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2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2018-2019 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BU400 Business Law (3 cr.)

This introductory course examines the legal context for business, including the legal and regulatory system, the law of contracts, property laws and torts, and forms of business organization, including partnerships and corporations. The course also introduces law and regulation which affect business activities, including employment law, securities, antitrust, bankruptcy, consumer protections, and environmental laws.

Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize the variety of legal issues present in their day-to-day business dealings and transactions.
  2. Understand how the American legal system functions with how it interrelates with and impacts the world of business and organizations.
  3. Make business decisions which take into account legal considerations.
  4. Describe methods used to protect themselves and their organizations from adverse legal consequences.

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