1 x 1-hour workshop weekly
1 x .5-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line lecture weekly
1 of BUSN1019, BUSN1010, BUSN1205
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN2018 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic provides a detailed analysis of the structure and workings of corporate legal entities. Students study the law and practice of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Give students an understanding of the principles of corporations law, and also to give students the skills to keep up to date with developments in the area. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Corporations Act, 2001 (Cth), the concept of corporate legal personality, corporate governance, directors' duties, and the law relating to insolvent companies
  • Enable students to recognise legal problems in business and implications when they arise in commercial and business practice and settings
  • Provide students with the knowledge and tools to be able to seek legal advice or to make appropriate referrals to legal professionals, when and where require
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify legal problems and issues in a corporate context
  2. Critically analyse and interpret the relevant principles of corporate law
  3. Apply principles of corporate law to a legal issue
  4. Recommend an appropriate outcome or course of action in relation to a legal issue in a corporate context
  5. Communicate knowledge and ideas clearly and effectively