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  • Objectives
    In this course you will develop a high level of expertise in a functional area of business and management through an in-depth study of business law. In your first semester you will be introduced to the basic legal concepts and areas of law you’re likely to confront as a manager. It will provide you with an analytical framework for addressing legal issues and emphasises legal problem-solving through the application of prior decisions (precedent cases) in a number of key areas of business law. In your final semester, you will complete an individual research project and dissertation under the guidance of one of our experienced supervisors. Your core studies will be complemented throughout the course with specialist subjects chosen to suit your current and future career needs. Law topics available include, public administration, company secretarial practice, occupational health and safety (OHS) and human resources, international business, criminal, contract, internet law and many others.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree or equivalent in business, economics, commerce or a related field and an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce, or an appropriate first or second class honours degree. A course weighted average of 70% in the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Commercial Law) is required by applicants commencing without an appropriate honours degree.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Commerce (Business Law)
  • Course description
    Master of Commerce (Business Law)

    MCom(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 042167G
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 2 Years

    Introduction

    This course is designed to suit the various objectives of those intending to pursue postgraduate studies in business law. It develops a high level of expertise in a functional area of business and management through a combination of advanced studies in the field. It explores a particular aspect of a functional area of business and management through an in-depth study of business law.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    An undergraduate degree or equivalent in business, economics, commerce or a related field, and an appropriate Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce, or an appropriate first or second class honours degree. A course weighted average of 70 per cent in the Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Commercial Law) is required by applicants commencing without an appropriate honours degree.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce (Commercial Law).

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    5934     v.4 #           Legal Environment 560                                                 3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 3 OPTIONS                                                                 75.0
                                                                                                                                   100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

                                    SELECT 4 OPTIONS                                                                 100.0
                                                                                                                                   100.0

    Year 2

    11644     v.2            Business Dissertation (Business Law) 691                     3.0     50.0
    12021     v.2            Business Research Project (Business Law) 593             3.0     25.0
    5862       v.5              Law (Advanced Topics) 650                                          3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 4 OPTIONS                                                                  100.0
                                                                                                                                    200.0

    Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10957     v.4           Banking Law 551                                                          3.0     25.0
    10961     v.3           Law (Torts) 502                                                             3.0     25.0
    10962     v.3           Law (International Business) 533                                 3.0     25.0
    12531     v.2           Law (Public Relations) 511                                             3.0     25.0
    13316     v.2           Law (Marketing) 545                                                     3.0     25.0
    300455   v.3           Contract Administration 502                                         3.0     25.0
    300466   v.3           Law (Intellectual Property) 570                                     3.0     25.0
    300468   v.4           Law (Competition and Consumer Protection) 505        3.0     25.0
    308108   v.1           Travel and Tourism Law 503                                         3.0     25.0
    308111   v.1           Law (Contract) 513                                                       3.0     25.0
    308129   v.1           Law (Advocacy) 580                                                      3.0     25.0
    5469       v.8           Law (Corporation) 564                                                 3.0     25.0
    5470       v.7           Law (Industrial) 572                                                     3.5     25.0
    5746       v.11           Law (OHS and Human Resources) 563                       3.0     25.0
    5752       v.6           Law (Advanced Industrial) 573                                     3.0     25.0
    6877       v.3           Land Law 550                                                               3.0     25.0

    #              Students who have completed a unit of study pertaining to the Australian legal system at a recognised university may select an o

    Availability
    Year      Location                 Period            All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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