Core Module Information
Module title: Law (HK)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: ACC09920
Module leader: Andy Moffat
School The Business School
Subject area group: Accounting and Finance
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

Importance of Law in the business environment
The Hong Kong Legal System and its application to business;
Law of commercial associations, agency relationships, partnerships, incorporated bodies;
Formation, constitution and cessation of different business entities;
Management and administration of companies, powers and duties of company officers, appointment and removal;
Control of company, role and function of auditors and regulators;
External regulation of companies;
Law of Tort, duty of care, professional liability, negligence, ethical responsibilities;
Bills of Exchange
Shares and debentures, secured loans and charges
Law of contract; Anti-money laundering, laws against corruption
Employment Law, application of the transfer of business

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Understand the Hong Kong laws applicable to companies including overseas companies
LO2: Appraise the effectiveness of the regulatory framework for private and public companies
LO3: Critically evaluate the legal, professional and ethical roles and responsibilities of company officers and stakeholders
LO4: Understand and evaluate the formation, constitution and cessation of different business entities
LO5: Understand and analyse the capital and financing of companies

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andy Moffat
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach :Lectures will aim to lay foundations on which the students' knowledge will be built. The sessions will give an introduction and background to the subject material, set out the main areas of regulation, outline current practice and identify supporting literature. Tutorials will be held with local tutors regularly throughout the trimester. They rely heavily on reading assignments and tutorial questions with follow-up discussion and analysis. The reflective practice involved here helps to embed both the specific knowledge and the critical analysis contained within the learning outcomes. The balance towards tutorial contact time, rather than teaching contact time, illustrates the emphasis on the students' developing their own critical thinking abilities.
Employability skills will be enhanced by critical thinking, groupwork and tutorial presentations. It is also anticipated that this module, in line with others in the programme, will contribute significantly towards furthering the students' ability to communicate effectively and to develop key transferable skills through groupwork and through communication, tasks and case studies in tutorial exercises.
Research is embedded within the module as topic reading lists are continually updated to represent the development of knowledge in a particular field. The scope for internationalisation is limited in this module as its principle task is to develop students' knowledge and critical thinking in the specific area of Hong Kong law.
Equality and diversity: The module specification ensures that there are no artificial barriers to learning or assessment. Special needs of individual candidates will be taken into account when planning l

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
Assessment is weighted 50% coursework and 50% examination. The coursework comprises an essay which will test the students research, analytical and communication skills. The examination will test the students knowledge, understanding and application of legislation and case law.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 2 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Andy Moffat
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LTA Approach :Lectures will aim to lay foundations on which the students' knowledge will be built. The sessions will give an introduction and background to the subject material, set out the main areas of regulation, outline current practice and identify supporting literature. Tutorials will be held with local tutors regularly throughout the trimester. They rely heavily on reading assignments and tutorial questions with follow-up discussion and analysis. The reflective practice involved here helps to embed both the specific knowledge and the critical analysis contained within the learning outcomes. The balance towards tutorial contact time, rather than teaching contact time, illustrates the emphasis on the students' developing their own critical thinking abilities.
Employability skills will be enhanced by critical thinking, groupwork and tutorial presentations. It is also anticipated that this module, in line with others in the programme, will contribute significantly towards furthering the students' ability to communicate effectively and to develop key transferable skills through groupwork and through communication, tasks and case studies in tutorial exercises.
Research is embedded within the module as topic reading lists are continually updated to represent the development of knowledge in a particular field. The scope for internationalisation is limited in this module as its principle task is to develop students' knowledge and critical thinking in the specific area of Hong Kong law.
Equality and diversity: The module specification ensures that there are no artificial barriers to learning or assessment. Special needs of individual candidates will be taken into account when planning l

Formative Assessment:
.

Summative Assessment:
Assessment is weighted 50% coursework and 50% examination. The coursework comprises an essay which will test the students research, analytical and communication skills. The examination will test the students knowledge, understanding and application of legislation and case law.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 28
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 18
Face To Face CL_TST 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 2 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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