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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

24 points, SCA Band 3, 0.500 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Full year 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Bill Orowand Mr Philip Lipton (Business Law)


The minor thesis requires a student to undertake original research on an approved topic in the relevant field and to present that research in a paper of between 20,000 and 25,000 words in length. A topic has to be chosen in conjunction with the appointed supervisor from within the Department of Business Law and Taxation. The minor thesis is expected to be of sufficient standard and practical relevance so as to be suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. enable students to apply acquired analytical legal skills to a research project
  2. acquire in depth knowledge and a critical interest in a business law area
  3. demonstrate legal research and presentation skills and the ability to critically analyse legal issues have been acquired
  4. demonstrate general legal research and academic skills
  5. demonstrate presentation skills, both verbal and written, involving the communication of abstract ideas.


Minor thesis (20,000 - 25,000 words): 100%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Students must be enrolled in the MTax or MBL programs