This unit covers a wide range of interesting legal topics and 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. The unit combines topics that are necessary for a consideration of business and corporate law including: the sources of law in Australia; how to read and understand legislation and case law; basic business organisations; contract law principles, (including a consideration of terms in a contract and rights on breach of contract); liability in tort law; agency and consumer law; Australian corporate law and corporate governance principles.
|Unit name||Business and Corporate Law|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Accounting and Accountability|Law|
|Coordinator||Doctor Mary (Jan) Charbonneau|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Research and explain Australian business and corporate law and critique its application.
- Apply the law to complex authentic legal situations.
- Seek and reflect on feedback to improve learnings.
- Present advice both in oral and written forms in respect to authentic business and corporate law case studies.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Test (10%)|Presentation (10%)|Exam (50%)|Case study and reflection (30%)|
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Fitzpatrick, J & Symes, C; Veljanovski, A; and Parker, D, Business and Corporations, 3rd Edition, Lexis Nexis, Chatswood, N.S.W.
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