Business Law

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Law

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course is an introductory level examination of the law regulating business in Australia today for accountants, business managers and other non-legal professionals. The course seeks to develop students' knowledge of the Australian legal system and of the laws associated with starting, managing, financing and closing a business, as well as their ability to solve simple legal problems.
    Course Introduction
    LAWS1100 Business Law provides an introduction to the legal rules regulating business in Australia today, and to the use of those legal rules to solve simple legal problems. You will learn about the Australian legal system, the law of torts, the law of contract, consumer protection law, intellectual property law and business structures. Your final grade will be based upon your level of understanding of and participation in the course, determined by reference to your marks for a mid-semester exam, tutorial preparation and participation, and a final written exam.
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding of the elements of Australian business law.
    • Communicate your knowledge of Australian business law effectively and appropriately, in writing and verbally, to your instructors and to your fellow students.
    • Navigate independently through legal information environments, including online legal resources.
    • Use your knowledge of Australian business law to identify, analyse and solve simple legal problems.
    • Appreciate your legal, social and professional responsibilities to your peers, your profession and your community.
    Class Contact
    2 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.