APPLIED CORPORATE LAW

MGT5ACL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides a detailed examination of the legislation and relevant case law and principles of equity and their practical application to the effective governance of companies, including relevant company secretarial practice and compliance issues. It also focuses on the impact of the Corporations Act 2001 (as amended) and these other sources of law upon effective corporate administration by company secretaries and other governance professionals. This subject is offered in partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia.


SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in LMCGR - Master of Management (Corporate Governance and Risk), or by permission of subject coordinator.

Co-requisites IBU5GW

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is managed and delivered by the Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable. Students may be able to take the subject online, with permission from the subject coordinator. Students are recommended to contact the subject coordinator prior to enrolling. International student enrolment is limited to international students enrolled in one of the following courses: LMCGR, LMMGT, LMMEI, LMMHR, LMPM, LMMSM, LMIBUS, LZFAPA.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCorporations LegislationPrescribedThomson Reuters, latest editionTHOMSON REUTERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the role of the corporate officer in a contemporary context.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field Work-based assignment and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Evaluate the reporting and disclosure requirements associated with listing on the ASX.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field Work-based assignment and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Analyse the external information resources needed by company secretaries and governance professionals in performing their duties in specific contexts.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field Work-based assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

04. Apply corporate theory principles to the analysis of practical issues in the context of the Australian environment.

Activities:
Theoretical and practical discussion of contemporary issues in the field Work-based assignment and exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Limited space at off-campus facility. No Online enrolments enabled. Course coordinator to give priority to students enrolled in LMCGR.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject coordinator to provide schedule. Subject delivered by Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Off Campus

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information Limited space at off-campus facility. No Online enrolments enabled. Course coordinator to give priority to students enrolled in LMCGR.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Wildenauer

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on any day including weekend at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Subject coordinator to provide schedule. Subject delivered by Governance Institute of Australia. Classes normally begin 1-2 weeks after standard La Trobe semester and meet for 2.0 hours weekly for 12 weeks, depending on Governance Institute timetable. Classes may be offered in intensive block mode on weekends, depending on the Governance Institute timetable."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Individual Assignment - 2,500 words30 01, 02, 03, 04
Examination70 01, 02, 03, 04