Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation


Mr Wayne Gumley



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit examines regulatory responses to global ecological problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss and natural resource depletion, including consideration of legal principles adopted by international environmental agreements and their interactions with traditional property rights and common law regimes, industrial pollution and waste control legislation, and market based strategies, with particular focus upon the role of corporations and business managers.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify and understand the causes and impacts of global ecological problems
  2. understand how principles of international environmental law have been incorporated into national and local environmental regulation
  3. understand and analyse the legal risks and responsibilities of corporations and business managers in connection with both local and global environmental problems.


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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Chief examiner(s)


BTF3100, BTC3100