Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Andrew Serpell


An overview of conduct that constitutes criminality in the business world. It draws together from the various areas of business law and taxation provisions governing inappropriate conduct within corporate entities which have the potential to attract criminal and/or other serious sanctions. It discusses the mechanisms for detecting and penalising such offences and the possible penalties.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. describe the nature and causes of corporate crime
  2. identify various types of corporate criminality
  3. identify the laws that govern corporate criminality
  4. describe the penalties for the various types of corporate criminality
  5. formulate and implement a compliance program to minimise criminal and/or other misconduct in a given corporation.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr. Andrew Serpell

Contact hours

3 hours per week


BTF1010 or equivalent


BTW2223, BTG2223