BUS 341 surveys the many challenges and opportunities faced by the entrepreneur in the modern global economy. Starting with basic contract law, corporate law, and intellectual property law, the course then explores issues of business organization for entrepreneurs, the legal implications of debt and equity financing, the protection of the expression of ideas that is afforded by copyrights, and the protection of corporate goodwill that is afforded by trademark law as well as the statutory restraints imposed by statutes such as the Financial Services Modernization Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPPA"), and Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA"). The course will broaden the student's perspective into the international environment by studying cross-border data privacy as well as statutes such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
[(BUS 100 with min. grade of D)]