Course Title: Law of Investments and Financial Markets

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Law of Investments and Financial Markets

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST1037

City Campus

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009

JUST2230

Kolej Metropolitan

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09

JUST2288

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 09

LAW2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

LAW2457

City Campus

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018

LAW2460

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 1 10

LAW2460

Singapore Inst of Management

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18

LAW2485

RMIT University Vietnam

Undergraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet2 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet3 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2016,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017,
Viet3 2017,
Viet1 2018

Course Coordinator: Fiona McIntyre

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

Course Coordinator Email: fiona.mcintyre@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus, Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email me to make an appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of VCE English Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. The requirement is for students to be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend and communicate information in accurate, clear and concise English. A basic understanding of the process of problem-based learning is also required. This includes the development and use of analytical skills. In addition, students are required to have an understanding of commercial law principles and the ability to read legislation. This knowledge is introduced in Commercial Law and students are strongly recommended to have completed Commercial Law prior to enrolling in Law Of Investments And Financial Markets.


Course Description

The course examines the areas of law that impact on investors and those working in industries associated  with investment products. Various forms of investment are considered including financial services and products, managed investments, real property and direct investments into companies.

Law of Investments and Financial Markets is an elective unit and is open to all students who have satisfied the pre-requisite courses and assumed knowledge and capabilities detailed above.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

 

  1. Understand the Corporations Act2001, relevant case law and ASIC regulations. 
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of corporate finance law
  3. Apply the key legal rules associated with a range of investments and associated issues. In addition, the course provides an opportunity for students to develop generic capabilities. These include the ability to: Read and comprehend legislation, read and comprehend relevant common law.
  4. Identify and critically analyse legal and associated issues in the context of relevant legislation and common law.
  5. Express that analysis in writing in a precise manner
  6. Problem solve, involving the application of knowledge to current issues.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities are designed around case studies and problems that encourage critical discussion during tutorials.

 

Students are required to prepare answers to tutorial problems prior to class each week. This ensures that valuable discussion, extension of concepts and issues requiring clarification can be addressed in weekly tutorials.

 

Students will also engage in legal research by traditional means, electronic legal databases and internet searching.


Overview of Learning Resources

From 2018, Canvas is RMIT University's Learning Management System. Canvas is a flexible online system which will provide you with an engaging and exciting learning experience as part of your studies with us. The Canvas platform will be the primary site for you to gain access to all the resources designed to support your learning in this course. Your Canvas portal can accessed by logging into the following RMIT page: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students


Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 
20%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.