Academic year 2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title BUSINESS AND DIGITAL LAW-1
Course code ET7013 (AF:311188 AR:170918)
Modality For teaching methods (in presence/online) please check the timetable
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of BUSINESS AND DIGITAL LAW
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code IUS/04
Period 3rd Term
Course year 2
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Contribution of the course to the overall degree programme goals
The course Business and Digital Law is designed to provide sound knowledge and understanding of the core aspects of the business and digital law to participants, with special reference to the various forms of business organisation, their regulation at both national and EU levels, their significance in the emerging economies, and the impact of technology on business activities and operations.
In particular, the students will be provided with an in-depth description of the main legal factors affecting business, its organization, the efficient and effective management of enterprises and the impact of technology on business operations.
This course is divided into two modules. This is the first module of the course and it mainly focuses on topics concerning the entrepreneur and the business activity. Company law represents the main part of class lessons.
Expected learning outcomes
The course programme is designed to promote and to stimulate innovative, creative and learning approaches to business, by combining the study of traditional legal instruments with an in-depth analysis of their implementation in the digital environment and in the organizational changes of the modern enterprises (digital transformation).
Participants, upon successfully completing the two-module course, will be able to develop abilities, in particular to be promoted in management and senior management positions, by practical applications of law principles in business and digital world. They will also be able to better understand the dynamics and the business implications of the current digital transformation, as well as the organizational needs of enterprises in the rapidly changing social and economic scenario.
At last, the use of case studies, workshops, group activities as teaching method will help the students to develop teamwork skills and leadership competencies.
Students must know the fundamentals of Private law.
Basic knowledge of information technology devices is recommended.
This module of Business and Digital law (I) will deal with specific topics relevant to business activities regulation: formation and dissolution of a company,business financing, accountancy aspects of the business, and some general hints of corporate governance.
Referral texts
De Luca, N., European Company Law. Text, Cases and Materials (Cambridge University Press: 2017): chapters 1-16, 20 (for this last chapter just general hints).
Other course materials (case studies, journal articles) will be uploaded to the moodle e-learning platform.
Assessment methods
The exam consists of 15 multiple choice questions and three open-ended questions. For each correct multiple choice answer the candidate gets 1 mark, a penalty of 0.5 mark is applied for getting an incorrect answer and the lack of answer gets no point. The open-ended questions can get all together a maximum of 15 points.
The students may also prepare a group assignment to get extra marks or get a mark of 30 with distinction.
Teaching methods
Frontal lectures with teacher-students' interaction.
PowerPoint presentations, slides, videos and any article or paper relevant to the course topics uploaded to the moodle e-learning platform.
Case studies used as additional teaching material uploaded to the moodle e-learning platform.
Group works to encourage active learning.
Further information
Students are encouraged to actively attend classes.
Type of exam
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