BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

BUSM-294 - Business Law - 3.00 Credits

BUSM-294 - Business Law - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to fundamental legal concepts, principles, and issues that are relevant to Canadian business. It promotes an understanding of how these legal concepts and issues are applied to specific problems in business. Topics include an introduction to the Canadian legal system, the law of torts, and the law of contracts. An in-depth investigation is then made in specific areas of contract and business law, including: sale of goods, contracts, employment contracts, the law of agency, corporations, secured transactions, the law of real property and mortgages, and negotiable instruments.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Administrative Studies Diploma - Diploma Completion Plan
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH-057 , or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12; and/or Foundations of Math 11; or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand the fundamental legal structure of the Canadian system;

  • understand how legal concepts are applied to specific problems in business; and

  • be familiar with specific areas of contract law as the law relates to business.
  • Text and Materials: Easson, A.J., J.E. Smyth and D.A. Soberman. The Law and Business Administration in Canada. Current Edition. Scarborough, ON: Prentice Hall Canada Inc, 1998.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
  • To clarify and supplement material presented in the text and in the classroom.
  • „h To collect and mark assignments, tests and exams in order to evaluate individual progress.
  • To provide additional assistance to students by appointment.
  • To give students at least one week to complete Hand-in assignments.

  • To read and study the assigned chapters prior to each and every class.
  • To conscientiously complete Practice assignments and to discuss problem areas with the instructor or a classmate.

  • To conscientiously complete Hand-in assignments and submit them on or before the Due Date.
  • To review and stay current with course material to effectively cope with tests and exams.

  • To attend all classes.
  • Do extra work as needed to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful in this course.

  • Education Council approved October 2000.