Course Title: Legal Aspects of Company Finance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Company Finance

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

JUST1058

City Campus

Postgraduate

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

JUST1061

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 4 09

LAW2467

City Campus

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010

LAW2467

City Campus

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 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

LAW2469

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

615H Accounting

Face-to-Face

Offsh 4 10

LAW2469

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

660H Graduate School of Business and Law

Face-to-Face

Offsh4 12

Course Coordinator: Andrew Vaitiekunas

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will examine specific legal issues pertaining to company finance in Australia including relevant legislation and recent significant cases.
Selected issues of corporate financial law will be examined in greater detail than is possible in an introductory unit. This unit reflects the tendency of the business community to give increasing recognition to the importance of law, in an overall understanding of the commercial environment.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See learning outcomes


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

• Effectively research electronic data bases and internet resources relevant to law and extract meaningful information.
• Have an appreciation of aspects of the legal framework within which businesses operate.
• Exercise skills in legal methodology.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of corporate finance law
• Develop awareness of how changes in the law may affect business practice 
 


Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve the objectives listed above this course requires you to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

* Leading class discussion on legal problems and policy issues.
* Engaging in legal research by traditional means but also using electronic legal data bases and internet searching,
* Participation in class discussion
 


Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be advised of the prescribed text for this course and other reading materials upon enrolment.

This course is supported with online materials.  This gives you access to important announcements, staff contact details, the teaching schedule, assessment timelines and a variety of important teaching and learning materials. 


Overview of Assessment

Generally, the assessment may involve some of the following methods:  preparation of a legal research paper, a test, a presentation and an open book examination.