- 2017



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: buseco-postgrad@monash.edu



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:

  1. the following four units (24 points):
    • BTF5000 Corporate governance
    • BTF5235 Workplace and investment taxation
    • BTF5904 Law and commerical decisions
    • BTF5910 Sustainability regulation
  2. 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.