A broad coverage of international legal issues including: corporate law, insolvency, corruption, competition law, IPR and international contracts.
BSc (Hons) Management (Accounting and Finance)
Gain the skills required to become a dynamic manager and focus on accounting and finance from second year onwards.
Study core and specialist areas of business and management according to your personal or academic interests or career ambitions. Specialise in accounting and finance whilst still benefitting from a huge amount of choice across this flexible course.
Graduate employers look for candidates with work experience, practical skills and professionalism. This course is available with an optional work placement year. Put theory into practice, build your confidence, earn a salary and enhance your employability.
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BSc Management (Accounting and Finance)
Year of entry: 2020
Course unit details:
Business Law 2: Law and the Modern Corporation in an International Context
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
- To introduce students to contrasting international attitudes to legal regulation and usage;
- To familiarise students with legal terminology and institutions;
- To introduce students to substantive law in the basic areas of international corporate law;
- To enable students to identify international legal risk and avoid liability where possible, or to recognise when expert advice is necessary;
- To enable students to analyse potential legal problems and work effectively alongside expert advisers.
By the end of this module students should be able to :
- Identify key institutions, concepts and definitions in this area ;
- Use the correct legal terminology;
- Research and evaluate a variety of specialist sources of law;
- Understand and apply substantive law ( civil & criminal ; national & supra-national ) ;
- Recognise and comply with a range of attitudes to the legal regulation of business ;
- Recognise, evaluate and resolve a variety of legal issues arising in international commerce.
Teaching and learning methods
Methods of Delivery
Lectures and seminars
Total study hours: 100 hours split between lectures, classes, self study and preparation for classes, coursework and examinations.
Virtual Learning Environment
Lecture slides and seminar materials will be provided on Blackboard
Informal Contact Methods
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions
- Skills highlighted include: ¿ Precision-based subject ¿ Group study & team work : allocation ; co-ordination; application & presentation ¿ Individual cold-start research ¿ Recognition & evaluation of new developments in the field ¿ Hands-on application of primary resources ¿ Practical case study analysis
Group Presentation exercise 40%
2.5 hour examination 60%
The examination will consist of three sections: section A is a compulsory case study ; section B is a compulsory problem question ; section C is a choice of seen essay.
The coursework will consist of a 20 minute group presentation, recorded by the group and submitted as a video file. Assessment is on an individual basis.
In class and ad hoc as required.
This list contains suggested texts and websites for research and reference purposes. You may find it useful to purchase a Company Law textbook ; any general Business Law textbook you may already have will usually contain a section on Company Law
n.b. page numbers will not be given – you are expected to locate information as part of your skills development.
n.b. always double check you are using the latest edition !!!
Hanson, Learning Legal Skills & Reasoning ( Routledge )
Haigh, Legal English ( Routledge )
(now the portal for Companies House, Revenue & Customs, Business & Innovation, Competition & Markets Authority, Office of Fair Trading, Financial Conduct Authority etc – transitional stage - some original hyperlinks are still being used in tandem )
Bourne, Bourne on Company Law ( Routledge )
Boyle & Bird, Company Law ( Jordans )
Dignam & Lowry, Company Law ( OUP )
Gower & Davies, Principles of Modern Company Law ( Sweet & Maxwell )
Sealy & Worthington, Cases & Materials in Company Law ( OUP )
Dine & Koutsias, Company Law ( Palgrave Macmillan : Law Masters )
Harrington,Company Law (OUP)
BRIBERY , MONEY LAUNDERING etc
as above plus
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Fiona King||Unit coordinator|
Dependent course units: N/A
Programme Restrictions: Available only on the following programmes: Level 2 BSc Management/Management (specialism), BSc International Management, BSc International Management with American Business Studies and Level 3 BSc/BA IBFE, BA (Econ). Core for Level 3 BSc Accounting.
For Academic Year 2019/20
Updated: May 2019
Approved by: March UG Committee
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