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Unit description

Introduces to students the basic concepts of international business law which regulates trade between nations. Examines the nature, origins, structure, functions, sources and subjects of international business law. Where appropriate, emphasis will be placed on examining international business related legal questions that are particularly relevant to Australian business.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to international and comparative law

Topic 2: International sales

Topic 3: International payment

Topic 4: International dispute resolution

Topic 5: The multinational enterprise

Topic 6: Foreign investment

Topic 7: GATT/WTO law

Topic 8: Services (GATS) and labour (ILO)

Topic 9: Intellectual property

Topic 10: State responsibility and environmental regulation

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1provide an overview of the present domestic and international arrangements for the regulation of international business.
2identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business.
3identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise.
4identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved.
5critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.
6critically analyse various sources of international business law information.
7demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international business law.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. provide an overview of the present domestic and international arrangements for the regulation of international business.
  2. identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business.
  3. identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the multinational enterprise.
  4. identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved.
  5. critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.
  6. critically analyse various sources of international business law information.
  7. demonstrate an ability to conduct research in the field of international business law.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks )
Tutorial on-site 2 hours  (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay40%
Exam: open book60%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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