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BTX9541

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - 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.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Mr Phillip Lipton

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 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.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. identify the important elements in the 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.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 30%
Examination: 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Phillip Lipton

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

BTX9020 or MBA9002, or equivalent

Prohibitions

BTG9220