BIBM622 – The Law of Business Entities

Module code
Module title
The Law of Business Entities
Students will research and demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge and skills of the law relevant to business.
  • BI1401
  • BS7000
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Research and demonstrate knowledge of the legal characteristics of entities and analyse
the differences between them
2. Demonstrate knowledge of documentation and registration requirements for formation of
companies and partnerships or trading trusts and apply to given situations
3. Research and analyse options and generate solutions for raising capital and apply to
problems in given business situations
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the law relating to the governance and management of entities
and apply to problems in business situations
5. Research and demonstrate knowledge of the law relevant to failure and/or the cessation
of business and apply to problems in given situations
6. Demonstrate knowledge of law related to acquiring an interest in a business and assess
the factors to take into account in acquiring an interest in a business
- Partnerships
- Companies
- Trading Trusts
- Sole Traders
- Incorporation of companies
- Company shares
- Legal responsibilities of directors, shareholders
- Company meetings
- Business failure/cessation
- Acquisition of an interest in business by merger or amalgamation or acquisition of shares or
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching will involve blended delivery methods incorporating the Moodle online delivery platform. Other delivery methods my involve theoretical and practical classes, face to face, lectures, tutorials, workshops, group activities, guest tutors, field trips, role-play, and video conferencing, as appropriate.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must also achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all assessments to receive a passing grade for the module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.