- Code BUSN2101
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Accounting
- ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
- Course subject Business
- Areas of interest Accounting
- Academic career UGRD
- AsPr Keturah Whitford
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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This course involves on campus teaching. For students unable to come to campus there will be a remote option. See the Class Summary for more details.
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).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- apply your knowledge to analyse and address legal issues typically encountered by Australian companies and their advisers
- understand the way the law will view a set of circumstances and why the law exists rather than only viewing a situation from a commercial viewpoint and also know how to apply this to influence and inform decision making
- identify legal issues amongst factual issues
- find current statements of case law and legislation regarding legal issues
- direct ongoing learning especially in the context of amendments to corporate law
- Typical assessment may include, but is not restricted to, class participation, assignment(s), quizzes and examination(s) as appropriate to assess the learning outcomes of the course (null) [LO null]
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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
You will need to use the skills you have learned in Introduction to Commercial Law in reading cases and legislation and applying them to new problems using the IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, and Conclusion) approach.
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