Legal Aspects Of Company Finance - 2016

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Unit summary


  • 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 2
  • Assessment: Assessments (50%) , Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)

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2016 Fees
Domestic 3,840.00
International 4,090.00

This unit 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.

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

  1. effectively research electronic data bases and internet resources relevant to law and extract meaningful information
  2. have an appreciation of aspects of the legal framework within which businesses operate
  3. exercise skills in legal methodology
  4. understand the underlying principles of corporate finance law
  5. develop awareness of how changes in the law may affect business practice.
  • 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.

1Introduction to Australian Legal System
2Corporations law
3How do companies enter transactions with third parties?
4Disclosure and Investor Protection
5Directors Duties & Corporate Governance
6Debt Financing: Company Charges, Negative Pledges and Guarantees
8Financial Services Regulation

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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Commercial Applications of Company Law 2016


    ISBN: 9780190304362


    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop

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