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2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog 
2019-2020 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BUA 518 - Legal, Ethical, and International Environment of Business

The phenomenon of globalization has affected virtually every aspect of business. In the interconnected and interdependent global economy, commercial transactions
and international financial contracts have proliferated. Yet, the world is an assortment of more than 300 jurisdictions, each with its own rules and regulations. This has resulted in a complex international legal environment, often tangled with inconsistent legal rules and unpredictable judicial interpretative actions. Within this context, this course provides an overview of the legal aspects of international business transactions and will introduce students to the international legal framework. We will examine topics central to international business law, from the role of comparative law, to the laws governing multinational enterprises;foreign investment; money and banking; and sales of goods, services, labor, transportation, financing, and taxation. We will critically evaluate the substantive principles of law in relation to intellectual property rights, consumer protection, international sale of goods, and transnational dispute resolution by mediation, arbitration, and litigation. This will include consideration of the impact of law on international trade, globalization and regionalism, and the global monetary system. The course will also examine how globalization, deregulation, and technology create a highly competitive environment that affects the operational purpose and future of human resource management.

Credits: 3