Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to identify key political institutions and understand how they impact on business and society.
  2. Have a basic understanding of politics and current events in an international context.
  3. Critically analyse government business relations.
  4. Compare Australia’s system of government business relations with those in other countries.
  5. Display an understanding of some of the key policy issues confronting business including the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.
  6. Demonstrate competence in a range of generic skills required for academic study which include the following: critical thinking skills, ability to critically analyse data, problem-solving skills, ability to argue in an articulate and concise manner, self-management skills, improved teamwork abilities, the ability to develop an argument and structure a response to questions and improved written expression skills.
    • Introduction
    • Constitutions, Executive government
    • Political parties and interest groups
    • Patterns of Government Business Relations
    • Government Business Relations in Australia
    • Government Business Relations in USA
    • Government Business Relations in Europe
    • Government Business Relations in Asia
    • Government Business and Regulation
    • Government Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Government Business and Environment
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

The degree explores the impact that government and business have on one another in a national and international context. It asks what consequences these relationships have for both government and business, particularly in the context of the aftermath of the global financial crisis. It offers insights into how government policies and practices affect business and how business influences and relates to government. At the heart of this degree lies the issue of government intervention in business in Australia and elsewhere around the world.

  • Media Log - 1000 words (20%)
  • Business Submission - 1500 words (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)

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Textbook information is pending.

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