Unit description

Designed for those students contemplating a career in business, either within the accounting profession or within the business environment itself. Students will be taught basic legal referencing, citation and problem solving skills. Students receive an understanding of the Papua New Guinean system of government with particular focus on the legal system and, then, various topics are examined which are of relevance to those working within the Papua New Guinean business community. Particular attention is given to the law of contract.

Unit content

1 The Papua New Guinea Legal System 
2 Contracts - Intention 
3 Contracts - Agreement 
4 Contracts - Consideration 
5 Contracts - Capacity 
6 Contracts - Genuine Consent 
7 Contracts - Legality and Form 
8 Contracts - Construction of Contract 
9 Contracts - Discharge 
10 Contracts - Remedies for a Breach 
11 Sale of Goods 
12 Consumer Protection 
13 Business Organizations and Ethics 
14 Bankruptcy

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

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Teaching and assessment

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2.5 hours (15 weeks)
Research Project30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2.5 hours (15 weeks)
Research Project30%
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

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