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Module Code: MAN204
Module Title: International Business Law
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2018/19
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module provides students with a general, non-specialist introduction to the areas of international business law, to give them a general understanding of the principal areas of law that may be encountered in future professional practices.
Learning outcomes 
A Understand the implications of International laws and treaties

B Evaluate the effectiveness of different legal systems and practices.

C Demonstrate a broad and general understanding of the major legal aspects of a number of countries

D Appreciate the different dispute procedures available.

E Demonstrate knowledge and understand the roles of the various international organisations, such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

F Demonstrate knowledge of elements of taxation law in different countries.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures and tutorials. The lectures will provide a basic guide and introduction to a particular issue. The small group tutorials will enable students to clarify their understanding of the information delivered in the lecture, and will enable them to explore each topic in more detail through discussion and debate.

Week 1 : Introduction to international Business Law What is international law?

Sources of international law

Comparison of Municipal Legal systems

Week 2: Dispute Settlement

Settlement of disputes through diplomacy Settlement of disputes in international tribunals Settlement of disputes in municipal courts Choosing the governing law

Proving foreign law and recognition of Foreign Judgments

Week 3 and 4: Trade in Goods Contemporary international trade law The World Trade Organization (WTO)

Week 5 and 6: Service and Labor International labor law Movement of Workers

Week 8, 9 and 10: Sales

United Nations Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)

Transactions covered in CISG Interpreting CISG

Formation of the contract General standards of performance Seller’s obligations

Buyer’s obligations Remedies

Week11 Transportation Trade terms

Inland carriage Carriage goods by sea Carriage goods by air

Week 12 Financing Bills of Lading Bills of Exchange Promissory Notes Letters of Credit

Week 13 Taxation Income taxes Taxpayers

Double taxation Tax Treaties

Tax avoidance and evasion

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Final Exam 100.00

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