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Advanced Corporations: Markets and Sustainability (11286.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Law School



    The concepts of advanced corporate practice require a deep understanding of corporate law, corporate sustainability and governance, as well as the markets in which they operate. This unit explains the economic, social and environmental context of contemporary corporations law and practice. It connects this knowledge with the current discussion around sustainability globally and locally within corporate organisations. The unit deals with corporate social responsibility (CSR), a growing area of employment and professional practice; decision-making structures and processes; and the nature and impact of markets on corporate practice. It aims to help students planning to be legal, accounting or other professionals to understand corporations, CSR and sustainability in markets in terms of both problems and potential opportunities.

    This unit may be co-taught with a G version of the unit.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Explain and analyse the concept and challenges of corporate social responsibility (CSR);

    2. Examine the international legal context of CSR;

    3. Apply CSR to different business scenarios;

    4. Critically analyse the benefits and limitations of CSR; and

    5. Distinguish and debate the pertinent legal issues within the legal system and related law reform.

    Contact Hours

    One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial on campus per week.


    Students must have passed 36 credit points of study including one of the following: 11220 Business Law OR 11280 Corporations Law OR 11251 Foundations of Law and Justice.



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