ACCT 220

Fundamentals of Business Law

Course overview

This course introduces you to the New Zealand legal system including contract law, torts, trusts and agency. You’ll also expand your understanding of the risks and responsibilities that arise with regard to corporate entities and business under Aotearoa-New Zealand law.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • restriction Introduction to Commercial Law, LWST-114
  • restriction Commercial Law I, LWST-201


your Academic Program is Pathway Cert for MPA Entry, 5761


your Academic Program is C.Proficiency (L5-7), 4000

Available semesters Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
Credits 10
Domestic fees $528.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Develop an excellent foundation in business law and an appreciation of how commercial decisions can impact stakeholders.
  2. Gain knowledge, analytical skills and be able to interpret the legal system, basic contract, tort, trusts, agency and corporate law, including incorporation and its effects, management and insolvency.
  3. Apply New Zealand legal principles to business transactions.

Course examiners

Amrapali Macdonald

Amrapali Macdonald

Professional Teaching Fellow in Law

Department of Financial and Business Systems