ACAF70044
Business Law
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 63.0
Credit Value: 4.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2020
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Adv Cert Accounting & Finance
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20200106_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered in two formats - online (Ontariolearn) and blended (on-campus and Slate). For the blended section, there will be 14 three-hour weekly sessions in-class, and each session will be followed or preceded by 1.5 hours of online learning activities. The online portion of the blended course is offered through Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Online learning often involves assigned weekly readings, research, assignments, quizzes, journal writing and discussion boards. Some courses may include live online class sessions that allow students and the instructor to engage and share resources as a group. Students will need reliable access to the internet and a laptop for this course. To be considered for the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF) National Examination eligibility, students must earn a minimum grade of 50% in this course and meet the additional standards of achievement as required by CPA Ontario's National Examination Policies.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students gain the basic legal literacy needed by business professionals to effectively manage legal risks and identify business opportunities arising from the legal environment through a combination of various learning techniques including interactive lectures, class discussions and case study analysis. Students explore an introduction to the Canadian legal system, tort law and professional liability, the principles of contract law, debtor and creditor relations, real and personal property, intellectual property, and forms of business organization (agency, sole proprietorship, partnership, and incorporation).

Program Context

 
Adv Cert Accounting & Finance Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This course is part of the ACAF cluster of course offerings.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to determine the appropriate steps to manage legal risks in a business context.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply legal analysis in evaluating business scenarios.
  2. Explain the importance of law in managing business risks and identifying business opportunities.
  3. Identify the fundamental features of the Canadian legal system including the court system.
  4. Describe the law of contracts, including what a contract is, how a contract is formed, remedies available for breach of contract, and contractual defects.
  5. Describe the law of tort including negligence torts and intentional torts.
  6. Evaluate the appropriate forms of business organization in different scenarios.
  7. Assess basic legal problems arising from business scenarios in the areas of contracts, torts, forms of business organization, banking, real and intellectual property and other areas.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS & ONLINE INSTRUCTION
 Online Case Analysis Discussions (10 x 2%)20.0%
 Research assignment10.0%
 Online quizzes (10 x 1%)10.0%
 Midterm Exam25.0%
 Cumulative Final Exam35.0%
Total100.0%



Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Online Case Analysis Discussions (10 x 2%)20.0%
 Research assignment10.0%
 Online quizzes (10 x 1%)10.0%
 Midterm Exam (in-person)25.0%
 Cumulative Final Exam (in-person)35.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL The following protocol applies to every course offered by the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
Online Multiple Professors Online CAPS Students
In-class & Online Instruction Multiple Professors CAPS Students

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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