Comprehend how the law affects business operations. Absorb the fundamental legal principles that affect establishing a business, entering into transactions, employees, protecting business assets and protecting proprietary rights.
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- 25 Nov 2019
- 31 Aug 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Identify sources of business law and explain how legal principles shape the business environment and affect business practice and decision making
- Compare legal forms of doing business
- Identify and analyse the legal requirements of commercial transactions
- Identify and discuss the legal requirements of creating and protecting proprietary rights in business assets, including goodwill and intellectual property rights
- Describe the legal requirements of an employment relationship, and identify the legal rights and duties that arise during the degree of the employment relationship
- Discuss and analyse the legal principles that businesses must comply with when dealing with consumers.
- Introduction to law and business
- The Australian legal environment
- Legal forms of doing business
- Acquiring and managing business property including premises, equipment and intellectual property
- Employing staff
- Entering into and enforcing commercial transactions
- Dealing with consumers including negligence and product liability
- Business dispute resolution
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
The subject aims to equip students with basic knowledge of how the law affects business decision making and operations. It does so by examining a number of fundamental legal principles that impinge upon key business areas such as establishing a business, entering into transactions, and protecting business assets. It also considers the relationship between business and regulators.
- Continuous Assessment (10%)
- Case Study 2000 words (40%)
- Invigilated Exam 2 hours (50%)
Business Law, 4th ed.
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