Business Law –


(3 credits)

This course examines, analyzes, and applies to the modern business environment the nature, formation and system of law in the United States.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Employment Law Government Regulation

  • Distinguish between employees and independent contractors.
  • Describe laws protecting intellectual property, environment, and consumer rights.
  • Explain government regulation of employer-employee relationships.
  • Describe the evolution of employment law.

Business Organizations

  • Describe the formation and dissolution of a corporation.
  • Explain the actions which may result in the piercing of the corporate veil.
  • Differentiate business entities by their advantages and disadvantages.

Contracts and Commerce

  • Differentiate between types of interests in property.
  • Explain the application of the Uniform Commercial Code to commercial transactions.
  • Describe the elements of a valid contract.


  • Assess business situations for tort liability and defenses.

Legal Environment

  • Describe the stages of a civil case.
  • Evaluate the social responsibility of business practices.
  • Explain the relationship between business and the legal environment.

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