ACCT256-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Law of Business Organisations

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course considers aspects of the law relating to companies, partnerships and other trading structures and provides an introduction to personal and corporate insolvency law.

This course intends to provide a basic framework of the law underlying the formation and practice of various business structures including companies, joint ventures and partnership and an introduction to the basic principles of individual insolvency.  With the diverse and complex nature of these areas of law, the course focuses on important principles rather than the detail. It is not intended to be a course for law students but for accountancy students requiring an overview of the law of various organisations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course it is expected that the student will be able to:

1. Acquire knowledge and understanding of the foundation elements of the law relating to business structures and insolvency.
2. Demonstrate the ability to use analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to address problems in these areas.
3. Communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
4.   Develop an appreciation of the importance of these areas of law in a professional environment.
5. Critically evaluate particular areas of the present law and consider whether reform is desirable.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Pre-requisites

Restrictions

AFIS253, ACIS256, AFIS256, LAWS305, LAWS312

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 E9 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Karl Popper 612 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Karl Popper 612 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
05 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Beatrice Tinsley 105 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
06 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 105 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
07 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Beatrice Tinsley 105 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator

Ronan Feehily

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Final exam 60%
Term Test 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Barrett, Jonathan , Feehily, Ronan; Understanding company law; Fourth edition; LexisNexis NZ Limited, 2019.

CCH New Zealand; New Zealand Companies Legislation; CCH New Zealand, 2018 (or equivalent).

NOTE: You must have a copy of the relevant legislation in the appropriate published form as it will be required in the Term Test and the Final Examination.

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $822.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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