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BTX9541 - Corporations law and trusts

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Ms Michelle Welsh (semester 1), Mr Phillip Lipton (semester 2)


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Prato Winter semester 2007 (On-campus)


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 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; trusts, trustees, beneficiaries and third parties.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:


Assignment (3000 words): 30%
Examination: 70%


BTX9020 or MBA9002, or equivalent