AC4004: Introduction to Business Law

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AC4004: Introduction to Business Law

Module Title Introduction to Business Law
Module Code AC4004
Module Tutor Charlotte Park-Morton
School School of Business and Technology
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description

This module introduces students to the English Legal System and some aspects of business law which are relevant to accounting and the accounting profession.

Indicative Syllabus

Distinction between civil and criminal law; the court system; the doctrine of precedent and main rues of statutory interpretation; the essentials of a binding contract; contract terms; vitiating factors affecting contract; ways in which a contract can be discharged; remedies for breach of contract; distinction between contracts of employment and contracts for services; distinction between unfair and wrongful dismissal; health & safety duties.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1.       Demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment in which accounting operates; (PLO1)

2.       Analyse arguments and scenarios and apply the law, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5)

3.       Find, extract and analyse data from legal sources and reference these correctly; (PLO6)

4.       Present information in a form which will be understood by its intended audience. (PLO8)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 1000 words or equivalent
002: 50% Written Exam: End of module, unseen, closed book: 1.00 hours
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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