Project Management Training
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Business Law


This seminar covers the following topics:
  1. Basics of contract law including offer and acceptance, impact of the Uniform Commercial Code, assignments and termination.
  2. Commonly enforced equity principles such as the law of agency, apparent authority and implied consent.
  3. Legal liability-identifying sources and trying to control or avoid it.
  4. Important distinctions between corporations and other business organizations.
  5. Concepts in intellectual property secrets, trademarks, confidentiality provisions and proprietary information.

Learning Objectives

The course is intended to provide students with an understanding of:
  • Basic contract law, including offer & acceptance, assignment and termination
  • The role of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commonly enforced equitable principles such as Respondeat Superior and the Rule of Avoidable Consequences
  • Basic agency law concerning apparent authority and implied authority
  • Important distinctions between corporations and other types of business organizations
  • Fundamental concepts behind trademarks, copyrights and patents


At the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Identify contract situations subject to the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Identify and explain basic contract elements
  • Recognize instances of apparent or implied authority
  • Identify the threshold distinctions among patents, copyrights and trademarks as different types of intellectual property
  • Apply expected value analysis and decision tree analysis to project scenarios and make recommendations based on these models.
  • Explain the importance of the concept of corporate limited liability
  • Students will demonstrate the foregoing by means of discussions and exercises throughout the course.
Find out how you can apply this course towards a noncredit Certificate in Project Management!

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