career. Commercial law is crucial to all careers in business as well as law, including accounting, finance, management, HR, marketing, property and entrepreneurship.

Courses are taught by a combination of Auckland Law School staff, staff of the Department of Commercial Law in the Faculty of Business and Economics, distinguished overseas academics, and senior law practitioners.

Courses taught at postgraduate level include:

  • Commercial Equity
  • Comparative Company Law
  • Competition Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Contemporary Free Trade Agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Commercial Contract Law
  • International Arbitration
  • International Taxation
  • Law of Insurance Contracts
  • Remedies Law
  • Economic Analysis of the Law
  • Financial Markets Regulation
  • Regulation of International Trade
  • Various special topics

Postgraduate students will benefit from engagement with the New Zealand Centre for Law and Business, hosted by Auckland Law School. The centre has a primary goal of facilitating interdisciplinary research connecting law and business, with a strong focus on the interface between the two.

Visit the NZ Centre for Law and Business.


Postgraduate study in Commercial Law is carried out at both the Auckland Law School and the Business School, with specific courses are offered at each faculty.

Postgraduate Faculty of Law courses.

Scholarships and awards

Each year we award scholarships and prizes to thousands of students.

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for, search available scholarships or begin an application by visiting Scholarships and awards.

Help and advice

Business School Commercial Law Department

Alternatively for more information contact our Postgraduate Student Adviser.