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Law for Business Founders

Module name (EN): Law for Business Founders
Degree programme: Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013
Module code: MAB.4.2.7.3
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 2
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Written exam
Curricular relevance:
KI673 Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
KIB-REXG Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
MAB.4.2.7.3 Mechanical and Process Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013, semester 6, optional course, non-technical
PIBWN56 Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2011, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
PIB-REXG Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 6, optional course, not informatics specific
Workload:
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
RA Cordula Hildebrandt
Lecturer: RA Cordula Hildebrandt

[updated 06.02.2007]
Learning outcomes:
The course provides students with the important legal knowledge necessary for founding and operating a company.
 
After successfully completing this module, they will be able to select the right form of company for setting up a business and examine the corresponding possibilities for funding.
 
Students will be able to answer typical questions about setting up a company:
Which contracts does a young entrepreneur have to conclude to cover his own needs?
What is important when concluding a contract with a customer?
Which liability issues and protection options are relevant?
 
Students will be able to model the path from the initial idea to operation and use practical examples to assess the legal possibilities and dangers.

[updated 26.02.2018]
Module content:
1. Introduction Idea, business plan
 
2. Paths to starting your own company:
   forming a new company, participation, takeover
 
3. Funding, grants
 
4. Contract law, drafting a contract
 
5. Advertising, unfair competition
 
6. Liability, insurance

[updated 26.02.2018]
Recommended or required reading:
Starting a business:
http://www.existenzgruender.de/
http://www.ihk-nordwestfalen.de/existenzgruendung/index.php
http://www.franchiseportal.de/franchise-franchising/Article/ID/19/Session/1-ai7bwP5t-0-IP/Start.htm
 
Legislative texts:
http://bundesrecht.juris.de/aktuell.html (BGB)
http://www.jurawelt.de/ (contract law)

[updated 26.02.2018]
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