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IB3G4 - Law for Entrepreneurs

  • Module code: IB3G4
  • Module name: Law for Entrepreneurs
  • Department: Warwick Business School
  • Credit: 12, 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module is aimed at providing the essential legal knowledge required by a potential entrepreneur in the UK. The module will afford WBS students a broader insight into business law and encourage post-graduation entrepreneurialism.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module you should be able to: understand the basic principles of copyright and intellectual property as applied to new business ventures; understand the legal requirements relating to trades descriptions, sales of goods and distance selling; understand the basic legal regulations applied to data protection and privacy; understand the concept and application of standard term contracting in business, the key contractual terms and terms deemed unfair at law; understand the methods by which a business may pursue payment of debts and the potential penalties for late payment of commercial debts; understand the regulation of health and safety in the workplace; understand the legal requirements involved in lawfully hiring, managing and dismissing workers or employees; demonstrate legal research skills, the ability to analyse legal problems and to apply problem-solving techniques to hypothetical problems; demonstrate the ability critically to evaluate legal principles and law in practice.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 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: IB3G4-12)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 75%
15 CATS (Module code: IB3G4-15)
D2 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 15%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 75%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (F3N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Physics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (F3ND) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Chemistry and Business Studies (FN11) - Year 3
  • Chemistry and Business Studies(with Intercalated Year) (FN12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (G1N2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Business Studies (G1NC) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (G5N1) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Management Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (G5NA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (GN51) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies (with Intercalated Year) (GN5A) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering and Business Studies (HN11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate International Business (N140) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with French (N1R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with German (N1R2) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Italian (N1R3) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate International Business with Spanish (N1R4) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (N201) - Year 3
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N202) - Year 4
  • BSc in International Management (N203) - Year 4
  • BSc in Management (with Intercalated Year/UPP) (N210) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (NN35) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Accounting and Finance (with Intercalated Year/Undergraduate Partnership Programme) (NN36) - Year 4