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 Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the Irish legal system and sources of Irish law.
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding of how (1) contract, (2) tort (3) company and (4) employment law apply in a business context.
LO3 Analyse problems and propose solutions by applying the law to specific situations.
LO4 Effectively communicate the legal principles arising in the area of business both orally and in writing.
LO5 Demonstrate an ability to appraise up-to-date knowledge with respect to the development of the law.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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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
Introduction to Tort Law
• Defamation • Negligence • Occupiers liability
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Other Article/Case review 1,4,5 20.00 n/a
Other Student will be provided with a case scenario(s) and must apply the legal principles to the case scenario and produce: • Individual Presentation • Supporting paper • Reflection 2,3,4,5 80.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 11.87
Total Hours 250.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BWBUS_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) Options: in Business or Digital Marketing 3 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_D Bachelor of Business Options: Business or Digital Marketing 3 Mandatory
CW_BWBUS_C Higher Certificate in Business 3 Mandatory