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MGMT 390 : Business Law

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Business Law
A survey of the legal aspects of business transactions is provided. Areas covered include contracts, agency, bailment, negotiable instruments, partnerships, corporations, consumer credit, and the government's influence on business law.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the legal setting of business, as well as its relationship to one’s personal affairs, in a meaningful, accurate, and interesting manner. It contributes to the overall objectives of the management degree programs and should be taken prior to enrollment in the 400-level courses.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Recognize the role and importance of the legal environment of business. Describe how the law affects both business and society in conducting commercial transactions.

2. Discuss the nature and role of jurisdiction over subject matter, property, and location.

3. Explain the role, nature, history, and operational functions of various federal and state courts in the American Jurisprudence system.

4. Describe the major differences existing between torts, which are private wrongs, and public crimes as they affect the business community.

5. Recognize the nature, formation, and classification of corporations and partnerships and explain their role in business.

6. Assess the legal formation of contracts. Analyze breach of contracts and all of the implications. Explain what condition must prevail in order for a contract to be valid or void. Discuss the UCC.

7. Explain bailments and negotiable instruments as they apply to the legal environment of business.

8. Explain agency in the legal setting of business.

9. Analyze commercial problems dealing with consumer credit and bankruptcy.

10. Explain employment law and the government’s influence on business law.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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