Master of Business Law - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Business and Economics.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

B6013

Credit points

96

Abbreviated title

MBusLaw

CRICOS code

082332A

Managing faculty

Business and Economics

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist
Master by coursework

Standard duration

2 years FT, 4 years PT

This course normally takes 2 years full-time to complete but if you have relevant entry qualifications you may receive credit and be able to complete the course in 1.5 years or 1 year full-time, or part-time equivalent.

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Award

Master of Business Law

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate in Business

Graduate Diploma in Business

Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.

Description

This course is designed to provide theoretical and practical knowledge in business law. Students will develop an understanding of and an ability to analyse a wide range of legal problems that arise in business. The course is of direct relevance to a broad range of roles in the private, commercial and governmental sectors, where legal literacy and skills are increasingly important. It is especially useful for students who seek specialist legal knowledge and skills for regulatory, compliance or risk management positions in Australia and Asia.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will:

  1. be critical and creative scholars who:
    • produce innovative solutions to problems
    • apply research skills to business challenges
    • communicate effectively and perceptively
  2. be responsible and effective global citizens who:
    • engage in an internationalised world
    • exhibit cross cultural competence
    • demonstrate ethical values
  3. have a comprehensive understanding of their discipline and be able to provide discipline based solutions relevant to the business, professional and public policy communities we serve
  4. have advanced knowledge to master's level in business law.

Professional recognition

Structure

The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications you may receive credit for Part A or Part C or a combination of the two.

Part A. Advanced preparatory studies

These units provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills across core business disciplines and a valuable contextual basis for further business law study.

Part B. Mastery knowledge

These units provide a comprehensive study of core business law disciplines and the impact they have on decision-making in organisations. They will develop your capacity to apply your knowledge to provide discipline-based solutions to legal problems and risks arising in contemporary business.

Part C. Application studies

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development and develop your advanced knowledge to master's level in business law.

Requirements

The course comprises 96 points structured in three parts: Part A. Advanced preparatory studies (24 points), Part B. Mastery knowledge (48 points) and Part C. Application studies (24 points).

  • Students admitted at entry level 1 complete 96 points, comprising Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • Students admitted at entry level 2 complete 72 points, comprising Part B and Part C.
  • Students admitted at entry level 3 complete 48 points, comprising Part B.

Note: Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.

The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2018handbooks/maps/map-b6013.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Advanced preparatory studies (24 points)

Students complete:

Part B. Mastery knowledge (48 points)

Students complete:

a. Six units (36 points):

  • BFF5021 Case studies in risk management
  • BFF5902 Introduction to risk principles
  • BTF5000 Corporate governance
  • BTF5001 Business regulation and compliance
  • BTF5801 Masters research paper
  • BTF5904 Law and commercial decisions

b. Two elective units from the following suggested areas of study, or level 5 units offered by the Department of Business Law and TaxationDepartment of Business Law and Taxation (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/index-byou-department-of-business-law-and-taxation.html) or units offered by the Faculty of Law in L6001 Master of Commercial Law with approval of the course coordinator.

Business regulation in Asia

  • BTF5050 Comparative business law in Asia
  • BTF5160 The globalisation of law and development in Asia
  • BTF5170 Chinese business law
  • BTF5340 Regional trade governance
  • BTF5888 Chinese taxation law

Human resources and employment regulation

  • BTF5060 The law of employment
  • BTF5841 Human resources management law
  • MGF5960 Managing people and organisations

Marketing and commerce

  • BTF5050 Comparative business law in Asia
  • BTF5150 Intellectual property and marketing law
  • BTF5160 The globalisation of law and development in Asia
  • BTF5170 Chinese business law
  • BTF5919 International trade law
  • MKX5955 Marketing and the international consumer

Regulation of the environment and corporate social responsibility

Regulation of international business and trade

  • BTF5050 Comparative business law in Asia
  • BTF5130 International law and policy
  • BTF5340 Regional trade governance
  • BTF5919 International trade law
  • MGF5730 International trade policy

Taxation and finance regulation

  • BFF5913 Financial planning
  • BTF5180 Financial services regulation
  • BTF5235 Workplace and investment taxation
  • BTF5888 Chinese taxation law
  • BTF5965 Taxation law

Part C. Application studies (24 points)

Students complete either a. or b. below:

a. Four units (24 points) at either level 4 or 5 from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission to the units*

b. The research pathway (24 points):

  • BTF5900 Major research project (18 points)
  • one unit (level 4 or 5) from the Faculty of Business and Economics or across the University so long as you have the pre-requisites and there are no restrictions on admission*

* Units can be identified using the browse unitsbrowse units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) tool and indexes of unitsindexes of units (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/) in the current edition of the Handbook. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code. You may need permission from the owning faculty to enrol in some units taught by other faculties.

Alternative exits

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award during their enrolment in this master's course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Business after successful completion of 24 credit points of study with a minimum of 18 credit points at level 4 or above
  • Graduate Diploma in Business after successful completion of 48 credit points of study with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

Progression to further studies

Students entering at entry levels 1 and 2 can choose to complete the research pathway (24 points) that will provide a pathway to a higher degree by research. Students entering at entry level 3 will normally already have an honours degree, however, students in this group who wish to complete a research thesis in business law should discuss the option with the course coordinator.