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BUS5040

International Legal Environment of Business

In the global environment, it is of critical importance that organizations understand and follow the legal requirements for business. International Legal Environment of Business provides an in-depth analysis of various legal issues encountered while conducting business in an international arena. Learners examine the impact an ever-changing global economy has on effectuating sound business decisions.

A key concept is national sovereignty and how domestically applicable laws of developing and developed countries, international conventions, and treaties affect international business. Other topics include the effects of culture on business style, international trade considerations, and management of multinational corporations. Learners examine the importance of balancing cultural, political and ethical issues with legal/regulatory constraints as they pertain to doing business in the global economy. Concepts are delivered through authentic case studies and legal analyses of international scenarios.

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Course level

Course level

Graduate

Course duration

Course duration

max. 8 weeks

Estimated time per week

Estimated time per week

10-15 hours

Course prerequisites

Course prerequisites

None

Cost

Cost

$ -

Course credits

Course credits

3

Relevant jobs

Relevant jobs

Compliance officers, HR Managers, Solicitors

What will I learn?

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Examine the sources of international law that affect global business transactions

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Analyze the role that cultural, economic and political environments play in conducting business in the global economy

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Evaluate the ethics and legal/regulatory constraints that need to be considered to attain business goals

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Compare and contrast various international treaties and organizations that shape expectations for acceptance into the international business community

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Integrate international trade considerations and multinational corporation management strategies to solve challenges and seize opportunities in international business scenarios

Key Skills

Business administrationBusiness ethicsBusiness law

How will I learn?

Learning Experience

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

Course Outline
ModulesAssignment Due Date
1: Sources of international lawDay 10
2: International business organizationsDay 17
3: The impact of economic and political conditions on international BusinessDay 24
4: The effects of culture and ethics on international business OperationsDay 31
5: Emerging multinational corporation (Mnc) management issuesDay 38
6: International trade considerationsDay 45 (optional)
7: Final projectDay 51
How will I be graded?

Across the duration of the course, you will undertake five Formative Assessments and one Final Project.

The summative assessment is your final project and achieving a passing grade on this assessment is required to pass the course. The minimum passing grade at Nexford University is a C or above. (70% or above).

Grading Scale
Grading Weights
A 90%-100%Module Assignments30%
B 80%-89%Final Project Milestones30%
C70-79%Final Project40%
F< 70%
WWithdrawnTotal100%
What will I get after completing the course?

You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away. At the end of this course, you'll also get a digital badge that you can put on your LinkedIn profile to showcase your skills.

Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.

If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.

What support will I receive?

When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford. Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support. Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.

While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.

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