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Foundations of Business Law (BSL165)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system, its operation and development, and to the principles of law applicable to core areas of business, such as contract law, tort law and agency law. Students studying Business will usually find this unit essential and prerequisite to further studies.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the Australian legal system in the context of the business world;
2. Explain basic business law principles including rules associated with aspects of agency law, contract law and tort law;
3. Apply legal problem solving skills to hypothetical business law scenarios and/or case studies;
4. Communicate legal information effectively to a range of audiences using sources and referencing appropriate for the discipline.
Timetabled Learning Activities 12 x 2 hour workshops.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit is delivered using blended learning design features with some materials provided in a digital format followed by small class knowledge, application and skills development. This is enhanced by self directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to a range of legal problems relevant to the business world.
Other Learning Experiences Online learning experiences
Assessment Internal students : 1 online test - 10%, a problem solving assignment - 30% , an exam -50% and workshop participation - 10% . External Students: Two online tests - 20% , a problem solving assignment - 30% and an exam - 50%.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed BUS165 Principles of Commercial Law may not enrol in the unit for credit, and students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Law (LLB) may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: BUS165
2013: 'Principles of Commercial Law'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2019]
Accounting (BBus) [New in 2014]
Accounting (BCom) [New in 2018]
Bachelor of Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Commerce + Entrepreneurship and Innovation [Combined] (BCom)+(BEI) [New in 2019]
Crime Science (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminal Behaviour (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Criminology + Communication [Combined] (BCrim)+(BCommun)
Criminology + Forensic Biology and Toxicology [Combined] (BCrim)+(BSc)
Finance (BBus) [New in 2019]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom) [New in 2018]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Human Resources Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Information Technology and Business (BIT&B)
International Business (BBus) [New in 2019]
Legal Studies (BCrim) [New in 2018]
Management (BBus) [New in 2019]
Management (BBus) [New in 2014]
Marketing (BBus)
Bachelor of Engineering + Bachelor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BEI)+(BE(Hons))
Appears in these Minors Business Law
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Dennis Ndonga

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6276
e: D.Ndonga@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.022 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Dennis Ndonga

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6276
e: D.Ndonga@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.1.022 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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