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Ethical And Legal Topics In Business

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This course provides students with an overview of the legal, ethical, and related statutory and regulatory environment in which businesses, organizations, and individuals within them function. After completion of this course, students will be able to understand the general structure of the court systems in the United States, describe the alternative means of resolving disputes and their respective advantages and disadvantages, evaluate the frameworks for regulatory compliance and corporate social responsibility, examine the principle areas of business law, and understand intellectual property rights.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Torts, Intellectual Property, and Criminal Law and Procedure

    • Differentiate among the types of torts that arise in the business context.
    • Identify business activities that may result in criminal liability.
    • Discuss the influence of intellectual property law on business decisions.

    Contracts and Business Organizations

    • Analyze the elements necessary to form valid contracts.
    • Identify the ethical considerations behind legal defenses to contract formation.
    • Evaluate the remedies for breach of contract.
    • Differentiate between types of business entities.

    Regulatory Environment of Global Business

    • Identify applicable regulatory compliance requirements for business situations.
    • Summarize, from an ethical perspective, the role of major U.S. government and international regulatory agencies and organizations.
    • Explain the governance principles of regulatory compliance requirements.

    Agency, Employment, and Labor Law

    • Differentiate among types of discriminatory issues and the associated legal considerations.
    • Differentiate among types of agency and employment relationships and the associated legal considerations.

    Introduction to Law and Ethics

    • Explain the origins, evolution, and purposes of law in society and business.
    • Describe the role and structure of the judicial system and civil procedure.
    • Describe forms of alternative dispute resolution and how they are utilized in business environments.
    • Apply ethical principles to business decisions.
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