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Business Law

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This course prepares students to evaluate the legal risks associated with business activity. Students develop methods to manage an organization's legal obligations. Other topics include the legal system, alternative dispute resolution, enterprise liability, product liability, international law, business risks, intellectual property, legal forms of business, and governance.

This graduate-level course is 6 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: 6 weeks

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    Introduction to Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Legal Issues in a Global Economy

    • Define the functions of law in society.
    • Describe the role of law in business.
    • Differentiate among the non-judicial methods of alternative dispute resolution.
    • Evaluate legal risks associated with domestic and international business activities.

    Legal Forms of Business and Corporate Governance

    • Differentiate among the legal forms of business.
    • Examine the duties of corporate officers.
    • Evaluate how corporate governance works.

    Torts and Criminal Law

    • Analyze the types of torts.
    • Identify potential tort risks that arise in the business context.
    • Apply the risk management process to mitigate business risk.
    • Differentiate between a tort and a crime.
    • Consider business activities that may result in criminal liability.

    Contracts and Property Law

    • Summarize the major components of the formation of contracts.
    • Determine appropriate methods of contract dispute resolution.
    • Differentiate between personal, real, and intellectual property issues.
    • Examine appropriate methods to address potential property issues.

    Agency, Employment and Labor Law

    • Differentiate among types of agency and employment relationships and the associated legal considerations.
    • Distinguish among types of discrimination issues and the associated legal considerations.
    • Classify protections of employees in the workplace.

    Regulatory Risk and Governance

    • Evaluate applicable regulatory compliance requirements for business situations.
    • Explain the governance principles of regulatory compliance requirements.
    • Recommend methods for managing legal risk arising from regulatory compliance issues.
    • Assess the basic powers agencies possess and the limits on their exercise of those powers.
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