units

BTF5903

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Andrew Coleman (First semester); Mr Les Haberfield (Second semester)

Synopsis

This unit examines business law in practice, including:

  • negotiation techniques, applying contract law
  • legal risk management techniques, applying the law of negligence, statutory consumer law protections and occupational health and safety
  • 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. use a business-focused approach to the law to develop skills in:
    • assessing the legal risks faced by the business
    • avoiding those legal risks
    • going beyond mere legal compliance by developing sound processes
  2. develop strong practical negotiating skills to assist students to:
    • negotiate what they need for their business
    • create strong relationships
    • limit liabilities
  3. develop an understanding of business entities to be able to critically:
    • determine the most appropriate legal form
    • understand the benefits and problems with each legal form
    • develop good corporate governance.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

Prohibitions

BTG9270, BTX5950, BTX9020, MBA9002, BTX5140, BTX9030