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Finance Law (BSL201)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit examines areas of particular relevance to the finance and banking industries. Topics studied include key Australian financial system regulators, fundraising by issue and sale of securities, managed investment schemes, loan finance, regulation of consumer credit, debenture and note finance and takeovers, anti-money laundry provisions. Regulation of financial services and markets and the financial services licensee/client relationship are also a focus.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of regulators in relation to the Australian finance and financial services industry
2. Understand the law in relation to consumer credit
3. Understand how the Australian Securities Exchange is regulated and the law in relation to transactions such as takeovers
4. Understand how financial services and products (in particular managed investment schemes) are regulated
5. Understand the law governing the financial service licensee - client relationship
6. Be able to apply your knowledge of the law to practical factual situations
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 2 hours per week over 12 weeks. This teaching pattern is applicable for offerings at Murdoch South Street and Dubai. In Kaplan Singapore, the teaching pattern will be 4 hours per fortnight over 12 weeks.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences There is a weekly lecture and tutorial and the online Learning Management System is used to facilitate student learning. The approach to learning in this unit requires students to prepare for each session in advance, to participate in experiential learning exercises, discussions, and other activities during sessions.
External students will be required to participate online. Most sessions will include a recorded lecture component which will be available for downloading.
Other Learning Experiences Online learning experiences
Assessment A case study assignment, in class tests and a final exam.
Prerequisites nil
Exclusions Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws LLB, or students who have previously completed BUS206 / BSL206 Finance Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Banking (BBus) [New in 2019]
Banking (BBus) [New in 2014]
Banking (BCom) [New in 2018]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2019]
Business Law (BBus) [New in 2014]
Business Law (BCom) [New in 2018]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2019]
Finance (BBus) [New in 2014]
Finance (BCom) [New in 2018]
Appears in these Minors Business Law
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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