Elements of Corporate and Business Law
Essex Business School
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
15 September 2023
Requisites for this module
BSC N400 Accounting,
BSC N401 Accounting (Including Foundation Year),
BSC N402 Accounting (Including Year Abroad),
BSC N404 Accounting (Including Placement Year)
The module gives non-specialist students an overview of the legal topics in the areas of corporate and business law.
The purpose of this module is to provide non-specialist students an overview of the following legal topics:
1. Elements of the legal system of the UK
2. The impact of civil and on business and professional services
3. The impact of criminal law on business and professional services
4. Company law
5. Contract law
6. Employment law
7. Legal issues in connection with the financing of companies
8. Insolvency law
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
1. Understand important legal principles involved in the business environment
2. Evaluate key legal issues relevant in both an academic and a commercial context
3. Conduct legal research
4. Apply the law to issues and problems
5. Satisfy professional accounting body requirements
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
* 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
The module is normally delivered through a two-hour lecture per week and a one-hour weekly class for ten weeks, followed by a revision lecture.
Worthington, S. (2016) Sealy & Worthington's Text, Cases, and Materials in Company Law
. 11th edn. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198722052.001.0001
French, D., Mayson, S.W. and Ryan, C. (2020) Mayson, French & Ryan on Company Law
. 37th edn. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198870029.001.0001
Morse, G. (2020) Partnership and LLP law
. Ninth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198832799.001.0001
Adams, A. (2018) Law for business students
. Tenth edition. Harlow [England]: Pearson Education Limited. Available at: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/universityofessex-ebooks/detail.action?docID=5291779
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
||Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period)
||Reassessment Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during September (Reassessment Period)
Additional coursework information
Skills for Your Professional Life
• A1- Synthesis and bringing together concepts and ideas
• A2- Critical thinking skills
• A3- Evaluation of evidence
• A4- Creative problem solving
• A5- Recognise rival conceptual
• S4- Showing own initiative
• C5- Argumentation/essay writing
• T1- Using Microsoft
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Joshua Obeng-Nyarko, email: email@example.com.
Dr Joshua Obeng-Nyarko
Dr Idlan Rabihah Zakaria
Available via Moodle
Of 26 hours, 26 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
Disclaimer: The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its Module Directory is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can
be necessary to make changes, for example to programmes, modules, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements,
industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to modules may for example consist
of variations to the content and method of delivery or assessment of modules and other services, to discontinue modules and other services and to merge or combine modules.
The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications and module directory.
The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.