Business Law Specialist Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-B-LAW
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

This Business Law Specialist Program is designed to introduce students to all business law concepts from their roots in common law through to elements of American and international law that make up this area of robust jurisprudence. Businesses operate every day under accepted theories of contract and tort law, promoting equitable transactions and ensuring corporate responsibility that advance accepted notions of good business practices. Corporations are also subject to various statutory frameworks that dictate the treatment and conditions of employees, ensure environmental protection and protect consumers from powerful organizations when necessary. Throughout this program, students will explore all of these issues and learn how the law applies to business operations every day.

The Business Law Specialist program will provide students with a survey of the principle areas of business law. It will explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to the following topics: torts, crimes, intellectual property, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency, employment, and forms of business organization. Students will also explore the relationship between business and the law with respect to ethics and social responsibility, government regulation, personal property, real property, and international trade. Students will gain a working knowledge of practical rules of law and legal terminology, as well as legal solutions for business-related issues.

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Course Description

The laws governing business and the operations within are based on fundamental principles that stretch back to the simplest beginnings of commerce and trade. Despite these simple principles, business has become more and more sophisticated with time requiring a number of ways to codify certain aspects of business transactions and ensure that all corporate entities are operating in a way that serves the common good. Specialists in Business Law understand the ins and outs of all of these principles from corporate filings to business ethics. Prepared to work in a variety of business settings from HR offices to corporate law division support and/or executive board support positions, individuals who can master the intricacies of business law are of significant value to any business.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

Analyze the legal environment of business in the United States

Explain the applicability of tort and criminal law to business

Explain the applicability of intellectual property law to business

Explain how contract law principles apply to business transactions

Explain the law of negotiable instruments

Evaluate the rights and responsibilities of principals, agents, and third parties in agency transactions

Analyze the various employment laws affecting the employer-employee relationship in the United States

Evaluate the forms of business organization in the United States

Analyze the ethical and social responsibility of business

Evaluate the various types of government regulation that affect business

Explain the effects of personal and real property laws on business

Appraise the impact that international law has on global business

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