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3154

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, 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.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Business and Economics

Managing facultyBusiness and Economics
Abbreviated titleBBus(Law)
CRICOS code037247E
Total credit points required144
Standard duration of study (years)3 years FT, 6 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3154
Contact details

Visit http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/contact.html

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Colin Jevons

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

This course recognises the fundamental importance of business law and taxation in a rapidly changing commercial world, and seeks to provide graduates with extended skills in these areas. Graduates will gain skills in handling the wide range of complex legal and taxation issues that are commonly faced in many areas of business management and government agencies.

The Bachelor of Business (Law) does not provide the basis for admission to practise as a barrister or solicitor.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 7, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will:

(a.) be critical and creative scholars who:

  • produce innovative solutions to problems
  • apply research skills to business challenges
  • communicate effectively and perceptively

(b.) be responsible and effective global citizens who:

  • engage in an internationalised world
  • exhibit cross cultural competence
  • demonstrate ethical values

(c.) have comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities that we serve

(d.) have a well-developed understanding of multi-disciplinary decision making in organisations

Structure

The course has three main components:

  • a set of core units which provide an introduction to the key areas of business study
  • a major in business law (all units taken as part of this major must be from the Caulfield campus)
  • eight open electives which may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses, or from disciplines offered by another faculty. These open electives can, in some cases, form a second major.

Areas of study

Requirements

Students must complete 24 units over a maximum of eight years as follows:

(a.) 16 units (96 points) from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus as follows:

(i.) six compulsory common core units (36 points):

(ii.) a major of 10 units (60 points) in business law

  • the requirements of the majors are listed under 'Areas of study'
  • at least two units (12 points) must be completed at each of second and third-year levels

(iii.) additional units from the faculty in the Bachelor of Business at the Caulfield campus to reach the required minimum of 16 units (96 points)

* Note: BTF1010 (Commercial law) is one of the units in this major and will have already been studied as part of the group of common core units - students will complete an additional unit as detailed below.

(b.) eight open electives (48 points)

  • may be taken from disciplines offered by another faculty
  • may be taken from any Faculty of Business and Economics programs and campuses.*

Elective units can be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; undergraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 1-3.

* Note: Enrolment in units at another campus is subject to there being capacity after students from that campus have enrolled.

Additional degree requirements:

  • a maximum of 10 first-year level units (60 points)
  • a minimum of six third-year level units (36 points), of which at least four units (24 points) must be from those offered by the faculty at the Caulfield campus
  • in addition to specific unit prerequisites, second-year level units require the successful completion of three first-year level units and third-year level units require the successful completion of two second-year level units.

Award(s)

Bachelor of Business (Law)