Principles of Company Law

MQF Level 4

6 Credits (ECTS)

Principles of Company Law

Start
October 2024
Module Type
Elective
Price
€300
ECTS Credits
6 Credits (ECTS)
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Module Description

In this course, learners will be introduced to the general notions, objectives, and organs involved in companies set up under Malta’s Companies Act.

The aim is to provide a solid understanding of the legal framework and practicalities of how a company operates and is administered in Malta.

Learners will familiarize themselves with terms, concepts, requirements, and procedures, with a particular emphasis on the application of the law.

Furthermore, learners will develop their practical knowledge of the function of a company as a legal structure for conducting business.

By the end of the course, learners will have gained valuable insights into the operations and administration of companies in Malta.

Entry Requirements

Candidates who apply for this course must possess a pass in English Language* and Mathematics at MQF Level 3 (‘O’ Level or equivalent). 

*Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.  

 

Target Audience

This course is targeted at:  

  • Candidates wanting to improve their employability opportunities. 
  • Candidates wanting to progress to higher qualifications in the areas of management. 

Module / Unit Instructions

The proposed structure comprises a blended approach promoting the building of a community of practice via peer-to-peer learning. The structure uses primarily two dimensions of teaching-learning modes:

1. Face-to-face sessions: 18 hours

2. Online Learning Activities: 12 hours

Face to Face sessions

Face-to-face sessions include lectures, tutorials, discussions, presentations and workshop activities promoting peer-to-peer learning.

Online Learning Activities

Online learning activities incorporate tutorials and asynchronous discussions. These may consist of active interaction, participation and contributions in fora discussions, sharing resources and self-reflection exercises.

Learners also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

The tutor provides continual support during both teaching -learning modes by providing information, readings and tasks relevant to the module in question.

The tutor provides continuous formative feedback as an on-going guidance during the student’s learning experience in preparation for their summative assessment.

How you’ll be assessed

Assessment of each module consists of two assignments, each carrying a weighting as below:

a) One Formative assignment carries 20% of total module mark achieved. b) One Summative assignment carries 80% of total module mark achieved.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in both the formative and the summative assignment.

The overall grade achieved for each module is calculated as the sum of: · 20% of the mark achieved for formative assignment; and · 80% of the mark achieved for the summative assignment.

All assignment tasks of both formative and summative assessment aim to provide the learner an opportunity to produce evidence of his/her competences aligned to the learning outcomes of each individual Module.

Assessment

a) Formative assessment tasks are provided in the form of structured online discussions that support learners in their development throughout all of the modules studied.

Such discussions are facilitated and monitored by lecturer who provides students with constructive feedback to help them improve and prepare for summative assignment and dissertation.

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in the formative assignment.

Formative assessment tasks will contribute to the student’s final mark to acknowledge their work and give chance to improve.

This method allows students to also contribute to the building of the community of practice by providing feedback to their peers as critical friends, enhancing the learner’s critical engagement throughout the study period.

b) Summative assessment is done via one assignment at the end of each module. The mode of assessment varies and may include in-class assignments, and home-based written assignments.

The recommended assessment tool for this module is an essay title or case studies based on relevant real-life scenarios.

Word count range: 1500 ± 10%

For successful completion of a study module the student is required to achieve a minimum of 41% pass mark in summative assignment.

Assignment
Discussions

Module Intake Dates

October 2024
Price
€300

Additional Info

Reading for the entire Foundation Certificate in Management as presented in this brochure costs €1,500.*

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be eligible for a 70% refund of the cost through the ‘Get Qualified’ scheme.**

Due to the modular structure of the course, you may also opt to take individual modules as stand-alone. The entry requirements still apply.***

*Prices are applicable to students who reside in Malta at the time of applying.

**Terms and conditions apply.

*** For the price of individual modules, please contact the IDEA Academy team.

Learning Outcomes

Competences:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

  • Comprehend of the major core topics of Company Law in Malta; including the legal nature of the company as a business structure, the legal implications of separate corporate personality, limited liability and legal protection of shareholders.
  • Distinguish between the type of companies and between business forms.
  • Have a deep practical understanding of the process behind incorporation of companies.
  • Identify the roles, duties and obligations of Directors and company officials stemming from the Company Law.
  • Differentiate between different capital structures and different share classes and distinguish between ownership and control.
  • Understand the duty of company officials to file required documents with the Registrar of Companies and the consequences of failure to do the same.

Knowledge:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

  • General Principles of Company Law.
  • Incorporation.
  • Capital.
  • Meetings and Resolutions.
  • Corporate Events.
  • Corporate Governance.
  • Duties and obligations.

Skills:

At the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

  • Identify legal representation and examine different corporate structures.
  • Illustrate process related to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), pledging of securities, changes in share capital & maintenance of share capital.
  • Fully understand the implications of insolvency and know how to apply winding up procedures.
  • Examine key violations of the company law; · Discuss basic procedures related to board meetings, annual and extraordinary general meetings.
  • Fully understand the importance of keeping financial records and accounts as a means of protecting the rights of shareholders and creditors.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences:

The learner will be able to:

  • Navigate through the online learning platform to benefit from assignments, discussion boards, literature, tutorials etc.
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