Corporate and Business Law OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Business Law Class by The Open University

Published Feb 13, 2009

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'Company Law in Context,' an OpenCourseWare that is provided by The Open University, helps students to develop an understanding of business law and its proper applications. Business owners, law practitioners and undergraduate students interested in pursuing a law or business career will benefit from the information that is provided in this intermediate-level course.

Company Law in Context: Course Specifics

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Company Law in Context: Course Description

The Open University's Law Department offers this OpenCourseWare entitled, 'Company Law in Context,' which examines the characteristics of businesses their structures. From the outset of the course, students are encouraged to contemplate the concept of 'company law' and the various contexts in which it is applied. The course investigate business law from a variety of perspectives and answers questions, like how a company is defined. Does a company's involvement in sales, design or production make a difference in its legal status? Important terms, including company, business, capital or identifying forms of business organizations, business mediums, sole traders and partnerships are defined and discussed. 'Company Law in Context' encourages students to utilize their problem-solving and decision-making skills to evaluate and assess challenges facing modern businesses. Hopefully, by the end of the course, students will have the knowledge necessary to avoid the potential pitfalls that can lead to business failure.

The materials for this course consist of online unit notes, discussion forums, a learning journal, and knowledge maps. If you are interested in taking advantage of this OpenCourseWare, visit the company law course page.

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