Elements of Corporate and Business Law

The details
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
18 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BSC N400 Accounting,
BSC N401 Accounting (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N402 Accounting (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N404 Accounting (Including Placement Year)

Module description

The module gives non-specialist students an overview of the legal topics in the areas of corporate and business law.

Module aims

The purpose of this module is to provide non-specialist students an overview of the following legal topics:

• Elements of the legal system of the UK
• The impact of civil and on business and professional services
• The impact of criminal law on business and professional services
• Company law
• Contract law
• Employment law
• Legal issues in connection with the financing of companies
• Insolvency law

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
• Understand important legal principles involved in the business environment
• Evaluate key legal issues relevant in both an academic and a commercial context
• Conduct legal research
• Apply the law to issues and problems
• Satisfy professional accounting body requirements

Module information

Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)

This module facilitates the development of a range of transferable skills including (but not limited to) the following:

* Written Communication
* Oral Communication
* Research
* Critical Analysis
* Differentiation between relevant and irrelevant information
* Knowledge of developments in the law
* Time management and adherence to deadlines
* Application and adaptation of academic skills to a professional working environment
* Commercial awareness
* Submission of coherent and well-structured lines of argument supported by relevant academic and legal sources
* Ethical awareness and commitment required in being professional

Learning and teaching methods

There will be a two-hour lecture per week and a one-hour weekly class for ten weeks, followed by a revision lecture.


  • Kelly, David. (2017) Business law, [Place of publication not identified]: Taylor & Francis.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   AUTUMN ESSAY    100% 
Exam  1440 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%


Coursework Exam
30% 70%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Mohamad Albakjaji, email:
Mohamad Albakjaji



External examiner

Dr Javed Siddiqui
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Available via Moodle
Of 87 hours, 51 (58.6%) hours available to students:
36 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).


Further information
Essex Business School

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