Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2015 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2015 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Mr Gerald Williams


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
  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: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses to undertake this unit: 0748, 0790, 0826, 1822, 3843, 3849, 4402, 3174.


BTX9020, BTX9541, MBA9002, BTX9500