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    Pepperdine University
  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog

LEGL 653 Political, Regulatory, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Business (4)

This course examines the impact of the diverse political and social forces upon business and the law. Students will explore the historical, cultural, political, philosophical, and religious foundation of the legal and social systems as they relate to the ethical and profit dimensions of the economic complex. Honing critical thinking skills is accomplished through analysis of the above in relation to policy and implementation procedures inherent to the international and domestic markets. Key to the process is management’s understanding of how the legal and regulatory environment impacts most business issues such as employment, competition, and transaction enforcement. Emphasis also is directed to formulating, negotiating, and implementing the business agreement; evaluating the various forms of business ownership; anticipating, neutralizing, and defending against liability; and successfully functioning within the environment of opportunity and constraint.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate the crucial role of American rule of law to the business environment.
  2. Understand and apply critical thinking and legal analysis to problem solving in the business world.
  3. Distinguish the legal ramifications of different forms of business organizations, and alert students to the risks of corporate misbehavior.
  4. Assess the risks of unethical behavior under American rule of law.