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International Business Law *

Name of module: International Business Law *

Exam number: 1311

Semester/Trimester: Semester

Form of the module (i.e. obligatory, elective course): Wahlpflicht

Frequency of module offer: Summer semester 2009, summer semester 2011; summer semester 2013

Prerequisites: Registration in the Viadrina Moodle System until beginning of the semester ist required. IBA-Bachelor-Students and Foreign Exchange Students ONLY! "Orientierungsphase" should be completed.

Applicability of module for other modules and study programmes:
Serviceveranstaltung für Studierende der Kultur- bzw. Rechtswissenschaften

Person responsible for module: Prof. Dr. Garold Lantz (Kings College, USA)

Name of the professor: Prof. Dr. Garold Lantz (Kings College, USA)

Language of teaching: englisch

ECTS-Credits (based on the workload): 6

Workload and its composition (self-study, contact time):
Kontaktzeit (Vorlesung, Übung, Seminar etc.): 37,5 Std.; Selbststudium: 112,5 Std.

Contact hours (per week in semester): 3

Methods and duration of examination:
It is possible to earn a course requirement (Prüfungsschein). Provided that you successfully complete the final examination. There will be exams and some bonus points for the presentation of case assignments. Please note that due to the block course and interactive structure regularly attendance and participation is mandatory.

Emphasis of the grade for the final grade: Eins

Aim of the module (expected learning outcomes and competencies to be acquired):
Learning objectives can be defined as being of two sorts: 1) learning the basic body of knowledge about international business law and 2) improving analytical skills while developing greater depth of knowledge. Learning the basic body of knowledge will be covered through the use of the textbook. Increasing analytical skills and increasing depth of knowledge will be covered through the use of supplemental readings and discussion.

Contents of the module:
This course will help you understand the principles of international business law. This course takes a managerial approach to the legal aspects of engaging in international business. It is not a course for future lawyers but a course for future managers. This course does not focus on teaching ‘law’ but rather it teaches the managerial perspective towards legal issues related to international business. Subjects include the sale and movement of goods across borders, legal aspects of manufacturing and financing in other countries, discussion of international trading organizations and dispute resolution, as well as domestic laws having international business consequences. At the conclusion of this course you will have become acquainted with the basic aspects of international law and its importance in doing business across borders.
As a means of accomplishing this objective, you will be asked to:
- Learn the basic body of knowledge of the international business law field.
- Identify and discuss the major ideas and processes that characterize international business law.
- Complete assignments which will demonstrate your working knowledge and analytical skills in assessing international business law.

Teaching and learning methods:

Additional feature:
Academic Integrity Policy: Academic dishonesty subverts the University’s mission and undermines the student’s intellectual growth. Therefore, I will not tolerate violations of the code of academic honesty. The penalties for such violations include failing the course, suspension or dismissal.

Literature (compulsory reading, recommended literature):
Dimatteo and Dhooge, International Business Law, Second Edition, Thompson West, 2006.
Recommended Readings: Wall Street Journal or Financial Times; The Economist

Further information:
Registration in Moodle required.