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BTG9270

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrew Coleman

Synopsis

An introduction to the legal environment of business. Topics selected from contract law, negligence law, partnership law and trade practices law.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. examine and describe the structure of the Australian legal system
  2. identify, and examine the following topics: law of negligence, with particular emphasis on the law of negligent misstatement; relevant legislation such as the Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act and the Goods Act; the law of contract, with particular emphasis on the formation and contents of contracts, matters affecting the validity of a contract, and remedies for breach of contract; the law of agency and partnerships
  3. develop effective problem solving skills, with particular emphasis on identifying and analysing legal issues; explaining and applying relevant legal rules, cases, legislation and principles to given factual situations
  4. develop effective communication skills, with particular emphasis on the ability to articulate a sound argument
  5. develop a capacity for critical thought and analysis.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Andrew Coleman

Prohibitions

BTX9020, MBA9002