JUR 3420 Business Law

JUR 3420 Business Law

Course code: 
JUR 3420
Department: 
Law and Governance
Credits: 
7.5
Course coordinator: 
Stine Winger Minde
Product category: 
Bachelor
Portfolio: 
Bachelor of Business Law - Programme Courses
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

The course gives the students an introduction to central business law topics and an overview of legal frameworks in business and industry. The students get an overview of the most important legal regulations for a business to be able to operate in a market, as well as an introduction to how the rules should be interpreted.

 

The course provides basic knowledge of ownership forms and corporate responsibility (including employer responsibility), as well as knowledge of contract law regulations. This entails, among other things, learning about how businesses are started, operated, developed and changed in line with needs, legal frameworks and expectations in society. The course is therefore central to understanding how businesses should be able to collaborate in different contexts and across disciplines.

 

The course emphasizes that the students should be able to use legal competence on practical issues that they can face in working life. Companies with good knowledge of business law will therefore have a great competitive advantage.

 

The course is adapted to all studies at BI Norwegian Business School.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The students will gain a basic understanding of the legal framework employed in business and industry.

 

Learning outcomes - Skills

The students shall be able to account for the main legal aspects and liabilities related to customers, shareholders and employees. They shall be able to identify, analyze and solve legal problems within businiess law on the basis of legal sources. 

General Competence

The students shall be familiar with how businesses exercise their activities so that they stay within the business legal framework. This means that the students must also know the grey area outside the clearly defined rules. They shall understand the ethical principles established in legal standards in the legislation, and know how to assess these issues in practice. This means that the students must also know how the companies integrate accountability into their business models and practices.

Course content

The course gives an introduction to following key business topics: 

  • Legal method and writing technique
  • Contract law
  • Law of sales
  • Liability law
  • Company law
  • Labour law
  • Monetary claims
Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of 39 teaching hours, with lectures and use of cases and assignments. The students will work together in groups with cases / assignments. The students will therefore be trained in communicating the subject verbally and in writing. Students are expected to have studied the relevant syllabus material and rules of law to be covered in each lecture.  Students are expected to bring the code of laws and other supporting materials to class, so that they become familiar with using them in the study of various topics. The lecture/activity plan will show what topics will be covered. 

Only key issues in the syllabus will be focused on and discussed in the lectures. Parts of the syllabus must therefore be acquired by students on their own (self-study).

The students must therefore, between the lectures, work on lessons associated with each subject in the digital book "Introduction to Business Law". The lessons include short introduction to theory, video, audiobook, control questions, examples, cases / tasks and checklists. 

The course has no mandatory work requirements. The students are, however, invited to submit two tasks directed by a student counselor team. Submission is optional.

E-learning
When course is delivered online, lecturer, in cooperation with the Academic Servises Network, will organize an appropriate combination of digital teaching and lectures. Online students are also offered a study guide to contribute to progression and overview. Total recommended time spent for completing the course also applies here.

 

 

Software tools
Software defined under the section "Teaching and learning activities".
Qualifications

Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisites.

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationSupport materialsGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
JUR34201
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination every semester
100Yes5 Hour(s)
  • All printed and handwritten support materials
Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:100
Invigilation:Yes
Grouping (size):Individual
Support materials:
  • All printed and handwritten support materials
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:JUR34201
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination every semester
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment student effort
Teaching39Hour(s)The teaching is distributed with a combination of lectures, discussions and cases / assignments.
Prepare for teaching45Hour(s)
Self study45Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments58Hour(s)The students will work with lessons related to each subject in the digital book "Introduction to Business Law" between the lectures. The lessons include short introduction to theory, video, audiobook, control questions, examples, cases / tasks and checklists.
Examination5Hour(s)
Submission(s)8Hour(s)The students are invited to submit two assignments directed by a student counselor team. Submission is optional.
Expected student effort:
Workload activity:Teaching
Duration:39 Hour(s)
Comment:The teaching is distributed with a combination of lectures, discussions and cases / assignments.
Workload activity:Prepare for teaching
Duration:45 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Self study
Duration:45 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Group work / Assignments
Duration:58 Hour(s)
Comment:The students will work with lessons related to each subject in the digital book "Introduction to Business Law" between the lectures. The lessons include short introduction to theory, video, audiobook, control questions, examples, cases / tasks and checklists.
Workload activity:Examination
Duration:5 Hour(s)
Comment:
Workload activity:Submission(s)
Duration:8 Hour(s)
Comment:The students are invited to submit two assignments directed by a student counselor team. Submission is optional.
Sum workload: 
200

A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.