Unit aim

Introduces students to the legal system of Papua New Guinea as well as aspects of business law. The unit focuses on the law of contract and also considers negligence, consumer protection and agency, with an emphasis on legal problem-solving. The connection between law and ethics and the role of ethics in business are also explored.

Unit content

1. The Papua New Guinean Legal System
2. Making a Contract - Intention, Agreement and Consideration
3. Making a Contract - Capacity, Genuine Consent, Legality and Form
4. Construction of the Contract
5. Discharge and Breach of Contracts 
6. Consumer Protection in the Supply of Goods and Services
7. Negligence
8. Agency

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

  • Narokobi, VL , 2014, Business Law in Papua New Guinea, 4th edn, Institute of Business Studies, Boroko, PNG, Papua New Guinea.

Session 3

  • Narokobi, VL , 2014, Business Law in Papua New Guinea, 4th edn, Institute of Business Studies, Boroko, PNG, Papua New Guinea.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Quiz20%
Short written response30%
Exam: open book50%
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