In a chaotic world shaped by transnational trade, socio-economic and environmental issues which reach beyond the boundaries of the nation-state, international laws and organisations seek to protect global markets and citizens through the relentless pursuit of legal harmony. This course introduces students to international laws which impact on the management and undertaking of transnational trade. It offers students the practical tools to become proficient in resolving and communicating legal problems that commonly arise in international business. Business people need to be aware of what regulations apply and where to seek support in order to be efficient and minimise risks of doing business in international markets. This course arms students with the skills to navigate transnational legality, regulation and governance. Considerations of law are tied to discussions of ethics, particularly in the space of multinational organisations and business in developing nations.
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Investigate the nature and processes of different legal systems and evaluate the international legal environment in which businesses operate.||
Creative and critical thinker
|2||Identify legal issues that arise in international business environments.||Creative and critical thinker|
|3||Identify and evaluate ethical issues in given situations. Develop an appropriate course of action for ethical practice.||
Creative and critical thinker
|4||Analyse legal issues that arise in international business environment. Apply critical legal thinking to resolve legal problems.||
Creative and critical thinker
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Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
In addition to the Week 4 online quiz, the tutorial activities will provide feedback on your progress in understanding of the course content.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 7||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Problem-Solving Assignment|
This task provides the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in responding to a hypothetical scenario regarding the international sale of goods and Incoterms 2020.
This problem-solving assignment requires you to apply your knowledge of international sale of goods regulations to a hypothetical scenario. You are required to describe your reasoning using the IRAC method, as discussed in-class, and reach conclusions based on this analysis
|All - Assessment Task 2:Short-Response Assignment|
The purpose of this task is to become proficient in answering questions and constructing written arguments relevant to legal and ethical issues which may arise in international business.
Short-responses to several questions relating to ethical and legal issues. Questions may be prompted in response to hypothetical scenarios or articles provided. You are required to demonstrate your knowledge and be persuasive in their responses.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
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