13.02.2023 - 26.05.2023
Face to face in classroom only.
This course offers the students the opportunity to learn the importance of risks through the lens of business risks and legal risks. A basic understanding of the law of torts and contracts will assist students to recognize legal risks and develop legal strategies to address these legal risks. A basic understanding of the categories of business risks facing organizations will assist students to assess these risks in each area and develop business strategies to address these legal risks.
The course methodology uses teams of 2-3 to learn the course together. Teams will learn to write short business briefs and short legal briefs which they shall use to conduct live debates on business and legal issues in class and be judged by your colleagues.
The course is meant to develop critical thinking and communications skills in a fun atmosphere that encourages debate. In fact, the course could even be called "The Debaters!"
I look forward to presenting the course to you.
Dr. Blair Baldwin, Visiting Professor, Okanagan School of Business, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Lecture slides will be the starting point to learn the subject matter of the course.
Optional Text: Canadian Business Law: A British Columbia Perspective, Thornicroft, Alexander & Papadeas, Emond Publishing. | ISBN: 978-1-77255-789-3
This course will enhance your critical thinking, your written and your oral communications and your ability to work effectively and efficiently in teams.
Two tests - one in middle and one at end of term
You will be required to invest 135 hours in this course and the allocation of time is as follows:
Lectures: 30 hours
Reading and Understanding Course slide decks: 30 hours
Preparation of Risk Management briefs: 30 hours
Preparation for Risk management debates: 30 hours
Preparation for Exams: 15 hours
06.02.2023 - 12.02.2023
This course can only be completed face to face.
0 - 50
Test #1 - Individual (date as per course schedule on Moodle) 20%
Test #2 – Individual (date as per course schedule on Moodle) 20%
Term Work - Team – 6 Case Briefs (dates as per course schedule on Moodle) 30%
Term Work - Individual – 6 Oral Debates (dates as per course schedule on Moodle) 30%
School of Business