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3175. The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Also offered as: BADM 3720

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed or are taking BADM 3720. May not be taken out of sequence after passing BLAW 3274, 3277 or 3660.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to law, ethics, and social responsibility, and the foundation for advanced business law electives. Students learn to evaluate the impact of the legal and regulatory system on business operations, consider the role and functioning of legal institutions, and apply legal rules such as the Uniform Commercial Code to anticipate and avoid liability. Students gain experience identifying and solving legal and ethical problems using analytical tools.

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3252. Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability

Also offered as: BADM 3252, HRTS 3252, MKTG 3252

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business students of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking HRTS 3252.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the human rights implications of multinational enterprises’ global operations. Students learn how to assess corporate social impact through a human rights framework, consider the challenges of regulating the human rights impacts of global business, analyze international policy responses, and evaluate the effectiveness of different approaches to enforcing human rights standards for corporations.

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3253. Sustainability, Markets, and Society

Also offered as: BADM 3253, MKTG 3253

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course examines sustainability in the context of the natural and social ecosystems in which business operates. Students learn how the environmental and related social impacts of business are affected by the interactions of firms with laws, institutions, markets, and society. Students assess firm sustainability policies and practices and examine innovations undertaken by different business functions and industries. Students practice developing ethically-aware policies to achieve sustainability and resilience and to generate positive environmental and social outcomes.

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3254. Business Solutions for Societal Challenges

Also offered as: BADM 3254, HRTS 3254, MKTG 3254

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business students of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking HRTS 3254.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to market-based solutions to social and human rights challenges. Students learn how to identify societal challenges from a human rights perspective and business’s role in addressing these challenges. Students will assess the modalities that businesses can adopt to generate positive social impact and will critically analyze business responses to societal challenges.

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3274. Real Estate Law

Also offered as: BADM 3274

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the legal and ethical aspects of real estate law. Students learn to explain and distinguish basic legal concepts related to ownership, real estate interests, real estate closings, brokerage, property management, financing methods, and taxation. Students gain practical experience navigating legal documents and performing a limited title search.

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3277. Law and Ethics for Professional Accountants

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the legal and professional liability of accountants, ethical reasoning, integrity, and other core values of accounting institutions. Students learn to understand and apply the legal rules governing contract formation, contract performance, breach, bankruptcy, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Students gain experience in legal and ethical decision making in commercial transactions

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3660. International Business Law

Also offered as: BADM 3660

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the legal and ethical environment of international business. Students learn the foundations of the international legal system, contrast laws and values of selected regions and countries, examine international treaties and entities, identify the law applicable to international trade and business transactions, distinguish rules and procedures governing international dispute resolution, and evaluate the impact of these factors on global business operations. Students gain experience negotiating and drafting international contracts.

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3673. Corporate Governance and Business Organizations

Also offered as: BADM 3673

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an advanced understanding of the legal, ethical, and public policy aspects of managing business organizations. Students learn how legal rules are used to establish a business organization; facilitate corporate decision making; manage the rights and duties of officers, directors, and shareholders; address financial, operational, and enterprise risks; execute corporate transactions; and ensure corporate integrity and responsibility. Students gain experience advising and assessing companies from the perspective of a manager, auditor, and investor.

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3677. The Law of Business Transactions

Also offered as: BADM 3677

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to Business majors of junior or higher status. Not open to students who have passed or are taking BLAW 3277.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the law that shapes and guides commercial transactions. Students learn to understand and apply the legal rules governing contract formation, contract performance and breach, bankruptcy, and personal property, among other areas.

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3678. Intellectual Property Law and Ethics in the Digital Age

Also offered as: BADM 3678

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to the legal and ethical environment of digital media. Students learn to apply intellectual property law and other legal concepts as they pertain to contemporary media and communication. Students gain experience identifying and solving legal and ethical dilemmas encountered by digital media and technology firms and to evaluate the global legal implications of digital media use.

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3681. Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Also offered as: BADM 3681

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BLAW 3175 or BADM 3720; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course provides an introduction to legal and ethical issues affecting new and growing businesses. Students learn to distinguish and choose between legal forms for the business, identify, evaluate, and protect against legal risk inherent in starting, running, expanding and liquidating a business. Students gain experience protecting valuable assets by legal means.

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4881. Internship in Business Law

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Completion of freshman-sophomore level School of Business requirements; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Designed to provide students with an opportunity for a supervised internship relevant to one or more areas in business law. Students will work under the supervision of one or more professionals in the specialty in question. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and a detailed written report submitted by the student. Formerly offered as BLAW 4891.

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4893. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Special topics taken in a foreign study program.

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4895. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary by section; open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Classroom course in special topics in law as announced in advance for each semester. With a change in content may be repeated for credit.

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4899. Independent Study

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to business majors of junior or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

Individual study of special topics as mutually arranged between student and instructor.

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