Many courses in business law fall under continuing education for attorneys or are taken as part of a J.D. (Juris Doctor) or L.L.M. (Master of Laws) programs. Other online business law courses are aimed at students pursuing an undergraduate degree, most commonly a Bachelor of Science in Law or a paralegal associate's degree.
Online Business Law Courses
The online business law courses listed below are often available.
- Business Organizations: This course examines the laws and regulations governing the creation, termination and legal consequences of agency partnerships, relationships and business corporations. Students learn about the advantages and disadvantages of various forms of business enterprises.
- Labor and Employment Law: This course examines the historical founding of labor laws and the labor movement, while maintaining a focus on today's workplace. Topics such as the laws and regulations that govern employment, including those related to hours, conditions, wages and benefits, are addressed.
- Contracts: In this course, students conduct a study of the legal agreements that exist between two or more people or entities. The different types of legal agreements and the different important aspects of each are discussed.
- Corporations: This course is an analysis of the procedures involved in forming a corporation, as well as the rights and duties of the members of the corporation, including directors, shareholders and corporate officers. Special attention is given to court-made legal principles that involve corporations as well as to the impact of federal regulations on corporations.
- Corporate Securities Law: This course focuses on federal and state regulations and laws in regard to business and enterprises. The trading and issuing of stocks, bonds and other securities is also covered in depth.
- Business Law and Bankruptcy: Students taking this course will learn about the various classifications of businesses and their relationship with the laws that govern them. The course also focuses on the three main types of bankruptcy that can befall a business and the steps and actions involved in the process.