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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.
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 Lawapply the law to defined problems and provide recommended actions and solutions.
Subject to the approval of the Programme Director
Students must attend one activity from each section.
(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%)
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, 2016Understanding 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=W9G8P955290The Citizens’ Handbook, available here:https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/the-citizens-handbook?fbclid=IwAR339eaScNcvNHeeQKdJ7IwShw8-Htkp59nq4Yr-NPhsrbjmcduT2ayaQro
Domestic fee $1,231.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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.
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.