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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 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Rhett Martin


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:

  1. identify the major sources of legal risk faced by business managers
  2. identify and apply the various legal principles that may impose liability upon business owners and managers, across a range of areas that may include: the law of business entities, contract and tort, workplace law, banking and lending law, directors duties, environmental law and corporate social responsibility
  3. recommend and explain appropriate strategies to minimise the legal risks identified above.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours, open-book): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Rhett Martin

Contact hours

3 hours per week