|Prerequisites for Module|
None other than SCQF 9 requirements or equivalent
Aims of Module
To examine and understand the legal nature, operation and accountability of companies, their officers and their members.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Explain the structure and administration of a company.|
||Analyse the rights, duties and responsibilities of key company office-holders.|
||Critically analyse the principles of corporate governnance and accountability of companies.|
||Appraise the consequences and remedies available in cases of financial difficulty or failure of companies.|
||Apply the knowledge and understanding of the operation of companies in practical situations.|
Indicative Module Content
Nature of a company; distribution of power in the company; corporate governance; company meetings; duties and liabilities of directors, shareholders, auditors and company secretaries; company charges and other security interests of creditors in the company; receivership; predictions of company failure; corporate rescue; administration orders and voluntary arrangements; liquidations; vulnerable transactions; distribution of assets; criminal liability and dissolution of the company.
Indicative Student Workload
|Private Study||45||Mode of Delivery|
This is a lecture and tutorial based module. Lectures provide core module content. Tutorials develop associated higher level skills through student centred learning. In the distance learning mode, in addition, online activities will form part of the module contact time.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3,4,5|
|Component 2 ||1,2,3,4,5|
|Component 3 ||1,2,3,4,5|
Component 1 - Written coursework worth 30% of the overall module grade.
Component 3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate (refer further - Module Performance Descriptor) to a reasonable level in online forum and tutorial activities.
Component 2 - Examination worth 70% of the overall module grade.
|1.||EZEANI, E.C., 2013. Success in law studies: the 10 keys to top grades. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.|
|2.||FRENCH, D., MAYSON, S.W. and RYAN, C.L., 2016-17. Mayson, French and Ryan on company law. 33rd Ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Yearly Publication)|
|3.||GRIER, N., 2014. Company Law. 4th Ed. Edinburgh: W.Green.|
|4.||KEENAN, D. and BISACRE, J., 2009. Smith and Keenan's company law with Scottish supplement. 14th ed. Harlow: Pearson/Longman. ebook|