In response to a changing competitive environment, the flexible employee is a valuable asset to the business. As a consequence, their skills, knowledge and decision making are widening. The module addresses the areas of law applicable to businesses operating in engineering and manufacturing, thus providing an awareness of the many aspects of the law that are relevant to the management task. This awareness is developed sufficiently to allow the appropriate initial action to be taken when an event occurs, calling on specialist legal support whenever necessary and to introduce methods of best practice to minimise problems of a legal nature.
Upon successful completion participants will be able to:
Determine those aspects of the law that are likely to impact on their day-to-day job as a manager in a company operating internationally;
- Determine the legal principles that relate to e-business, particularly in appropriate B2B areas and assess the impact of information technology on legal obligations;
i) potential legal implications of operational and functional management and
ii) the need for and sources of specialist legal advice;
Analyse the legal consequences of various traditional and emerging forms of business structure;
Analyse the distinctions between the legal systems of the UK, the European Union and elsewhere;
Relate legal issues to conventional and virtual enterprises.
Structure of law in the context of global systems, including the WTO as well as domestic and international jurisdictions
Introduction to the legal system and the legal status of a company
Types of business entity. The legal implications of carrying on a business
The law relating to specific areas such as: legal obligations (contractual and non-contractual), intellectual property, employment, health and safety and the environment
Obligations of the employer in relation to the individual employment relationship, as well as the impact of external regulation, including relations with trade unions
Basic distinctions between legal systems
Comparisons of legal issues relating to traditional and electronic business transactions
- 4000 Word PMA (75% weighting)
- Group Presentation (IMA) (25% weighting)
1 week, including 28.5 hours of lectures and 7.5.hours of seminars
This is a course module on MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations.
Please note: the details of this module are correct for the current year of study and may be subject to change for future years.