Unit aim

Covers those aspects of company law that are required to equip students for their future careers. Students will engage in teacher-directed activities with particular reference to such topics as the development of company law, types of business structures, rights of members, responsibilities and duties of company officers, company audit and accounts and corporate insolvency in PNG.

Unit content

Topic 1: Context of Corporate Law | Business Structures
Topic 2: Incorporation and its Effects | Governance: Constitution
Topic 3: Corporate Liability: Tort, Crime and Contract | Promoters: Duties and Liabilities
Topic 4: Corporate Fundraising, Debt Finance and Share Capital
Topic 5: Membership Rights and Meetings
Topic 6: Corporate Governance and Directors and Officers
Topic 7: Directors and Officers: Duties, Conflicts, Care and Diligence
Topic 8: Directors and Officers: Corporate Governance During Times of Distress
Topic 9: Members' Remedies
Topic 10: Accounts, Auditors and Dividends
Topic 11: External Administration and Insolvency

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • The following text is available as an eBook via SCU Library at http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.scu.edu.au/10.4324/9780203945179 : Amankwah, HT, Mugambwa, JA & Haynes, CEP, Val, 2007, Commercial and Business Organizations Law in Papua New Guinea, Routledge-Cavendish, London. ISBN: 9780203945179.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Enga

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Essay20%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz30%

Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Essay20%
Exam: open book50%
Quiz30%
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