This course prepares students to evaluate the legal risks associated with business activity. Students will create proposals to manage an organization's legal exposure. Other topics include the legal system, alternative dispute resolution, enterprise liability, product liability, international law, business risks, intellectual property, legal forms of business, and governance.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- Examine the use of non-judicial methods of alternative dispute resolution and how the U.S. legal system affects business.
- Evaluate the various types of business entities and how corporate governance works.
- Summarize key corporate governance principles.
- Analyze the types of torts and the related risks that arise in the business context.
- Identify business activities that may result in criminal liability.
- Summarize the major components of the formation of contracts.
- Examine appropriate methods to address potential intellectual and real property issues.
- Differentiate among types of agency and employment relationships and the associated legal considerations.
- Evaluate the impact of regulatory agencies on business and strategies to manage legal risk arising from regulatory compliance issues.
- Examine investor and consumer protection laws.
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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