6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2017
Topics include: overview of the regulation of listed companies in Australia; legislative and listing rule requirements regulating fundraising, capital management, continuous disclosure and related party transactions; the aims and objectives of takeover legislation; the regulation of takeovers and other control transactions; the policies, practices and perspectives underlying these regimes.
Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the operation and regulation of listed companies in Australia, and the principal requirements regarding fundraising, capital management, continuous disclosure, related party transactions and takeovers;
- analyse and critically examine the present regulatory regime from different perspectives and have an appreciation of relevant policy and practice;
- demonstrate ability to interpret and apply the regulatory requirements considered in this unit; and
- articulate and critically examine the fundamental policy issues in this area.
Written assignment (1500 words): 30%
Take home examination (3500 words): 70%
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. 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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