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This unit introduces you to the global legal system, specifically global business law. It is important for all persons who are working in (or would like to work in) global business in some form—whether it be in exporting or importing of goods and/or services—to have an appreciation of the role played by the law in regulating global trade between nations. You will cover six main topics, including:

  • Introduction to international and comparative law
  • Trade in goods, services and labour
  • Sales
  • Transportation by sea, air and land
  • Dispute settlement
  • Finance and Investment.

Where appropriate, emphasis will be placed on examining international business-related legal questions that are particularly relevant to Australian business.

SCU lecturer Andy Gibson on the Global Business Law unit.

Learning outcomes

  • Provide an overview of the present domestic and international arrangements for the regulation of international business
  • Identify the legal and non-legal issues concerned with the regulation of international business
  • Identify emerging issues relating to the growth of the corporation and multinational enterprise
  • Identify and outline the role of the international courts and tribunals in which international business law issues may be resolved
  • Critically evaluate emerging and contemporary policy issues in relation to the regulation of international business.

Unit assessor

Mr Andy Gibson Lecturer with School of Law and Justice, author and leading authority on Law and Sport.


  • Quiz: 10%
  • Essay: 40%
  • Quiz: 10%
  • Essay: 40%.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Laws (Business Law), Master of Business Law and Graduate Certificate in Business Law.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 863 819 for more information based on your particular circumstances.