units

BTX5180

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedNot offered in 2014
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Paul Latimer

Synopsis

A study of some of the laws regulating securities and financial markets from the policy perspective of what they are trying to achieve. The unit opens with the economic, legal and constitutional framework. Topics include the role of the market regulator; what is a 'security'; aspects of securities regulation legislation; relevant trade practices law; licensing; computerisation; internationalisation.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the purposes and scope of the regulation of financial markets
  2. analyse the economic, legal and constitutional framework of financial services
  3. critically evaluate the regulation roles of securities commissions and stock exchanges
  4. evaluate the impact of competition law, computerisation and internationalisation on the financial services sectors.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2.5 hour session per week

Prohibitions

BTX4180