Business & Corporations Law - 2016

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Unit summary

MPAC20

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assessments (50%) , Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,760.00
International 3,010.00

The unit teaches legal principles important in a commercial environment, focussing particularly on the principles needed by accountants providing professional accountancy services, including the law of contract, negligence and company law.

This unit will allow you to develop skills in reading, understanding and applying relevant legal principles from both legislation and court decisions, and you will be exposed to critical thinking about the socio-legal framework and legal and ethical standards underpinning the practice of accountancy and business in general. These generic skills will provide a foundation upon which you can continually update your knowledge as the law changes.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. have an appreciation of aspects of the legal framework within which accountants and business professionals operate (including both the civil law and criminal law)
  2. understand the Australian legal framework, including sources of law, principles of statutory interpretation, relationship between common and statutory law, ethical principles, and other regulatory mechanisms, particularly those relating to companies
  3. understand the underlying principles of a number of areas of law relevant to accounting practitioners and consultants, including contract law, law of negligence and company law, and how to apply these principles in various situations
  4. develop awareness of how changes in the law may affect business strategies.
  • Assessments (50%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Australian Legal System
2Negligence
3Contract Law
4Introduction to contract law
5Elements of a simple contract
6Contents of a contract
7Remedies for breach of contract
8Intro to Corporations Law: Some Basics
9Registration and its consequences
10Internal Rues of a company
11Membership of a company
12Shares & debenture; Management of Companies & Directors' duties; Corporate Liability; Insolvency and Charges

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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