Courses & Units

Business and Corporate Law BAA215

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Hong Kong Universal Ed

Introduction

This unit covers a range of legal topics relating to the business environment. It combines topics that are necessary for a consideration of business and corporate law including: an introduction to the Australian legal system; contract law principles; sale of goods; competition and consumer law; tort law; law of agency; business structures and basic Australian corporate law and governance principles. The unit teaches students how to analyse, and solve legal problems, all essential skills for those wishing to work in both the fields of accounting and business management.

Summary

Unit name Business and Corporate Law
Unit code BAA215
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting and Corporate Governance
Coordinator

Dr Simone Blackman

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020
Accelerated Study Period 1 3/2/2020 21/2/2020 19/3/2020 2/5/2020
Accelerated Study Period 3 14/9/2020 2/10/2020 28/10/2020 12/12/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Explain Australian business and corporate law principles and critique its application.
  • LO2: Apply business and corporate law to authentic legal situations.
  • LO3: Present advice in oral and written forms on authentic business and corporate law case studies.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,354.00 091901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial.

Assessment

Online tests (10%), Case study (40%), Final exam (50%). Please see the unit outline for details.

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Textbooks

Required

LI, E, Business and Corporate Law, 2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters, Australia. The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), (Corporations Legislation 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018.

Recommended

Please check the unit outline for details.

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