43132 Business Law

Course Description

This introductory course provides students with an opportunity to study law and its impact on business.
Students will learn basic legal concepts and their application, build a vocabulary unique to business and the law
and develop critical thinking skills that are essential to analyzing cases and making sound business decisions.
The course will provide students with an opportunity to study current legal and ethical issues affecting business,
contracts, sales, and the Somali legal system. The knowledge and skills gained from Business Law are useful for careers in business, human resources, management, alternative dispute resolution, public policy, sales and entrepreneurship

Learning Objective

  • The objectives of this course will be:
  • 1. Torts for which businesses may be liable. • Contracts: offer, acceptance, consideration, defenses, breach, and remedies
  • 2. Negotiable instruments: what they are and how they work. • Agency: how agency is created, terminated, and controlled. •
  • 3. Employment law basics. • Legal advantages and disadvantages of corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, limited partnerships, and other entities
  • 4. Property laws for owning and leasing real property. • Business ethics and business crimes



Books for this Course

  • Gaylord A. Jentz, et al., West’s Business Law Alternate Edition, 11th Edition (Thomson 2008).

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016

Course Prerequisite