Albers School of Business and Economics
Course Descriptions

Business Ethics and Business Law

  • 2015-2016 Graduate Catalog
    All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted.
    Syllabi information is for reference only; information may not be current.

  • Business Ethics

    BETH 5100 International Ethical and Cultural Issues

    This course examines the impact of ethics and culture on international business. Students focus on culture from a world view, examining cultural/ethical patterns by reference to specific existing cultures. MBA students may not receive credit for both BETH 5120 and BETH 5100.

    BETH 5120 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

    Provides students with an understanding of the social and natural environments within which moral issues in business arise. Within this framework it introduces students to both the ethical concepts and ethical principles, and the reasoning and analytical skills needed to resolve those moral dilemmas. MBA students may not receive credit for both BETH 5120 and BETH 5100. (Formerly MBA 5120)

    BETH 5910 - Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions.

    BETH 5940 International Study Tour: Business Ethics

    The study of ethical issues in business in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.

    BETH 5950 Internships

    For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

    BETH 5960 Independent Study

    Independent study. Individualized reading and reporting on a specific topic approved by an instructor. The program of study and conference times must total 30 hours of study and contact hours for every one-credit taken. Grading option negotiated with instructor for CR/F or letter grade (student option). (1 - 3 credits) 

    BETH 5990 Research Paper

    Business Law

    BLAW 5130 The Legal and Regulatory Environment

    Designed to help students analyze the legal and regulatory environment in which business operates. Provides essential information regarding the systems, institutions, and processes which are the framework for understanding the legal environment of business. Emphasis is on critical legal analysis through case study. Challenges students to offer solutions to management problems presented within the current legal environment. (Formerly MBA 5130)

    BLAW 5300 Real Estate Law

    Course designed to help students evaluate and understand real estate acquisitions. Topics covered include mortgages, deeds of trust, promissory notes, easements, liens, warranty deeds, special warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, encumbrances, taxes, legal descriptions, actions for specific performance, broker responsibilities, leases, community property, joint tenancy, tenancy in common, strategies for investment, negotiation techniques, types of financing, and escrow. 

    Prerequisite: BLAW 5130 or MBA 5230

    BLAW 5305 Legal Issues for New Ventures

    Designed to identify legal and regulatory challenges unique to new ventures and small businesses. Students will learn to use legal information as a critical management tool by analyzing legal issues as they arise in the life cycle of a new business. We will start at the beginning and work our way to the possible IPO, merger, and ultimate liquidation. Topics will include choosing the right business form, protecting founders interests, employee issues, intellectual property, financing, IPO process, mergers, social enterprise, and e-commerce. We will also consider lawyer-client and VC-company relationships. 

    Prerequisite:BLAW 5130 or MBA 5230

    BLAW 5310 International Law and Business

    This course examines the policy reasons for various U.S. import and export requirements, tariffs, and international business restrictions. Lectures include discussion of legal issues in international commercial transactions and host country regulations involving the European Community, the Pacific Rim, Canada, and third world countries. In addition, specific sections focus on international corporate, labor, and environmental issues.

    Prerequisite: BLAW 5130 or MBA 5230

    BLAW 5910 - Special Topics Courses

    See administrative office for prerequisites and course descriptions

    BLAW 5940 International Study Tour: Business Law

    The study of business law in the context of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details. 

    BLAW 5950 Internships

    For more about internships, visit the Placement Center

    BLAW 5960 Independent Study

    Independent study. Individualized reading and reporting on a specific topic approved by an instructor. The program of study and conference times must total 30 hours of study and contact hours for every one-credit taken. Grading option negotiated with instructor for CR/F or letter grade (student option). (1 - 3 credits) 

    BLAW 599 Research Paper