units

BTF5801

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Coordinator(s)

Professor Vincenzo Morabito

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Evening)
  • Second semester 2016 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit requires students to formulate a research topic on a business law related area of study and complete an approximately 8,000 word research project. Seminars will be conducted at which students will present progress and final reports on their research projects. The seminars will also include practical research and academic skills sessions.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. enable students to apply acquired analytical legal skills to a research project of their choice
  2. acquire in depth knowledge and a critical interest in a business law area
  3. demonstrate legal research and presentation skills and the ability to critically analyse legal issues have been acquired
  4. develop and further build upon general legal research and academic skills
  5. further build upon presentation skills, both verbal and written, involving the communication of abstract ideas.

Assessment

Research project (8,000 words): 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

It is recommended that this unit be undertaken in the last semester of study for the Master of Business Law.