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BTX9760 - Risk control and the law

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Mr Wayne Gumley


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (On-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit considers the nature of legal risk and their importance in modern business operations, with particular consideration of the common law and statutory obligations faced by employers, corporate directors and business managers, particularly with respect to occupational health and safety risks, corporate governance and environmental obligations and including consideration of litigation and other formal procedures for dispute resolution.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Two written assignments (1) worth 20% (1500-2000 words) and (2) worth 40% (2500-3500 words plus class or WebCT presentation)
Final examination (2 hours, open book): 40%