BLAW4820 - Business Law
The course will provide students with an understanding of how the Canadian legal system works, how business decisions should take into consideration relevant legal issues, and how a manager or business owner should determine and assess these issues. The course examines who makes law, how laws are made, and how laws are enforced. Students will be introduced to the Alberta court system, with an emphasis on the procedures to commence or defend a lawsuit in small claims court. Students will be exposed to different types of alternative dispute resolution, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Students will compare and contrast the different forms of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Students will become acquainted with human rights law, tort law, insurance law, employment law, and contract law. The course will require students to read and analyze legal information as well as relevant cases and legislation. At the end of this course, students will be empowered to succeed in business as their knowledge of the law and the legal system will enable them to make better business decisions.
This course is available to students in the Bachelor of Technology program. Prerequisites: RSCH3000, STAT3010, COMM3210.
||Apr 10 to Jun 16, 2018
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