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BTF2220

Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Tabatha Pettitt (First semester)

Synopsis

Topics include the separate legal entity status of companies and the concept of limited liability; the effect of registration; the corporate constitution; the company's relationship with outsiders; corporate management incorporating extensive consideration of directors' duties; share capital; regulation of public fund raising; members' remedies incorporating statutory remedies and common law rights of action; members' meetings; forms of corporate insolvency administrations.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the significance and functions of corporations as legal structures that facilitate the carrying on of business
  2. identify, explain and apply legislation and case law to the internal and external regulation of corporations
  3. develop skills in legal problem solving and analyse legal problems relating to corporations.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester

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