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    Jul 18, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MGMT-203 The Legal Environment of Business (3)


Effective organizational management and decision making requires a basic understanding of the relationship between the private and public and sectors. This course serves as a broad overview of the interaction between business and law in the United States and in international societies. The course provides a framework for this study by focusing on three distinct areas. First, students learn about basic legal theory and judicial process. Next, students study the fundamental underpinnings of the business law such as contracts, torts, property, etc. Finally, students focus on the regulatory environment of business and critical topics such as Internet law, consumer protection, securities regulation, and environmental protection. The course prepares students to spot U.S. and international legal issues in a global business context.