Business Law for Accounting

This course provides an introduction to areas of Canadian law relevant to business. It is specifically designed for the accounting student who requires an ability to identify legal issues relevant to business or, at a minimum, to recognize situations when to seek legal advice. Legal analysis of case studies will further give students context in the real world environment. The course includes the Canadian court system, dispute resolution mechanisms, business torts and professional liabilities, contracts and appropriate resolutions for breach, legal issues encountered by business in specific types of commercial contracts including sales, employment and insurance, debtor and creditor relationships, and negotiable instruments. The course also covers corporate governance, ethics, and legal considerations that arise in forms of business organizations.