The Legal and Ethical Environments of Business
The goal of this course is to provide students and their businesses with information that can prevent legal conflicts. Through a multi-faceted curriculum, students will learn to understand and appreciate the interrelationship between law and business. While the course is not intended to make students legal experts, it will help them analyze legal problems, recognize how law influences business and management decision making in these areas, and improve their management skills when faced with legal issues.
During the first sessions, lessons focus on understanding basic legal terms, the procedural context of litigation, and the legal system in general. Students also work on developing skills for critical thinking, problem solving, and legal analysis. For the balance of the semester, the course will explore management decision making in situations that have legal implications.
By the end of the course, online Master of Business Administration students will be able to:
- Understand the legal system and selected areas of the law that affect business
- Develop skills for critical thinking, problem solving, and legal analysis
- Make and implement business and management decisions which are influenced by law