MBAZ605-21T1 (C) Term One 2021

Business Law

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 1 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 25 April 2021
Withdrawal Dates
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 14 February 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 19 March 2021

Description

Covering business law structures and regulations this course provides students with the insight, understanding and practical skills to develop strategic direction and solve business problems while effectively adhering to legal requirements.

Covering business law structures and regulations this course provides students with the insight, understanding and practical skills to develop strategic direction and solve business problems while effectively adhering to legal requirements.

This course covers the legal structures and rules which control and direct organisations in New Zealand.  It looks at the formation and implementation of law, considering the role that Parliament and the Courts play in the derivation and enforcement of the legal system.  

By applying this advanced knowledge to their general business understanding the student will gain the ability to understand and manage the structures and demands of the legal system within their professional career.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the legal rules applying in a number of core substantive business areas, and account for their evolution.
  • distinguish between common and equity law and be able to classify, distinguish and use appropriate legal terminology.
  • demonstrate knowledge of the theory of separation of power and governmental accountability.
  • demonstrate an ability to describe how an Act of Parliament is passed and be able to read and interpret such Act.
  • describe the fundamental rights which apply to the business environment, including the unique significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • identify specific legal rules which apply to a number of organisational situations and explain how the legal system drives management decision making.
  • describe the fundamental principle of contract law and demonstrate an understanding of how these principles apply in practice.
  • critically analyse the fundamental and consequent issues surrounding  Contract Law
  • apply the law to defined problems and provide recommended actions and  solutions.

Pre-requisites

Subject to the approval of the Programme Director

Restrictions

MBUS634, MBAD658

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Friday 09:00 - 12:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial (5/2-12/2, 26/2-26/3, 9/4-16/4)
Beatrice Tinsley 111 (19/2)
1 Feb - 28 Mar
5 Apr - 18 Apr
01-P2 Monday 17:00 - 20:00 Rehua 003 Music
29 Mar - 4 Apr

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
19 Apr - 25 Apr

Course Coordinator

Annick Masselot

Lecturer

Matthew Barber

Assessment

(1) An online test: to be completed between Friday 21 February and close on Tuesday 25 February (30%)

(2) An exam: date to be advised (70%)

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Textbooks:

Business Law in New Zealand, Hubbard and Smith, 2017

The New Zealand Legal System, 6th edition, Ruru, Scott and Webb, Lexis Nexis, Wellington, 2016

Understanding Commercial Law, Leigh Miller and Matthew Barber, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2019, available here:
https://advance.lexis.com/api/permalink/e758e0b1-6460-4df0-b777-2352ab2e29ee/?context=1230042&federationidp=W9G8P955290

The Citizens’ Handbook, available here:
https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-citizens-handbook?fbclid=IwAR339eaScNcvNHeeQKdJ7IwShw8-Htkp59nq4Yr-NPhsrbjmcduT2ayaQro

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,231.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Business Taught Masters Programmes on the department and colleges page.

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