BUS 203 Business Law II • 5 Cr.


Second course in business law. Extends the study of business law into real property, the Uniform Commercial Code, debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, cyber law, ethics, and employment. Students extend their learning in the legal reasoning process, legal analysis and writing, and how to communicate clearly. Prerequisite: BA 200 or BUS& 201 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe in a legal and business context the nature of real property, the forms of its ownership, methods that real property is transferred, and the legal effect of a mortgage.

  • Explain the responsibilities of businesses under the Uniform Commercial Code for Sales.

  • Communicate the rights and responsibilities of business and users of negotiable instruments

  • Explain the nature, rights, and responsibilities created by debtor – creditor law, define the forms of bankruptcy and explain it processes and uses.

  • Describe the legal structure and forms of business organization. Describe their formation. Describe the rights of shareholders and the responsibilities of management.

  • Depict what Cyberlaw is and enumerate the major issues this emerging and developing area of the law presents for businesses.

  • Provide a detailed explanation of the liability of accountants in their professional capacity and the impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on auditors and accountants.

  • Explain in a comprehensive way the employment relationship, labor relations laws, business responsibilities under unemployment compensation, family leave, health and safety, compensation, privacy, and immigration laws.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, legal analysis, and writing skills.

  • Describe and better understand the legal environment in which businesses operate.