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IB113 - Business Law

  • Module code: IB113
  • Module name: Business Law
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module focuses on the importance of contract law in the world of business. The module aims to introduce you to the way in which legal systems work, to develop an understanding of the main sources of law and the procedures involved in creating law. The module aims to develop legal skills including the analysis of legal problems.

Principal learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will: have developed an understanding of the way in which legal systems work, the main sources of law and the procedures involved in creating law, the hierarchy of the court systems and the importance of the doctrine of stare decisis; understand the basic concepts and and principles of contract law and the importance in business of contract formation, discharge and remedies; have developed legal skills including analysis of legal problems, and problem-solving techniques which can be applied to analyse a range of hypothetical problems; have gained experience in preparing and presenting legal arguments; have developed an ability to evaluate and criticise legal principles.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Departmental link

http://www.wbs.ac.uk/students/undergraduate/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: IB113-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 2
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 2
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Information Systems Management and Innovation (N211) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Foundation Year) (N4N4) - Year 2