units

BTX5140

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kerstin Steiner

Synopsis

This subject examines business law in practice, imparting:

  1. negotiation techniques, applying contract law
  2. legal risk management techniques, applying the law of negligence, statutory consumer law protections and occupational health and safety
  3. choosing the most appropriate business form and complying with requirements, applying corporations law, the law of partnerships, agency and sole traders.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. to introduce a business-focused approach to the law which allows students to develop skills in:
    • assessing the legal risks faced by the business
    • avoid those legal risks and
    • going beyond mere legal compliance by developing sound processes
  2. to develop strong practical negotiating skills so as to assist students to:
    • negotiate what they need for their business
    • create strong relationships
    • limit liabilities
  3. to introduce the idea of business entities so as to assist students in:
    • choosing the most appropriate legal form
    • understanding the benefits and problems with each legal form
    • registering, changing forms and winding up
    • developing good corporate governance.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kerstin Steiner

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must be enrolled in Master of Business Law or Master of Business (Science and Technology) to undertake this unit.