Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2004
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.
The 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
Forming 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
Legal compliance plans
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.
Transition 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.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term