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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 5016

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
106155

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

The 2018 timetable is
not yet available.

Course aim

This course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of legal issues that may arise in business dealings with a wide range of stakeholders including business partners, financiers, employees, contractors, customers, competitors, creditors, regulators and the public, and explores their impact on organisational management and leadership, business strategy, and business conduct. In doing so, the course challenges students to consider how the law can be leveraged to help drive innovation and business growth.  The course  also considers how the law approaches business organisations experiencing financial difficulty.

Students completing the course develop a body of knowledge that contributes to a comprehensive and integrated application of commercial law knowledge to recent developments in the field of senior organisational management and leadership in international business environments.

Course content

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Business structures
  • Employment
  • Contract, including leases 
  • Property, including Intellectual Property 
  • Operational liabilities
  • Negotiation
  • Business finance
  • Insolvency
  • Dealing with government.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Seminar 3 hours x 10 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External (Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Discussion) 30 hours equiv. x N/A
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 30 hours x N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 30 hours equiv. x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Negotiation Role Play 4200 50% 3 hours
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Negotiation Role Play 4200 50% 3 hours
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Negotiation Role Play 4200 50% 3 hours
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Negotiation Role Play 4200 50% 3 hours
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
How to determine your Commonwealth Supported course fee. (Opens new window)

Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
How to determine the relevant non award tuition fee. (Opens new window)

Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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