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Business Law

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Business Law
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BIBW-220
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
4VU (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

[updated 14.03.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BIBW-220 (P420-0226) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 2, mandatory course
BIBW-220 (P420-0226) International Business, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 2, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BIBW-130 Fundamentals of Law

[updated 06.01.2024]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BIBW-432 Taxation (focus module)
BIBW-621 International Contract and Competition Law (compulsory elective module 2)

[updated 07.01.2020]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck
Prof. Dr. Holger Buck

[updated 19.12.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the most important types of contracts in commercial law;
  in particular sales law
- know commercial and corporate law
- be able to handle the relevant legal texts in English independently
- be familiar and have worked with English legal terminology
- be able to recognize the relevance of regulations for business practice
- be capable of developing solutions to concrete cases in the areas of sales, commercial
  and corporate law by classifying the problem,
  subsuming the facts under the characteristics of the relevant regulations and
  deriving the result from them
- be able to review the results based on general legal value judgements

[updated 04.02.2020]
Module content:
General overview of special contractual obligations, in-depth look at contracts of sale; based on a contract of sale; Defective Performance;
Commerical law: Tasks, functions and structure; Merchant status; Company and business registers; Company; Commercial powers of attorney; Commercial transactions;
Corporate law: Partnerships and corporations together with a brief introduction to European company forms.

[updated 04.02.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Interactive lecture with integrated case studies
- Visualizing slides
- Learning material posted in eLearning management system

[updated 08.04.2019]
Recommended or required reading:
- Brox, H. / Henssler, M. Handelsrecht. München: C. H. Beck, latest edition.
- Brox, H. / Walker, W. Besonderes Schuldrecht, München: C.H. Beck, latest edition.
- Gildeggen, R.  u. a. Wirtschaftsprivatrecht: Kompaktwissen für Betriebswirte. Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter Oldenbourg, latest edition.
- Kindler, P. Grundkurs Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht. München: C. H. Beck, latest edition.
- Linhart, K. / Fabry, R. Englische Rechtssprache: Ein Studien- und Arbeitsbuch. München: C. H. Beck, latest edition.
- Robbers, G. An introduction to German law. Baden-Baden: Nomos, latest Edition.

[updated 09.04.2019]
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