Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Business Law and Taxation
OfferedMalaysia Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Shanthy Rachagan


The unit will focus on the law relating to corporate governance in Malaysia. It will begin with the need for good corporate governance in Malaysia and the factors that are involved in ensuring good corporate governance. It will focus on directors' duties and the need for the board to be independent of majority shareholders and their nominated directors and on the role that auditors and shareholders play in ensuring good corporate governance practices. The unit will also include the disclosure obligations of companies and how these rules are currently enforced. In all instances the essential elements of the law is examined, as are the implications of each law on business practice.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. define the concept of companies as legal entities
  2. explain the significance of companies as entities for carrying on business in Malaysia
  3. identify and critically evaluate how Malaysian legislation and relevant case law affects the internal and external regulation of companies
  4. demonstrate an awareness of corporate legal theory and law reform.
  5. critically evaluate the effectiveness of aspects of corporate law in the context of the changing needs of the community
  6. apply critical thinking, problem solving and presentation skills to individual and/or group activities dealing with corporate law and demonstrate in an individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered by BTW2213.


Within semester assessment: 20%
Examination: 80%

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)


Students must have passed BTG1200, BTW1200 or BTW1042 before undertaking this unit.


BTC2213, BTC2210, BTW2220, BTF2220, BTG2220, LAW4171