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MGX5770 - Business and government

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Ken Coghill


Not offered in 2007


Students are introduced to the complex relationships between business and government in the local, regional (State), national and international spheres, e.g. regulation of corporations and other business entities; national competition policy; other statutory provisions; government business enterprises, privatisation and the regulation of industry sectors; industry policy; political decisions affecting contractual and other matters; business input to policy; informal relationships. It examines various approaches to the issues of ethics, accountability and probity including reconciling transparency and 'commercial in confidence'.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Group assignment (2000 words): 20%
Individual assignment (5000 words): 50%
Individual assignment (3000 words): 30%

Contact hours

3-hour class per week


Must have passed four 9000-level units.