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BTF1010

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Brendan Sweeney

Synopsis

Liability for defective products; liability for misleading advice or information; contract law; agency law; partnership law; introduction to company law; company officers' duties.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine common commercial law scenarios relating to: the supply of defective goods and services; contract disputes; misrepresentations; agency relationships; partnership law; and company law
  2. identify legal problems and risks which arise in those scenarios
  3. describe the laws relevant to those scenarios
  4. analyse and apply the laws to predict possible legal outcomes.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Brendan Sweeney

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students enrolled in course code 0816 must be granted permission to undertake this unit.

Prohibitions

BTC1110, BTG1200, BTW1200