If you’re looking to incorporate a strong legal background into your leadership style, Business and Corporation Law for Managers is made for legal-minded business professionals. It explores the role of law in regulating society as well as local and global business environments. It also examines contract law and the concepts of separate legal entity, formation, operations and corporate governance. You will analyse how the law relates to directors, managers and the rights of members.

With business application, a focus on company internal rules and corporate insolvency, this unit will prepare you for a managerial career with an understanding of the business legal system.

In this unit, you will study:

  • The Australian legal system
  • Contract law 1
  • Contract law 2
  • Agency, Business Structures, Company incorporation and its consequences
  • Company internal rules and membership
  • Company management, corporate insolvency

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the structure of the legal system and identify the sources of law in Australia
  • Analyse the key principles and features of contract law
  • Identify and analyse he legal aspects of business transactions, partnerships and companies, particularly in respect of the rights, obligations, duties and liabilities of agents, partners, company members and directors.
  • Recognise and analyse the legal issues related to separate legal entity, formation, operation, administration and winding up of a company.
  • Develop analytical skills in the use and reading of cases, statutes and apply these skills in resolving complex law fact situations.


You are assessed according to the following components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Quiz: 10%
  • Quiz: 10%
  • Short written response: 30%
  • Short written response: 30%


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Business Administration or Master of Project Management.


Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.