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BTW2220

Faculty of Business and Economics

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Business Law and Taxation

Coordinator(s)

Mr Abe Herzberg

Offered

Not offered in 2016

Synopsis

Topics include the Corporations Act 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, officers and promoters; rights of members and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the important elements in the internal and external regulation of companies and how they may be used
  2. explain the nature of trusts, the way they operate, and the rights and obligations of people involved in or dealing with trusts
  3. analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law
  4. 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: 70%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Students must have passed BTG1200 or BTW1200 before undertaking this unit.

Prohibitions

BTC2210, BTC2213, BTW2213, BTF2220, BTG2220, LAW4171