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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 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 First semester 2011 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Michelle Welsh (Semester 1), Mr Phillip Lipton (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.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the important elements in business law and the regulation of companies and how they may be applied
  2. identify the important features and characteristics of companies as a form of business organisation
  3. analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law; and
  4. 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)

Dr Michelle Welsh (Semester 1), Mr Phillip Lipton (Semester 2).

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