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BTC2210

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Abe Herzberg

Synopsis

Topics include the Corporations Act 2001 scheme; the role and functions of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission; the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution; the company's relationship with outsiders; share and loan capital; regulation of public fund raising; duties of directors; rights of shareholders and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • identify the important elements in the internal and external regulation of companies and how they may be used
  • analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law
  • critically evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of corporate law in the context of the changing needs of the community.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3.5 hours -- includes 0.5 hours for reading and note taking): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Anne O'Rourke

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

BTC1110 or BTC2110 or equivalent

Prohibitions

BTW2220, BTF2220, LAW4171