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Courses Handbook 2014

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2014.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2013.

312727 v.2 Business Law Major (Extended)

Major/Stream Overview

This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.

This major provides the knowledge and skills relevant to working in business or government. It does not lead to a professional legal qualification allowing admission to practice as a solicitor or barrister, but it does meet the increasing needs of government and industry for graduates with a background in law and business studies.

Major/Stream Organisation

Major/Stream Learning Outcomes

A graduate of this course can:

1. identify and explain legal concepts and issues that apply to the business environment

2. analyse and identify commercial risks through an understanding of legal requirements. enhance written and analytical skills and hone ability to read, analyse and conceptualise documentation through examination of statute and judge made law

3. locate and extract and evaluate pertinent information and critically synthesise this knowledge to make supporting judgements relevant to the business legal environment

4. communicate information and knowledge on the business legal environment using written and oral communication

5. use electronic resources to effectively extract relevant legal information and convey synthesised legal information though well presented modes of communication

6. develop an intellectual curiosity about legal concepts in the business environment that provides a foundation to allow the graduate to take responsibility for their own learning and development

7. recognise that some features of the common law system have application internationally to many other countries using that legal system

8. recognise the extent to which cultural practices and differences impact upon law in a business environment

9. demonstrate leadership, ethical practice, integrity, ensuring timely outcomes, as well as working independently to achieve identified outcomes

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
312094 v.2   Business Law Major 200.0
312428 v.1   Bachelor of Commerce Elective Stream 200.0

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