units

BTX2000

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)

Ms Anne O'Rourke (Clayton); Dr Tabatha Pettitt (Caulfield); Mr Gerald Williams(City)

Offered

Caulfield

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

City (Melbourne)

  • Trimester A 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester B 2016 (Day)
  • Trimester C 2016 (Day)

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%

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

Prohibitions

BTB2220, BTC2210, BTF2220, BTG2220, BTW2220