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Business Law (BBus)

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Title Business Law (BBus)
Course Code B1318
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Ms Natalie van der Waarden | Email: n.vanderwaarden@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6018

Qualification Bachelor of Business (BBus) in Business Law
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal) (language of instruction: English)
Description The Business Law major complements majors in accounting, finance, management and other business disciplines. The major also supplements legal studies that are not business oriented. Whether students are interested in government or private enterprise work, completion of the major will allow for an appreciation of relevant legal principles applicable to many areas of business. Increasing regulation of business activity means professionals need legal knowledge that equips them to make informed decisions and to recognise the need for further specific legal services. The major includes the study of contemporary business law for this use. The legal environment of business is exposed with a focus on skill development in legal problem solving.

A fourth year of study is available in the form of an honours year.
A Bachelor of Business provides a broad understanding of individual, organisational and societal issues. You will have the practical skills to identify business opportunities, analyse problems and implement solutions and you will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of business principles across key functional areas. You will have depth of knowledge in one or more business disciplines: accounting, banking, business law, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, human resources management, international business, management, and marketing.
Admission Requirements: Onshore 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 KNOWLEDGE
Students completing Business Law will be able to:
* Demonstrate a broad knowledge of legal principles relating to business, and an in-depth business law knowledge;
* Develop an understanding of how business law interacts with personal/individual, organisational and societal issues;
* Possess an understanding of current business law theory and legal research methods, and how they can be applied to inform real world commercial decision-making;
* Gain knowledge of a variety of approaches to legal problem analysis and solving;
* Develop knowledge of the principles of self and project management.

SKILLS
Students completing Business Law are expected to be able to:
* Identify legal business problems or opportunities (diagnose);
* Retrieve and evaluate legal information and principles (research);
* Respond creatively in the identification of opportunities and the management of risk through legal analysis of commercial activities (innovate);
* Critically evaluate available legal options and exercise professional legal judgement (investigate);
* Apply interpretive, quantitative and analytical techniques to develop business solutions to legal problem (model);
* Make decisions drawing on evidence from a range of legal sources (implement);
* Employ the written, oral and interpersonal conventions of business and business law (communicate).

APPLICATION
Students completing Business Law are expected to:
* Exercise self-direction in their legal analysis and legal solutions to commercial activities;
* Contribute effectively in team/project contexts;
* Constructively give and receive critical advice on legal issues arising from commercial activities;
* Understand the global business law environment in specific commercial disciplines;
* Demonstrate interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
a) identify, explain and synthesize core concepts and principles in at least one business discipline;
b) critically apply theoretical and technical skills to creatively solve disciplinary specific problems;
c) analyse the contemporary global business environment;
d) evaluate a variety of approaches to problem solving;
e) integrate understandings of current business theory and research methods, and how they can be applied to inform real world decision making;
f) evaluate the interaction of personal/individual, organisational and societal issues; and
g) demonstrate a critical understanding of ethical and professional practice including the principles of socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

CLO 2 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business will be able to:
a) demonstrate communications skills for presenting clear and coherent expositions of knowledge ideas and evidence, both orally and across a range of media, individually or in collaborative contexts, to a diverse range of audiences;
b) collaborate effectively with others including in formally constituted teams;
c) identify business problems or opportunities (diagnose);
d) retrieve and evaluate information/data (research);
e) critically evaluate available options and exercise professional and principled judgement (investigate);
f) respond creatively in the identification of opportunities and the management of risk (innovate);
g) apply interpretive, quantitative and analytical techniques as appropriate to develop business solutions (model);
h) make strategic decisions drawing on evidence from a range of sources (implement); and
i) engage in principled decision making that takes account of economic, social, environmental and ethical consequences.

CLO 3 - Graduates of the Bachelor of Business demonstrate a capacity for personal autonomy independent thinking, and innovative and creative practice by:
a) exercising judgement, self-direction, time management and professional development;
b) thinking reflectively and critically about a range of issues;
c) constructively giving and receiving critical advice;
d) demonstrating interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity;
e) becoming reflective practitioners;
f) promoting ethical and professional business practices; and
g) respecting diversity.
Employment Prospects Prospective employers would include government agencies and medium to large corporations.
Recommended Double Majors Accounting; Finance; Human Resources Management; Management; Marketing
Excluded Double Majors Law; Law + Business [Combined]; Law - Graduate Entry
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

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

BBS100 Academic Skills for Business - 3 points
Not available this year

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

BBS150 Transforming Business - 3 points
Not available this year

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

Core Units - 12 credit points

BUS130 Foundational Mathematics for Business - 3 points
Not available this year

BUS176 Foundations of Management and Governance - 3 points
Not available this year

BUS170 Foundations of Accounting - 3 points
Not available this year

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

General Electives - 6 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Part II - 48 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Units - 6 credit points  Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS200 Understanding Business Research: An Introductory Approach - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

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

BSL202 Workplace Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

BSL203 Marketing and Advertising Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

BBS300 Empirical Research Methods for Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

OR

BBS301 Applying Mixed Methods Research to Business - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal

Core Units - 9 credit points

BSL305 Company Law - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

BUS303 Taxation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

BSL391 Alternative Dispute Resolution - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2K-internal, S2K-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

General Electives - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

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