This modern, innovative and exciting programme provides comprehensive coverage of essential practices from the Management & Leadership course, combined with the key topics taught on the Law & Practice course.
For students who have an interest in both industries, this course focuses on contemporary business and legal issues that impact on the running of a successful organisation. You will learn the key points of owning or running a business within the legal remit and the key differences and practices of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs.
You’ll also gain a solid background in key topic areas such as writing contracts, rights on intellectual property and how to lawfully advertise and market a business.
The first year is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the legal system and public law. You will be introduced to the legal framework, including elements of the civil and criminal justice systems and contract law. Throughout the year, the programme aims to develop your skills in decision making and research methods, providing you with a solid foundation for further exploration in years two and three. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Business & Law.
The English Legal System: An understanding of the classifications of law into public/private, domestic/European/international and civil/criminal. Key concepts of criminal law and its applications to real life scenarios.
Managing Information: Decision making is fundamental to the success of a manager. Faced with substantial amounts and a variety of information on a daily basis, it is important that managers are able to make effective decisions quickly. This can only be done if the manager has an appropriate way of managing and being able to assess accurately the information that they receive.
Internationalisation: Comparative study of other legal orders, such as the European Union or legal systems in other jurisdictions which are also based on English common law.
Client Care and Practice: Conducting interviews and best practices, identifying legal problems, customer support and system management and law from the clients’ perspective.
Management Resources: This includes the control and operation of budgets and financial reserves and the infrastructure required to deliver necessary outputs in time and to sufficient quality. Avoidance of resource waste, and ensuring maximum return on investment is key.
Research Methods: Internet based law research resources used in the profession, such as Westlaw, LexisNexis and LawTel. Presentation of work through digital media is also built into session plans.
Managing Self: Personal management requires determination, effort, high quality personal organisation, skills essential for successful and competent managers to deliver results. Developing rigorous and effective self-organisation skills are qualities valued by all employers.
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