BUSINESS LAW & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE - MINOR

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Minoring in Business Law & Corporate Governance will enable you to develop a robust understanding of the legal and ethical impact of business practices and the global economy. You will learn about contracts, commercial transactions, forms of business entities and other legal issues. You also learn how business entities are governed and managed and the rights and obligations of the entities’ stakeholders. Most importantly, Business Law & Corporate Governance minors are presented with a focus on ethical decision making and socially responsible behavior.

Earning a Minor

You must complete three of the required courses listed below; two must be Business Law (BL) courses, one of which must be BL 2135 or BL 2185.

REQUIRED MINOR COURSES

Description: The law of agency, partnerships and corporations; personal property; the Uniform Commercial Code sections dealing with secured transactions and negotiable instruments; moral and ethical dimensions; comparison with other legal systems.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2007
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Contemporary issues and topics which affect the legal environment of business.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2007
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Spring 2020
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

3 cr. from either: 
    a.  BL 2150 – Real Estate Princs Pracs (through Spring 2020), OR
    b.  RES 2250 – Real Estate Law (available starting Fall 2020)

Description: The nature, sources, functions and practical applications of International Law, approached from a perspective of the individual, governments, and business entities. Emphasis on the "rules" that govern doing business globally and resolving disputes.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2007
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Elements for legal agreements; Uniform Commercial Code Article 2; moral and ethical dimensions; comparison with other legal systems.

  • Prerequisites: VSB 2007
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: Writing Enhanced Requirement

Description: Focuses on the behavioral dimension of managerial action and decision-making with emphasis on the underlying theory and ethical components of effective leadership. Individual self awareness of motivating values and effective participation on team projects emphasized.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Explores globalization and its implications for corporate social responsibility. Drawing from multiple disciplines and perspectives, students examine stakeholder claims and issues related to the environment, labor, and human rights, and analyze corporations' response to these pressures using specific cases and examples.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2007
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Help students gain insights about the nature of culture, the nature of leadership, and their intersection. Provide students with an increased understanding of, (1) existing theory and research on different leadership and culture topics and, (2) themselves with respect to leadership development and cultural intelligence.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE

Description: Interactive study of business ethics within a global economy. Alternative ethical theories across and within different cultures are presented. Both Western and non-Western traditions are explored to develop a framework useful to address ethical challenges as they arise globally.

  • Prerequisites: (VSB 2020 and VSB 2009 (concurrency) or VSB 2010 (concurrency) or VSB 2030 (concurrency) and VSB 2040 (concurrency)) or MGT 1102
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Last Offered: Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017
  • CRSE Attributes: NONE


 


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