Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Mr Wayne Gumley



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)


This unit assists students to understand the regulatory framework supporting a transition to ecologically sustainable development from a global perspective, including the role of international law, common law and national legislative schemes for protection of ecological services and natural resources, with particular consideration to the role of corporations and free trade.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and understand the nature of global environmental problems
  2. identify and understand how the principles of ecologically sustainable development have been incorporated into environmental regulation at the national and local level
  3. understand and analyse the environmental responsibilities of corporations and business managers in local and global business transactions.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%

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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