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Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and Global Decision-making - BLAW 8301

Format: Online

Duration: 7 weeks

Credits: 3

This course presents a legal and ethical study of business, its origin and its developing impact on society. You will examine the judicial system and the cost of litigation versus alternative dispute resolution techniques. You will focus on current issues at both the federal and state level, as well as contracts, tort, product liability, deceptive trade, property, business enterprises employment and international law.

Coursework Highlights

Coursework is designed for engagement and collaboration. Here is an example of just some of the assignments and projects you will complete as part of BLAW 8301.

  • Create an executive summary of a recent or current law review article to share with the class.
  • Discuss recent legal cases and their impact.

Course Topics

Throughout each week of the course, you will focus on a core topic or theme. Sample topics for BLAW 8301 are listed below and are subject to change based on the instructor.

  • Law, Ethics and Making Business Decisions
  • Dispute Resolution and Regulating Business
  • Torts, and Civil and Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property and Contract Formation
  • Contract Performance and Product Liability
  • Employment Law and Discrimination

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of BLAW 8301 students will be able to:

  • Observe, interpret and discuss legal and ethical constraints impacting the decision making process.
  • Identify and discuss legal and ethical issues affecting business and society.
  • Apply concepts of the course to current management and business challenges.
  • Research legal issues using Lexis/Nexis and other research tools.
  • Analyze complex legal facts, draw conclusions and apply legal reasoning.

Get Started

To learn more about this course, or other courses in the online MBA from Our Lady of the Lake University, call 855-275-1082 to speak with an admissions adviser or request more information.

The content presented on this page is representative information for example purposes and is subject to change as course and student needs change over time.