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Spring 2019
Dec 17, 2018
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GBUS 492 - Law, Business&Entrepreneurship
Are you interested in law and business? Want to explore your passion? Join this practical course to help you succeed in US and international projects and activities. It’s taught by a practicing attorney and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in business, government, and finance; and introduces basic concepts and useful tools in law, business, microfinance, and entrepreneurship. It’s the Swiss Army Knife that gives you an edge in US and international transactions. Here’s what’s included:

• 70% of the Course Deals with Law: understand the legal system, courts, contract law and strategy, intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights), negotiation techniques, creating companies, dealing with lawyers, and examine joint ventures in trade and investment -- learn from expert lawyers.
• 20% Business: Explore international financing agreements, microfinance, personnel matters, managing a company, risk management, analyzing actions that make companies successful or failures, business ethics -- learn from guest business experts.
• 10% Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is the vehicle used to discuss specific legal and business issues. You will create a company, investor slide deck, and a business plan with a profit and loss statement and present it in class. Discuss the legal and business issues involved. Meet with entrepreneurs and tour a local startup incubator.

US and International activities are a seamless web of law, business, and policy. So, an understanding of key concepts and transactions in law, business, and finance is essential -- whether you are working with governments and the public sector or with corporations, NGOs, or microfinance.

Some experience with basic financial concepts such as a balance sheet and cash flow statements is useful but not essential. See the Syllabus for details.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Global Business Department


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