Law of Business Associations builds on the knowledge gained in the foundation course Business Law and Ethics. You will specifically explore the nature, scope and operation of different business structures as important aspects of the framework that shapes business decision making and policy formulation. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of common business structures and their operation. Law of Business Associations is a key course for students who wish to pursue a professional accounting career.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus tutorial/workshop||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Seminar – Synchronous, face to face seminars (Recorded).||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
|Information session – Synchronous online Task Information Sessions (Recorded/ All cohort/ Shared with Online).||1hr||Week 3||3 times|
|Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material.||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online Tutorial/Workshop||2hrs||Week 1||10 times|
|Seminar – The recorded version of the Blended Mode seminars or Synchronous Online Seminars (Recorded) depending on the size of the online cohort.||1hr||Week 1||3 times|
|Information session – Synchronous online Task Information Sessions (Recorded/ All cohort/ Shared with Blended).||1hr||Week 3||3 times|
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|1||Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles and procedures of Australian law of business associations.||Knowledgeable||
|2||Apply critical analysis and professional judgement to identify and generate appropriate and practical responses to problems related to the regulation of business associations.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Exercise written communication and drafting skills that are effective, appropriate and persuasive in a commercial context.||Empowered||
|4||Understand and interpret the law of business associations and apply such knowledge to regional, national and/or global business situations and decision-making.||
|Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
|PC3||Creative and Critical Thinking|
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(BUS103 or BUS203) or (LAW204 and enrolled in Program AB311)
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Formative feedback is provided in the form of the Week 4 Online Quiz. In addition, tutorial exercises and discussion of correct answers and approaches will be completed during tutorials.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 4||Online Test (Quiz)|
2000 words max
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All||3||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||50%||
|Exam Period||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Online quiz|
The goal of the Online Quiz is to assess your understanding of key principles of Associations Law, including: the regulatory frameworks, partnership law, incorporation and its effects.
The quiz will consist of 20 multiple choice questions. Each question is worth 0.5 marks. The questions will be based on material covered in the first three topics of the course. The quiz will be made available on Canvas on Monday of Week 4 and needs to be completed by Friday of Week 4 by 5pm. You will only get one attempt at the quiz, 60-minute time limit.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Hypothetical assignment|
The goal of the Hypothetical assignment is for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of Associations Law by correctly identifying the legal issues and applying the relevant legal principles to given hypothetical case scenarios.
This is a 2000-word individual written assignment - this is not a group assignment. It will involve preparing detailed responses to a number of hypothetical fact scenarios. Details of the assignment will be provided by the end of week 2.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Final examination|
To demonstrate your capacity to problem solve by applying relevant legal principles to given fact situations.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
This assessment will be invigilated. The nature of the invigilation will be determined by your mode of delivery and location. Students enrolled in face-to-face classes will attend the university to undertake the assessment, in the presence of an academic/assessor. For students who are enrolled into the course online, the assessment invigilation may be assured through the use of a proctoring service or process, or through attendance at the university or another designated assessment centre. More details will be provided via the Learning Management System.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||BROWN & ADAMS. HARGOVAN||2020||Australian Corporate Law||7||n/a|
|Required||Anil Hargovan,Michael Andrew Adams,Catherine Brown||2020||Australian Corporate Law (e-book)||7||n/a|
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