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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.
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.
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.
AFIS253, ACIS256, AFIS256, LAWS305, LAWS312
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Barrett, Jonathan , Feehily, Ronan;
Understanding company law
LexisNexis NZ Limited, 2019.
Students should have a copy of the Companies Act 1993, the Partnership Law Act 2019, theLimited Partnerships Act 2008 and the Receiverships Act 1993.NOTE: You must have a copy of the Acts as they will be used in lectures and tutorials. The relevant parts of the Acts will be provided to you in the Term Test and the Final Examination.
Domestic fee $831.00
International fee $4,200.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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