MGMT5520 Legal Principles for Management

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation; (2) group assessment; and (3) final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Peter Sinden
Unit rules
ACCT5602 Accounting
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour;
enrolment in Master of Business Administration (coursework);
approval from The Business School 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 Outline
Trimester 1_2019_ONLINE [TRI-1_2019_ONLINE]
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