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Advanced Corporations: Markets and Sustainability (11286.1)

Level: Intermediate Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Law & Justice

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Syllabus

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.

Prerequisites

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.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.



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