Law for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Course code LGAL1000Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Law School

Addresses key areas of law that are essential areas of knowledge for students who intend to undertake management or business careers. This course will conduct a legal analysis of different business structures (e.g. sole traders, partnerships, companies and franchises); various facets of employment law, and the impact of trade practices legislation on management, business and entrepreneurial practice. International and electronic implications for these areas will be addressed.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2004
ObjectivesThe objectives of this course are to ensure that students can:

1. understand the duties, responsibilites and obligations of managers in various business structures

2. identify the legal risks associated with making contracts, the marketing of goods and services and certain business practices, including within international and electronic contexts

3. manage the legal requirements of the employment relationship

4. protect the proprietary interests of a business and reduce its financial risks

5. produce a legal compliance plan for a business
ContentForming contracts on behalf of business structures

Managerial responsibilities in various business structures

Legal obligations when marketing goods and services

Managing the employment relationship

Protecting property interests

Trade practices obligations beyond Australia

Managing financial risk

International trade

Legal compliance plans
Replacing Course(s)This course has been developed after consideration of current Bachelor of Management courses, advice from the external community, and discussions with the Head, Newcastle Business School. The suite of courses capitalises on multidisciplinary staff resources within the Central Coast School of Business, and complements courses offered by other Faculties.
TransitionTransition arrangements will be made to ensure that students transferring from current courses in the Bachelor of Management will not be disadvantaged, via maximum flexibility for credit transfer and special examination arrangements, where appropriate.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal3 hours
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term