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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Company Law (Online LLB)
Reference BS3946 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 9
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended July 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

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:
1 Explain the structure and administration of a company.
2 Analyse the rights, duties and responsibilities of key company office-holders.
3 Critically analyse the principles of corporate governnance and accountability of companies.
4 Appraise the consequences and remedies available in cases of financial difficulty or failure of companies.
5 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.

Module 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.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 30% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Written coursework exercise
Component 2
Type: Examination Weighting: 70% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Written examination
Component 3
Type: Coursework Weighting: 0% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate in online forum and tutorial activities.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by three components: C1 - Coursework - 30% weighting. C2 - Examination - 70% weighting . C3 - Compliance on a pass/fail basis with the requirement to participate in online forum and tutorial activities. Participation requirement - each student will normally require to (1) complete at least two out of three interactive activities in this module; (2) attend and participate in at least 4 out of the 5 synchronous online tutorial sessions per module. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A At least 70% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
B At least 60% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
C At least 50% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
D At least 40% on weighted aggregate and at least 35% in each component and a Pass in Component 3
E At least 35% on weighted aggregate and a Pass in Component 3
F Less than 35% on weighted aggregate OR a Fail in Component 3
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None other than SCQF 9 requirements or equivalent
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
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


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