BLAW6301 Legal Environment of Business

Course Description

This course provides a foundation in the fundamental legal principals affecting business and commerce through the study of the relationship between business and basic legal principles from the perspective of the new business owner. 

Course Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, completion of the core of the MBA program or permission of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will recognize and be able to identify common legal concepts encountered in the business environment, you will have obtained a working mastery of common legal vocabulary, and you will have acquired the basic management skills and tools to address legal issues facing business owners and managers. We will cover the following general topics: structuring business entities, capital funding, employment law, contracts, creditor rights, intellectual property laws, public offerings, and mitigating risks.