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Business Law and Governance

This subject is available under ICMS postgraduate degrees, please click the button below to find a postgraduate course for you.

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Subject Aim:

The aim of this subject is to provide you with an understanding of business law and corporate governance in the Australian legal system, especially in relation to the roles and responsibilities of company directors and the way in which laws govern the actions of corporations. This subject examines corporate social responsibility within a business governance framework and you will analyse and apply relevant legal concepts to business through a range of learning activities and assessment tasks.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Utilise an integrate knowledge and understanding of Australian law, including the Australian legal system, sources of law and the role the Australian legal system plays in corporate governance.
  2. Apply advanced legal concepts to business decision making and governance.
  3. Critically analyse and identify business law issues and succinctly communicate the legal responsibilities and risks of doing business
  4. Analyse and evaluate the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of business organisations to diverse stakeholders.

Student Assessment:

Exams will take place in weeks 15 & 16. Please refer to the official Exam Timetable for further information.

Besides having to pass this unit overall (i.e. achieving a final mark of minimum 50 out of 100 marks), students must also pass the Individual assessment items (in total) in order to pass this unit. Students failing to meet this requirement will be awarded an F grade and will be required to repeat the unit.