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MN10442: Introduction to business law

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: EX 100%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the BSc Business Administration.
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The unit initially aims to introduce students to and then move on to extend students' knowledge of the following: framework of commercial law and the fundamental legal concepts which affect businesses and individuals, their potential liabilities, and the ways in which they function.

Learning Outcomes:
On completing this unit students will be able to:
* understand the law relevant to contracts and torts, and the structure of the courts through which legal rights are enforced;
* understand contract terms, and the implications for the parties;
* consider the liability of businesses and individuals in respect of relevant areas of tort law including negligence;
* be aware of the principles of criminal liability.
Students are given a standard set of contract terms and a business context which forms the basis of the coursework exercise and the examination.

Intellectual skills
* Analyse legal materials; identify legal principles, exceptions and applications. (T)
* Understand the importance of clarity and consistency and applying those principles in the context of tutorials, assessed coursework and an examination. (T/F/A)
Professional skills
* Understand legal method in analysing appropriate resources, gathering legal material, and applying to specific problems. (T/F)

This course will equip students to understand the law relevant to contracts, non-contractual liability, including torts, and the structure of the courts through which legal rights are enforced. Students will be able to identify whether contract terms are applicable and the consequences of terms not being complied with. The liability of businesses and individuals in respect of relevant areas of tort and criminal law are also covered. Specific torts are considered in detail, in particular negligence and breach of statutory duty, including the elements to be proved, the issues of causation, liability, defences and remedies.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN10442 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc (hons) Business Administration (Full-time with Thin Sandwich Placements) - Year 1

MN10442 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AFB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time) - Year 1
  • UMMN-AKB02 : BSc (hons) Accounting and Finance (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 1

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.