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BTX5140

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Ms Shelley Marshall

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.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
(a.) 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
(b.) to develop strong practical negotiating skills so as to assist students to:
  • negotiate what they need for their business
  • create strong relationships
  • limit liabilities
(c.) 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)

Shelley Marshall

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.