AC5004: Business law

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AC5004: Business law

Module Title Business law
Module Code AC5004
Module Tutor Charlotte Park-Morton
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

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.

Indicative Syllabus

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.

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.       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)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 120
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words
002: 50% Written Exam: End of module, unseen, closed book: 2.00 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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