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Business Legal Studies Courses (BULE)



School of Business Administration

If a student takes noncore, upper-level business administration courses prior to acceptance to the School of Business Administration, those courses will not count on an undergraduate degree application for any major in the school (except as general elective credit). A grade of C or higher must be presented on the graduation application for each upper-level course in the major. Course prerequisites are strictly enforced.

302 Legal Environment of Business (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Completion of at least 60 hours. Exposure to general legal environment of business with particular emphasis on the government regulatory process and business ethics.

303 Law and Business Organizations (3:3:0). Prerequisite: BULE 302. Law of agency, bailments, business organizations, and property.

304 Real Estate Law (3:3:0). Prerequisite: BULE 302. Basic principles of modern real estate law including classifications of property, types of ownership, acquisition and transfer, leasing, government regulation, and taxation. Emphasis on the real estate sale including the contract of sale.

305 Government Contracting Law (3:3:0). Prerequisites: BULE 302 and MGMT 331. A survey of the legal aspects of contracting with the government including formation, administration, modification, and termination of government contracts as well as the remedies available to the parties when a breach of contract occurs.

402 Commercial Law (3:3:0). Prerequisite: BULE 302. Survey of topics regarding commercial law that are of interest to the accounting profession.

700 Regulatory Structure/Ethics (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Graduate degree status. Interrelationships between business organizations, their external environment, and the regulatory process. Emphasis on legal and ethical issues as well as their managerial implications.


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