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Law and Ethics

Managers need an understanding of the legal and ethical environments in which they operate. Make more informed business decisions through knowledge of the laws governing contracts, commercial relationships, employment, intellectual property, and business formation. Learn to apply ethical frameworks to the decision-making process, employ corporate social responsibility, and manage risks associated with legal and ethical issues.

Core Course

MGT 6509  Legal and Ethical Considerations (1.5 credit hours)
This course introduces students to legal and ethics-related considerations in business. Legal considerations will include constitutional law, dispute resolution, torts, and contracts with emphases on the recognition of legal issues and the discovery and application of appropriate legal principles that may assist in resolving these issues. Ethical considerations will focus on identification of parties affected by business decisions, the recognition of ethical issues, and the application of multiple theories of ethical analysis to such issues.


MGT 6614  Law for Entrepreneurs (3 credit hours)
This course covers selection of legal entity; public offerings; ownership structure; sales and lease contracts; loan agreements; venture capital negotiations and agreements; debtor-creditor relations; employment law; and intellectual property law.

MGT 6725  Information Security Strategies and Policy (3 credit hours)
Information security vulnerabilities and risks; legal, cost, privacy, and technology constraints; derivation of strategies; technical and procedural means of achieving desired ends.

MGT 6726  Privacy, Technology, Policy, and Law (3 credit hours)
Big data has created numerous challenges in how to build private and public institutions to achieve the benefits of greater information flows while managing the risks to personal privacy and cybersecurity. This course seeks to equip students to understand the multiple perspectives relevant to managing privacy in an organization, both for private-sector companies and for government.

MGT 6799  Legal Issues-Technology Transfer (3 credit hours)
Understand the legal and business issues that a new technology company faces from creation until an IPO. Understand how best to capitalize on the technology developed by your company, including the transfer of technology and the use of technology as a capital asset in connection with venture capital funding and mergers and acquisitions. Learn about the issues that may arise in the course of the growth of your business and when and why such issues may arise.