UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

MGMT5520 Legal Principles for Management

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Trimester 3UWA (Perth)Face to face
Trimester 3OnlineOnline
Content This unit provides an overview of the legal regulation of business in Australia. It gives a basic introduction to the Australian legal system, the legal framework of business regulation and areas of substantive law relevant to commerce with particular reference to business contracts and torts, fair-trading (including misleading or deceptive conduct), unconscionability and unfair practices.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe the key elements of the Australian legal system; (2) display a working knowledge of some important concepts of commercial law; (3) demonstrate logical reasoning, analysis and communication skills; (4) apply this knowledge and these skills in analysing and solving a series of legal case studies and hypothetical business problems; (5) use the law proactively and competitively in the operational and strategic functions of business; (6) use the law as a preventative tool to avoid costs, delays and damage to goodwill; and (7) communicate effectively with lawyers to resolve disputes in a cost-effective fashion.
Assessment Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites: ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in Master of Business Administration (coursework); or approval from the Faculty of Business only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
Contact hours lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.biz.uwa.edu.au/Units/MGMT5520/TRI-3/2017

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