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BU2111 - Business Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

The subject outlines the nature of law and its sources both nationally and internationally. The Australian legal framework is considered and the different courts within the system are introduced together with other dispute resolution options. The subject focuses on law in the context of business with special reference to contracts, torts, trade practices regulation, contract and consumer protection, property and intellectual property. Ethical perspectives to the law will be embedded throughout the subject by considering the nature of professionalism and the duties of professionals in the business context. This subject is compulsory for students wishing to satisfy professional accreditation requirements in the Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding of the core principles of: Law of torts; Law of contract; Law of negligence; Consumer protection law (the ACL); Intellectual property law; Agency law; Consumer law; Property law, and; Debt collection including bankruptcy;
  • describe and apply laws associated with starting, managing, financing and closing a business;
  • examine and describe the Australian legal system and sources of law.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (% - 60%)
  • Invigilated > Other exams - (% - 20%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (% - 20%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BU1112 CO1501 CO2501 BU1812

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Neil Dunbar, Mr Simon Walker.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Mr Neil Dunbar, Mr Marcus Katter.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Mr Neil Dunbar
Lecturers: Ms Rachael Philp, Mr Simon Walker.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.