JUR 3420 Business Law
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.
The students will gain a basic understanding of the legal framework employed in business and industry.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Higher Education Entrance Qualification
No particular prerequisites.
|Exam category||Weight||Invigilation||Duration||Support materials||Grouping||Comment exam|
Form of assessment:
Internal and external examiner
Examination every semester
|Form of assessment:||Written submission|
|Support materials:|| |
|Resit:||Examination every semester|
|Workload activity||Duration||Type of duration||Comment student effort|
|Teaching||39||Hour(s)||The teaching is distributed with a combination of lectures, discussions and cases / assignments.|
|Prepare for teaching||45||Hour(s)|
|Group work / Assignments||58||Hour(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.|
|Submission(s)||8||Hour(s)||The students are invited to submit two assignments directed by a student counselor team. Submission is optional.|
|Comment:||The teaching is distributed with a combination of lectures, discussions and cases / assignments.|
|Workload activity:||Prepare for teaching|
|Workload activity:||Self study|
|Workload activity:||Group work / Assignments|
|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.|
|Comment:||The students are invited to submit two assignments directed by a student counselor team. Submission is optional.|
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.