Introduction to Business Law

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Business Law

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course has a prerequisite requirement which means you MUST successfully complete the listed course or requirement/s BEFORE enrolling in this course. If you have enrolled in the course without meeting this requirement you MUST WITHDRAW immediately or contact the Program Director if you believe you have extenuating circumstances. It is our experience that students who have not completed the prerequisite course struggle to complete the course and often Fail as a result. It is your responsibility to have any Transfer Credit appearing on your academic transcript before enrolling. This course provides students with an overview of the Australian legal system as it pertains to commerce and management. It also provides detailed knowledge in the area of contract law and a knowledge of the law as it applies to torts, particularly professional negligence and to partnership.
    Course Introduction
    Business law is the body of law which governs business and commerce. This course will introduce students to this dynamic legal environment and cover topics such as contract law, consumer protection law, tort of negligence, agency law, partnership law and other important legal issues.
    Course Aims
    This course is designed to provide students with:
    An overview of the Australian courts and the legal system;
    A working knowledge of contract law, the tort of negligence, consumer protection and partnership law;
    The skills necessary to answer legal problems in contract law, the tort of negligence, consumer protection and partnership law;
    The foundational knowledge to proceed with future law courses such as Company Law, Law of Finance and Revenue Law Theory and Policy.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Possess a working knowledge of the key principles related to contract law, law of torts, consumer protection law and partnership law.
    2 Explain the various components of the Australian legal system, in particular, the doctrine of precedent, the jurisdiction of Federal and State Courts and the sources of our law.
    3 Apply your legal knowledge to complex factual situations, through oral and/or written communication, to achieve a reasoned conclusion. The application of case law and statute involves the use of problem solving and decision making skills, in particular the ability to identify the relevant legal issues from a factual situation.
    4 Apply your legal knowledge to select the preferred solution to a factual situation.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Online quizzes


    Exam - selected response
    Mid-Semester Examination


    Assignment - Problem Solving Assignment
    Hypothetical Question Submission


    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    End of Semester Examination


Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.