Course Number:
BA 225
Transcript Title:
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Law
Jul 27, 2022
Jun 29, 2023
Total Credits:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture / Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
Satisfies General Education requirement:
Grading Options
A-F, P/NP, Audit
Default Grading Options
Repeats available for credit:

IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98

Course Description

Examines the legal and regulatory landscape for the successful entrepreneur. Includes topics in business formation, agency relationships, intellectual property, employment law, antitrust regulation, and dispute resolution. Prerequisites: IRW 115 or WR 115 or equivalent placement; placement into MTH 65 or MTH 98. Audit available.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically analyze the meaning of selected judicial cases and statutes.
  2. Effectively employ standard business law terminology.
  3. Knowledgeably discuss contemporary legal issues related to managing a business.
  4. Apply business law concepts to solve practical business problems.

Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment methods may include: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, and small group problem-solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, oral presentations.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content

  • Relationships between Principal and Agent
  • Liability of Principal and Agent; Termination of Agency
  • Partnerships: General Characteristics and Formation
  • Partnership Operation and Termination
  • Relations among Partners Operation: The Partnership and Third Parties Dissolution and Winding Up
  • Limited Partnerships Limited Liability Companies Other Forms
  • Corporation: General Characteristics and Formation
  • Securities Regulation
  • Employment Law
  • Introduction Federal Employment Discrimination Laws Employment at Will Other Employment-Related Laws
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Consumer Credit Transactions
  • Secured Transactions and Suretyship
  • Bankruptcy
  • Introduction to Property: Personal Property and Fixtures