There are many laws which can directly, and in some cases indirectly, affect businesses and their methods of operations. In the current legal climate, it is essential for managers to understand legal issues that can influence business operations, the legal parameters within which businesses must operate and the trend for increased government regulation of business activities, particularly if perceived ethical standards are not met. Managers also need to be aware of the increased international influencers of Australian laws.
|Not Yet Determined
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...
|Develop a good understanding of basic rules of law as they apply to business activities.
|Identify legal issues arising in business activities and how to respond to them.
|Understand the legal issues involved in setting up and operating businesses.
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Enrolled in Program BU791
MBA709 or BUS503
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).
Task 1 and 2 will be discussed in class. You will be given an opportunity to work on and discuss Task 2 during the second weekend of the course (5-7 June 2020).
|Individual or Group
|What is the duration / length?
|When should I submit?
|Where should I submit it?
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
|All - Assessment Task 1:Online multiple-choice questions
The goal of this assessment is to insure you have a good understanding of basic rules of law.
Online multiple-choice questions test.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Legal Issues Project
The goal is to identify a set of issues related to your business and to situate them within legal and policy frameworks.
You will produce: (i) a policy document or set of principles that can respond to and govern an aspect of your area of business or activity; (ii) commentary and explanation of the issues addressed by your policy document and the challenges of implementing such policies/principles. Writing of policy responding to legal/compliance issues.
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.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
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Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation. It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline. This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.
Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person. You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.
In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin. This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.
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