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Students who commenced study in 2016 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.

Monash University


Commencement year

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

Managing faculty

Faculty of Business and Economics

Contact details

Graduate Student Office: Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400, Fax: + 61 3 9903 1357, Email:


Faculty of Business and Economics



The fortunes of a business can quickly turn around if it does not pay proper attention to the laws that regulate its organisation and activities. The law provides the framework for all aspects of business from the internal management of business organisations to their relationships with clients, consumers and the public. The units in this specialisation provide students with an understanding of the legal framework within which business operates and the fundamental laws that regulate business activities and transactions, with particular emphasis on how legal and social responsibility considerations should impact business decision-making.


Students complete:

a. the following four units (24 points):

  • BTF5000 Corporate governance
  • BTF5235 Workplace and investment taxation
  • BTF5903 Law and business decisions
  • BTF5910 Sustainability regulation

b. two of the following units (12 points):

  • BTF5050 Comparative business law in Asia
  • BTF5150 Intellectual property and marketing law
  • BTF5170 Chinese business law
  • BTF5180 Financial services regulation
  • BTF5841 Human resource management law

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Relevant courses

Successful completion of this specialisation can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following degree:

  • B6005 Master of Business

Students in other degrees are not eligible to complete this specialisation.