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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Corporate law provides a thorough examination of the underlying principles of the law regulating companies in Australia. It facilitates a straightforward understanding of an area that is easily obscured by the complexity and detail of its rules.

Corporate governance examines the way corporations are structured and the accountability mechanisms which seek to ensure that the various stakeholder and environmental interests are appropriately considered.


Corporate law

Four units (24 points) from the list of corporate law and governance units.

Corporate governance

Six units (36 points) from the flist of corporate law and governance units.

Corporate law and governance units

  • BTX5000 Corporate governance
  • BTX5040 Legal aspects of corporate social responsibility
  • BTX5090 Good governance and accountability in non-profit and social enterprises
  • BTX5100 Corporate environmental responsibility
  • BTX5150 Law of marketing
  • BTX5180 Financial services regulation
  • BTX5541 Advanced corporations law
  • BTX9541 Corporations law and trusts*

* Not available to students taking corporate governance. Only for students taking corporate governance if no previous corporate law study.

Contact details

Graduate Student Office

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400

Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357


Relevant courses

Corporate law is available in the following courses:

  • 1679 Graduate Certificate in Business
  • 3848 Graduate Diploma in Business
  • 4401 Master of Business (Accounting) and Master of Business Law
  • 3159 Master of Business Law
  • 3843 Master of Professional Accounting and Master of Business Law

Corporate governance is available in the following course:

  • 3844 Master of Business