Course Title: Law of Investments and Financial Markets

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Law of Investments and Financial Markets

Credit Points: 12


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

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

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

Course Coordinator: Dr Andrew Vaitiekunas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5881

Course Coordinator Email: andrew.vaitekunas@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne City Campus, Building 13

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with course coordinator


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 cant be attended to in weekly tutorials.

 

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


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.
Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


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.