Core Module Information
Module title: Business Entities

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

Module code: LAW09130
Module leader: Grant Stirling
School The Business School
Subject area group: Law

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module is divided into two parts covering:a) partnership law, which cover the following topics: general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships; and b) company law, which covers the following topics: incorporation of companies, company documentation, the corporate veil, directors and other company officers, the allotment of shares, minority protection, capital maintenance, meetings, takeovers, charges, receivership, administration, winding up, insider dealing, the Stock Market and many other related issues.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Explain the law relating to partnerships and companies, their financing, and their operation clearly, literately and succinctly.

LO2: Apply the law relating to complex legal problems in the field of partnership law and company law.

LO3: Undertake independent research in areas of partnership law and company law.

LO4: Analyse current research, critical issues and forthcoming developments in the law relating to partnerships and companies.

LO5: Evaluate the significance of the interaction between partnership law, company law, accounting, economics and public policy in national and international context.

LO6: Evaluate the competing interests of partners, directors, shareholders and creditors (voluntary and involuntary) and the role of partnership law and company law respectively in trying to enforce fair dealing between these various interests.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, In Person, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lorna Gillies
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online Guided independent study 174
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1~2~3~4~5~6 Week 8 , WORDS= 2000 words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1~2~3~4~5~6 Exam Period HOURS= 3 hours
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Law 09130 Business Entities 2023-24