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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Abe Herzberg (Semester 1), Ms Anne O'Rourke (Semester 2)


Topics include the Corporations Act 2001 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; rights of shareholders and minority shareholder protection; forms of corporate insolvency administrations, particularly as they affect creditors, officers and shareholders.


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. analyse hypothetical case studies and formulate a legal argument by the application of statute and case law
  3. critically evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of corporate law in the context of the changing needs of the community.


Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination (3.5 hours -- includes 0.5 hours for reading and note taking): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Abe Herzberg (Semester 1), Ms Anne O'Rourke (Semester 2).

Contact hours

3 hours per week


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