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Business Law

Module name (EN): Business Law
Degree programme: International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: BITM-220
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 2
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam (90 minutes / can be repeated semesterly)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
BITM-220 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 2, mandatory course
BITM-220 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2015, semester 2, mandatory course
BITM-220 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 2, mandatory course
BITM-220 International Tourism-Management, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020, semester 2, mandatory course
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):
BITM-130 Fundamentals of Law

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
BITM-420 International Contract Law and Law for Managers in the Tourism Industry

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Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
- be familiar with the most important types of contracts, in particular sales law
- know commercial and corporate law
- be able to handle relevant legal texts independently
- understand 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

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Module content:
Special law of obligations: Complete overview of special contracts under the law of obligations; the sales contract (including defective performance) will be dealt with in more detail.
Commerical law: (Concept of "merchant law", commercial and company register, company, commercial powers of attorney, transfer of a company to a new entity, commercial transactions)
Corporate law: Partnerships and corporations, a brief introduction to European company forms.

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture based on introductory cases with exercises for solving legal cases
Board and slides
Learning material from the Internet (charts, diagrams, practice cases)

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Recommended or required reading:
- Hirsch, Christoph, Schuldrecht Besonderer Teil, Nomos, Baden-Baden, latest
- Brox, Hans/Walker, Wolf, Besonderes Schuldrecht, C.H. Beck
  München, latest edition
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Grundzüge des Handelsrechts, Vahlen, München, latest
- Klunzinger, Eugen, Grundzüge des Gesellschaftsrechts, Vahlen, München,    
  latest edition

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