Module Title:Commercial Law
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 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 develop the students knowledge of the legal and regulatory aspects of business which they have gained at Stage 2 of the Programme including an introduction to legal principles of banking, insurance and investment industries in Ireland, together with a knowledge and understanding of the legal issues which arise in the context of e-Commerce.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Interpret the legal context in which business, including insurance and financial services, operate.
LO2 Analyse the key regulatory mechanisms in the insurance and financial services industry.
LO3 Interpret and apply statutory provision in the context of a range of financial services, including banking, investment and insurance in order to determine the likely outcome in fact-based problem scenarios.
LO4 Identify and understand the key legal issues that arise in commercial setting including transactions conducted electronically.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Consumer Protection and e-Commerce
- Sale of Goods /Product Liability - Consumer Credit - Online Transactions
Intellectual Property Law
Patents - Trademarks - Copyright
Information Technology Law
Data Protection - Online Privacy - e-Commerce
Banking Law
- Introduction to Credit Facilities - Legal aspects of Credit and Security
Financial Services
Legislative Framework - Role of the Central Bank
Insurance Industry
- The Insurance Contract - Principles of Insurance • Overview of Pensions, Funds, UCITS, Non-USITS
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination n/a 1,4 30.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 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 1.50
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.83
Total Hours 100.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: Business or Digital Marketing 3 Mandatory
CW_BWBBS_D Bachelor of Business in Business (Options: Business or Digital Marketing) 3 Mandatory