Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces students to those aspects of business law which act as a framework for the management of business organisations and business practice, imposing particular duties on managers.
Business liability in negligence for people, premises and products; professional negligence and the accountant; criminal law of health & safety; advantages and disadvantages of different forms of business organisations; formation of limited companies; financing, management and regulation of limited companies; law relating to companies in difficulty.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal environment in which accounting operates; (PLO1)
2. Evaluate and analyse arguments and scenarios and apply the law, drawing reasoned conclusions; (PLO5)
3. Find, extract and analyse data from a range of legal sources and reference these correctly; (PLO6)
4. Present information, together with analysis and argument, in a form which will be understood by its intended audience.(PLO8)
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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