Skip to main content

Search Bar Icon Close Menu

Master Syllabus

Print this Syllabus « Return to Previous Page

Administrative Unit: Business Administration Department
Course Prefix and Number: MGMT 265
Course Title: Business Law I
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Fundamental principles of law relating to business activity. Extensive use of cases. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): Sophomore standing.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Business Law and the Regulation of Business
By Mann & Roberts (Cengage Learning)
Business Law and the Legal Environment
By Beatty & Samuelson (Cengage Learning)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify the different courts that make up the federal and state court systems and describe the jurisdiction of both the federal and state courts.
  2. Describe and explain the role of common law and precedent in shaping the law of the United States.
  3. Identify and understand the requirements of a contract.
  4. Describe the different business organization models within the U.S.
  5. Describe and explain the difference between a civil claim and criminal prosecution as well as the differences between the civil and criminal law systems in the U.S.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:

This course includes a written and/or oral presentation component.

  • Foundations of American law
  • Crimes and torts
  • Contracts
  • Agency law
  • Business organizations

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: David Ruggeri Date: January 27, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

Office of Academic Affairs


Request info