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Business Law (BCom)

  • B1359BACHELOR OF COMMERCE

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Title Business Law (BCom)
Course Code B1359
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Business Law
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Description The Business Law major equips students with knowledge and legal problem solving skills relevant to handling legal issues in business. Students investigate the regulatory environment of business in Australia, acquiring a broad understanding of areas of regulation that they may become involved in as business professionals. Areas covered include finance law, workplace law, company law, marketing law and alternative dispute resolution.
A Murdoch Bachelor of Commerce graduate is future enabled with a global mindset. Murdoch's Commerce degree provides you with the knowledge and skills to succeed in an ever changing world. The degree is workplace-focused, enabling you to develop your critical thinking and creative problem solving skills by working on real organisational projects, learning from professionals and through a range of internship opportunities.

The Bachelor of Commerce offers ten majors across a broad range of industry. The course is flexible allowing students to choose up to two majors, a major and a two minors or a major, a minor and a range of electives. Majors include; accounting, banking, business law, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, global business and politics, and marketing.

Students studying a BCom may be eligible to enrol in Murdoch University's MasterClass Program. MasterClass gives students the opportunity to complete a postgraduate qualification whilst studying for an undergraduate degree. To participate in the MasterClass Program students must have completed 1 year of a degree (24 credit points), and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or more (or equivalent). In addition, to the academic requirements students may be required to take part in a competitive selection process.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements, minimum ATAR of 70 is required

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Admission Requirements: Offshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements
Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Major Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the Business Law major students should be able to:

ULO 1. Demonstrate knowledge of business law
ULO 2. Apply business law knowledge in practical contexts
ULO 3. Exhibit effective communication and interpersonal skills
ULO 4. Evaluate business law issues and problems and develop evidence-based conclusions
ULO 5. Demonstrate the capability to engage in lifelong learning
ULO 6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
ULO 7. Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional life
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1: Demonstrate knowledge of cognate discipline
CLO2: Apply discipline knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
CLO3: Exhibit effective interpersonal skills appropriate to the context
CLO4: Evaluate issues and problems and structure evidence-based conclusions
CLO5: Employ learning strategies that demonstrate intentional learning
CLO6: Display the capability to think across contexts
CLO7: Integrate knowledge of ethical issues into professional practice
Employment Prospects Management, Legal Compliance, Government, Human Resource Management, Financial Reporting
Recommended Double Majors Accounting; Banking; Finance; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resources Management; Management; Marketing
Excluded Double Majors Business Law
Excluded Minors Business Law
Main research areas Business law; Business regulation
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Where a course core unit is listed in a major structure, an elective unit may be required. Please contact your Student Advisor for further advice

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Core Units - 15 credit points

BUS122 Business in Society - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS124 Global Marketing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS171 Foundations of Economics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 3 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 3 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Core Unit - 3 credit points

BUS368 Cultures of Innovation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Major Units - 6 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 12 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BUS399 Signature Experience - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

Major Units - 12 credit points

Refer to Major structure

Options - 9 credit points

Major 2 /Co-Major /Minor /General Elective

Major Structure - 24 credit points

Core Units - 21 credit points

BSL165 Foundations of Business Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS163 Introduction to Accounting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BUS123 Management in a Global Environment - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

BSL201 Finance Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BSL202 Workplace Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BSL305 Company Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

BSL391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2K-internal, S2K-external

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:
BSL203 Marketing and Advertising Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BSL204 Tourism and Hospitality Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

BUS303 Taxation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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