Module Title:Business Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 3 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The learning outcomes detailed above will be achieved through the following:- • Lectures – outlining of knowledge and ideas to student • Independent Learning – students directed to relevant reading materials (conventional and e-learning) with a view to embedding and enhancing outline knowledge and developing independent research skills • Class Discussion/Debate – students to engage in class discussions to develop communication and analytical skills • Project Work/Problem Solving – students to work together to solve various legal scenarios.
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to give students an introduction to the Irish Legal System, explore aspects of Contract and Company law and apply the knowledge acquired to solving relevant legal problems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate the operation of the Irish legal system in a business context.
LO2 Outline and analyse the key concepts of relevance to business in Contract and Company Law.
LO3 Apply knowledge acquired to determine the likely outcome in fictional business scenarios.
LO4 Identify the main regulatory issues arising in the area of business.
Pre-requisite learning
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Overview of Irish Legal System
• Sources of Law • Constitution/Legislation/EU/International Law • Court System • Administration of Justice
Introduction to Contract Law
• Formation • Terms • Misrepresentation • Remedies for breach
Introduction to Company Law
• Forms of Business Organisation • Incorporation of a company • Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement • Shareholders and Shares • Management and Administration (Directors) • Liquidations, Receiverships and Examinerships
Introduction to Employment Law
Employment Contract - Workplace Relations Act 2015 - Employment Rights
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment15.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Class Exam 1,2 15.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project/Presentation 1,2,4 15.00 n/a
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Terminal Examination 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 3.67
Total Hours 200.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: Business or Digital Marketing 2 Mandatory
CW_BWBBS_D Bachelor of Business in Business (Options: Business or Digital Marketing) 2 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 2 Mandatory