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Courses

Business Law

Master's Level

5051. Business Law   (1.5 s.h.)

Law impacts every business transaction. Whether a person starts a company, hires an employee, manufactures a product, or negotiates a contract, at every stage of the process entrepreneurs make decisions that have major legal implications. This course provides an overview of some of the essential aspects of law with an emphasis on the legal environment of business. M.B.A. students learn about the major classifications of law as well as the law of contracts, torts, and employee issues. The ethical, political, social, and policy forces that affect change are examined, thereby providing guidance as to the future direction of the law both in the United States and around the world.

5131. Environmental Law and Corporate Responsibility   (3 s.h.)

Environmental law is influenced by such principles as sustainability, ecology, conservation, and responsibility. This course is designed to introduce students to the important environmental challenges confronting businesses and society, the policy issues surrounding environmental problems, and the complexities of environmental regulatory and administrative schemes. The management of environmental issues as practiced in the business world are explored, as well as how approaches are likely to develop for the future; rationales for environmental protection; risk assessment and priorities; choice of policy instruments for environmental protection; the roles of different branches and levels of government; and the interplay of scientific, economic, social, and other factors in the development of environmental law. These topics are analyzed in the contexts of common law and statutory law schemes for air, water, hazardous waste and toxics, resource use, biodiversity, and ecosystems.

5170. Special Topics: Legal Environment of Business   (3 s.h.)

Special topics courses are developed to cover emerging issues or specialized content. They do not repeat material presented by regular semester courses.

5180. Special Topics: Legal Environment of Business   (3 s.h.)

Special topics courses are developed to cover emerging issues or specialized content. They do not repeat material presented by regular semester courses.

5182. Independent Study   (1-3 s.h.)

Special study in a particular aspect of legal studies under the direct supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member is undertaken.

5190. Special Topics: Legal Environment of Business   (3 s.h.)

Special topics courses are developed to cover emerging issues or specialized content. They do not repeat material presented by regular semester courses.

5206. Law, Ethics, and Regulation (Law for Accountants)   (3 s.h.)

The legal system affects each of us on a daily basis. Educated accountants should be aware of the  ways in which the law impacts their lives in a personal and professional setting. This course provides an introduction to the regulatory framework in which business and individuals operate. Students learn the basics of contract, tort, property, and administrative law as well as bankruptcy, corporate, and employment law. Among the topics discussed are the types of legal entities one can form to run a business, federal security regulations, intellectual property rights, as well as employer and employee relations. The political, social, and economic forces that affect change are also discussed, thereby providing guidance as to the future direction of the laws in the United States.

5282. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)

Special study in a particular aspect of business law under the direct supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member is undertaken.

5801. Law and Ethics in the Enterprise   (2-3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Executive M.B.A. program.

Most business decisions have legal and ethical ramifications, and business executives must be aware of these influences. This course is designed to help students develop greater confidence in managing situations where these issues are prominent and where the right decision may not be the easy one to make. As students learn to master the law of the business enterprise, including the law of contracts and torts, they also learn how ethical, political, social, and economic forces shape the law as they discuss actual dilemmas they may face at work. As issues involving products liability, environmental protection, workplace safety, whistle blowing, and sexual harassment surface in discussions, students gain insight into ways of resolving these complex business problems in both intellectual and digital enterprises.

5882. Independent Study   (1-6 s.h.)

Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Executive M.B.A. program.

Special study in a particular aspect of business law under the direct supervision of an appropriate graduate faculty member is undertaken.

5890. Special Topics: Legal Environment of Business   (3 s.h.)
Prerequisite: Matriculation in the Executive M.B.A. program.

Special topics courses are developed to cover emerging issues or specialized content. They do not repeat material presented by regular semester courses.

 

Updated 12.13.11