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Managing a Company Correctly: Legal Management

Module name (EN): Managing a Company Correctly: Legal Management
Degree programme: Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017
Module code: MASCM-542
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Oral examination

[updated 13.09.2018]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAMS-542 Marketing Science, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MARPF-542 Accounting and Finance, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MASCM-542 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016, optional course
MASCM-542 Supply Chain Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2017, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Sybille Neumann
Dozenten des Studiengangs

[updated 19.12.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
* be familiar with the legal basis for the areas of responsibility of a company´s executive board
* understand the function and mechanisms of the main regulations relevant to the internal organization of a company, sales, financing and obligations in the event of (imminent) insolvency.
* be able to handle these regulations independently and link them to the hierarchy of standards in compliance with EU legal requirements.
* be able to analyze sample contracts and master the technique of drafting contracts.
* be able structure checklists and flow charts with responsibility for contract conclusion and contract management alone or in a team.
* understand the special responsibility management has towards compliance in critical areas and be able to design the cornerstones for an internal compliance program.
* review their work results with regard to conflicting interests and the general principles of legal ethics.

[updated 13.09.2018]
Module content:
- Obligations of the GmbH managing director within the framework of corporate governance
- Principles of labor law with a sample employment contract (non-tariff employer with works council)
- Decision criteria for setting up a sales organization, sample contract with an independent auxiliary person, general terms and conditions of sale
- Bank loan agreements and loan securities with a sample loan agreement
- Basic compliance issues (corruption, tax evasion, antitrust law)
- Basic issues of insolvency law

[updated 05.12.2019]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture with accompanying case studies, court judgments and sample contracts; short presentations; exercises in negotiating and drafting contracts.

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