JUR 3420 Business Law

JUR 3420 Business Law

Course code: 
JUR 3420
Law and Governance
Course coordinator: 
Stine Winger Minde
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Bachelor of Law and Business - Programme Courses
2017 Autumn
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One semester

The course gives an introduction to the main business law topics. Knowledge about the legal framework in business and industry is decisive for setting up and keeping a business alive, regardless of line of business. A basic understanding of ownership, directors’ liability, employer’s liability and an understanding of contract law provide a competitive advantage. The course will give the students a thorough insight into legal regulation and an introduction to how the rules are to be interpreted. The course focuses primarily on the business law field and is adapted to all study programmes 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 legal problems and be capable of analysing problem complexes on the basis of legal sources. The students shall be able to account for and solve legal questions that apply in business and industry.

Learning Outcome - Reflection

The students shall be aware of 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.

Course content
  • Review of legal sources and legal method
  • The main aspects of contract law
  • The main aspects of the law of sales
  • Labour law
  • Liability law
  • General corporate law
  • Monetary claims
Learning process and requirements to students

The course consists of 39 contact hours altogether, with lectures and use of cases and assignments. The students will work on small cases or assignments on each topic. 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 students are expected to work on cases in Digital fagbok between the lecturing hours. Parts of the syllabus must be acquired through self-tuition. The lectures will mainly cover the most important problem areas only.The lecture plan will show what topics will be covered.

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
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Additional information

Kurset gjennomføres med undervisning i 39 kurstimer, med forelesninger og case. Studentene skal i undervisningen jobbe med mindre case eller kontrolloppgaver tilknyttet hvert emne. Det forutsettes derfor at hjelpemidler og særlig lovsamling medbringes til forelesningene, og at studentene blir fortrolige med dem gjennom studiet av de ulike emner.

Studentene skal mellom forelesningene jobbe med leksjoner tilknyttet hvert emne i Digital fagbok. De enkelte leksjoner består blant annet av kort innføring i teori, kontrollspørsmål, eksempler og case. 



Higher Education Entrance Qualification

Required prerequisite knowledge

No particular prerequisites

Exam category: 
Form of assessment: 
Written submission
Support materials: 
  • All printed and handwritten support materials
5 Hour(s)
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Examination every semester
Exam organisation: 
Ordinary examination
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Student workload
39 Hour(s)
Assignments and cases will be part of the teaching in the auditorium.
Prepare for teaching
45 Hour(s)
Student's own work with learning resources
45 Hour(s)
Group work / Assignments
66 Hour(s)
The students are expected to work on cases in Digital fagbok between the lecturing hours.
5 Hour(s)
Sum workload: 

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.