Business Law

Subject BUSA90360 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

January, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject is an introduction to core legal concepts and current legal issues that impact on Australian business. Accordingly, it will provide a basic understanding of the underlying legal basis of many commercial issues which are faced in various facets of business life, ranging from how business enterprises commence and end. It also draws on key legislation and court cases as a means to illustrate the interaction between business and law. The subject also provides a general outline of legal methodology and legal reasoning.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • describe how law is created, applied and enforced in Australia;
  • outline the impact of contract law, company law and trade practices law upon commerce;
  • identify common legal issues which are found in select business transactions;
  • analyse potential legal consequences in specific business situations;
  • evaluate when and how lawyers are to be briefed to assist with business transactions.
  • Contribution to class learning (10%)
    • Throughout subject
  • Syndicate Project
    • Report (equivalent of individual 1,000 word assessment) (10%)
    • Presentation (equivalent of individual 1,500 word assessment) (15%)
    • Week 8-9
  • Final Examination (65%)
    • Hurdle requirement
    • 2 hours
    • End of subject
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration

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