SIB520 - International Business Law

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Subject Title
International Business Law

Subject Description
This course introduces students to basic legal issues that arise frequently in international business. Topics covered may include: Canadian and international trade and investment law, legal organizations, trading blocs, tort law and product liability, contract law, international sale of goods contracts, agency and distribution agreements, transport of goods, export sales financing, forms and legal risks of foreign market entry and methods of risk management, intellectual property, conflict of laws and dispute settlement. The materials are presented from a Canadian perspective.

Credit Status
One credit.

Note: This course is part of the Business Administration - International Business (BAB) Diploma Program .

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and apply the legal principles in the areas covered by this course when evaluating a proposal, writing a contract and/or making a recommendation to a client.
  2. Explain key clauses and concepts frequently found in international contracts and other legal documents and assess their relevancy and sufficiency in regard to what the parties are trying to accomplish.
  3. Recognize examples of contractual and non-contractual liability in business transactions.
  4. Utilize analytical skills and logical problem solving techniques in the analysis of legal problems and cases.
  5. Locate government resources, programs, and legislation that impact international trade and investment when required to present an opinion or make a decision.
  6. Recognize situations in which legal advice should be obtained.
  7. Manage communication with legal counsels effectively and efficiently.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.