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Graduate BL Course Descriptions

5105 Legal Aspects of Business Prerequisite(s): Admission to Executive MBA Program.

Application of law to managerial decisions and the relationship between legal and business strategy examining the role of the courts; litigation and alternative dispute resolutions; fundamentals of contract, tort, and criminal law; government regulation of business; legal forms of business organizations; ethical considerations in business; international business transactions.

5303 Seminar in Employment Law Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

A study of the legal and regulatory framework governing the employment relationship, with particular emphasis on a business manager's role in providing the informed leadership necessary to maintain a workplace free of discrimination. The course will include topics such as employment contracts, equal opportunity law (discrimination, sexual harassment, affirmative action), wrongful discharge, and employee privacy.

5304 Legal Aspects of Financial and Commercial Transactions Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Legal issues encountered in conducting financial and commercial business transactions in business. Students will gain knowledge to prepare them to participate in these transactions, particularly with regard to financial and accounting aspects of the transactions. The course will include a study of laws relating to business organizations, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, documents of title, bankruptcy, securities regulations, and accountants' legal liability.

5305 Legal Aspects of Management Decisions Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Application of law to managerial decisions and the relationship between legal and business strategy examining the role of the courts; litigation and alternative dispute resolutions; fundamentals of contract, tort, and criminal law; government regulation of business; legal forms of business organizations; ethical considerations in business; international business transactions.

5310 Cyber Law Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing

A study of legal issues relating to cyberspace and the management of technology. Students will examine emerging cyber law issues such as jurisdiction; ownership and protection of intellectual property; electronic commerce; regulation of privacy, security, and online speech; and computer crimes, as well as international law and ethical issues in this area. The course is designed to provide an active learning environment for business students to prepare them to effectively manage technological innovations.

5V98 Special Studies in Business Law Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Individualized research in business law. Students' proposal for special study project must be approved bys the supervising faculty member. Offered on demand and by consent of the advisor for one to six semester hours. May be repeated under a different topic but not to exceed six maximum degree hours.

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