• Offered by Research School of Accounting
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Classification Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Business
  • Areas of interest Law, Accounting, Commerce
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Keturah Whitford
    • Kurt Stevens
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely

This course introduces the legal principles relevant to business structures in Australia. Corporate law is emphasised, comprising issues such as: corporate governance (the structure and role of the board of directors, directors' duties, members' rights and shareholder meetings); corporate liability (corporate contracting, negligence issues faced by corporations); corporate finance (debt and equity financing, profit distribution and protection of creditors); and external administration (corporate insolvency, receivership, voluntary administration and winding up).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this course, students will be able to:
1. apply advanced knowledge of corporate law to analyse and address legal issues typically encountered by Australian companies and their advisers;
2. understand the way the law will view a set of circumstances and why the law exists, including policy considerations and settings, and also know how to apply this to influence and inform decision making;
3. identify legal issues amongst complex factual scenarios;
4. find current statements of case law and legislation regarding legal issues;
5. direct ongoing learning especially in the context of amendments to corporate law.
6. implement a professional communication style in providing strategic direction in commercial applications.

Indicative Assessment

Typical assessment may include, but not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s).

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least 10 hours a week to completing the work. This will include 3 hours per week in class and at least 7 hours a week on average (including non-teaching weeks) on course reading, research, writing and assignment work.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed BUSN7052 You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed BUSN2101.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2368 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person View
4952 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 Online View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7351 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person View

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