Law of Investments and Financial Markets

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Law of Investments and Financial Markets

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies, Pre-Law

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of VCE English Units 3 and 4 or equivalent. The requirement is for students to be able to demonstrate the ability to comprehend and communicate information in accurate, clear and concise English. A basic understanding of the process of problem-based learning is also required. This includes the development and use of analytical skills. In addition, students are required to have an understanding of commercial law principles and the ability to read legislation. This knowledge is introduced in Commercial Law and students are strongly recommended to have completed Commercial Law prior to enrolling in Law Of Investments And Financial Markets.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    The course examines the areas of law that impact on investors and those working in industries associated  with investment products. Various forms of investment are considered including financial services and products, managed investments, real property and direct investments into companies.


    Law of Investments and Financial Markets is an elective unit and is open to all students who have satisfied the pre-requisite courses and assumed knowledge and capabilities detailed above.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

    • Understand the Corporations Act2001, relevant case law and ASIC regulations. 
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the underlying principles of corporate finance law
    • Apply the key legal rules associated with a range of investments and associated issues. In addition, the course provides an opportunity for students to develop generic capabilities. These include the ability to: Read and comprehend legislation, read and comprehend relevant common law.
    • Identify and critically analyse legal and associated issues in the context of relevant legislation and common law.
    • Express that analysis in writing in a precise manner
    • Problem solve, involving the application of knowledge to current issues. 


    Overview of Learning Activities

    Learning activities are designed around case studies and problems that encourage critical discussion during tutorials.

    Students are required to prepare answers to tutorial problems prior to class each week. This ensures that valuable discussion, extension of concepts and issues requiring clarification cant be attended to in weekly tutorials.

    Students will also engage in legal research by traditional means, electronic legal databases and internet searching.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT/Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 
    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.
    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 20%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2

    Assessment Task 2: 30%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Examination: 50%
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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