Course Description

If you are looking for a practical guide to understanding legal issues that often arise in the world of business and commercial transactions, this course is for you.  Topics include the law of contract, the legal and practical structure of business organizations, agency and vicarious liability, the law of limitations, the law of negligence, and an overview of the legal system in Canada.

Course Details


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Have a good general understanding of the legal process;
  • Identify and analyze the elements necessary to form a valid contract, factors which may affect the contractual relationship and finally, understand how contractual obligations come to an end;
  • Assess the basic forms of business ownership (partnership, corporation, sole proprietorship);
  • Have knowledge of limitations of actions; and understand the obligations that occur in an employment and agency relationship
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Online Synchronous
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Jan 10, 2024 to Apr 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.99
  • Preet Saini
Reading List / Textbook

This course uses a digital textbook format. Digital textbook access may be purchased from the University of Calgary Bookstore.

Title: Business Law in Canada
Edition: 12th
Authors: Yates, Richard A., Bereznicki-Korol, Teresa, Clarke, Trevor
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 978-0135307038

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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