BE116-6-AU-CO:
Elements of Corporate and Business Law

The details
2024/25
Essex Business School
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 13 December 2024
15
23 July 2024

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
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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 aims of this module are:



  • 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

By the end of this module, students will be expected to 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


 



Module information

Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills) 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

This module is normally delivered via:

  • One 2-hour lecture per week followed by
  • One 1-hour weekly workshop.
  • Plus a revision lecture.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   AUTUMN ESSAY    100% 
Exam  Main exam: In-Person, Closed Book, 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) 
Exam  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.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
30% 70%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Joshua Obeng-Nyarko, email: jkoben@essex.ac.uk.
Joshua Obeng-Nyarko
ebsugcol@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Idlan Rabihah Zakaria
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 32 (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.

 

Further information
Essex Business School

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