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Advanced Corporations: Markets and Sustainability PG (11454.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
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 the undergraduate version of the unit.

    Learning Outcomes

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

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

    2. Appraise the international legal context of CSR;

    3. Apply CSR to a variety of complex business scenarios;

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

    5. Evaluate and argue 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.


    6225 Business Law G OR
    11438 Corporations Law PG OR
    11431 Foundations of Law and Justice G
    OR equivalent unit.



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