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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Michelle Welsh (Semester 1); Mrs Nance Frawley (Semester 2).


This unit provides an introduction to the important areas of business law and corporations law. The topics include contract law, negligence, trade practices legislation, agency, characteristics of a company, directors' duties, share capital, members' remedies and corporate insolvency.


Our students will:

  • identify the important elements in business law and the regulation of companies and how they may be applied
  • identify the important features and characteristics of companies as a form of business organisation
  • analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law; and
  • demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by this unit.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Nance Frawley

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in course code 0790 or 0826


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0748, 0790, 0826, 3843, 3849, 4402 to undertake this unit.


BTX9020, BTX9541, MBA9002