Lund University is offering free online course on European Business Law: Doing Business in Europe. The course is useful to persons both inside and outside the European Union, whether they are students, professionals, or simply interested in the European Union and/or European Business Law.
This six-week course titled “Doing Business in Europe” is the second in a series of three exploring some of the main business aspects of European Union law. The course will start on September 5, 2016.
Course At A Glance
Length: 6 weeks of study
Effort: 10-15 hours/week
Subject: Business Law
Institution: Lund University and Coursera
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course Starts on September 5, 2016
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About This Course
This six-week course titled Doing Business in Europe is the second in a series of three exploring some of the main business aspects of European Union law. Besides providing learners with a sound knowledge base of European laws and regulations relevant to establishing and managing a company within the European Union, the course also explores business considerations within a broader perspective by including inputs from leading law practitioners in the field. More specifically, the course discusses strategic and financial considerations within Company law, as well as Labour law issues such as restructuring enterprises, working conditions and handling crises situations. The course also examines other legal areas such as Tax law, Environmental law and Private International law, and how they tie in to doing business in Europe.
At the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of how to:
- Understand the relevant regulations governing the internal European Union market
- Establish and run a company within the European Union
- Employ staff and recognize workers’ rights and obligations
- Comply with tax regulations and environmental standards
- Set up agreements and resolve cross-border disputes
- Successfully analyse EU case law and draft case reports
The course is useful to persons both inside and outside the European Union, whether they are students, professionals, or simply interested in the European Union and/or European Business Law. The series is ideal for entrepreneurs and businessmen/women who plan to work or do business in a European context and want to sharpen their competitiveness. For lawyers it is a great course to take in order to refresh European Union law or to gain an understanding of law in the context of European business. Those preparing for a legal career will also benefit from the course as it gives a good understanding of European Union law while including lectures by some of the most leading academics and practitioners in the field. Prior knowledge of law and the European Union is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. If you have taken our introductory course on Understanding the EU Fundamentals you might however have a bit of head start.
Julian Nowag, Senior Lecturer
Hans Henrik Lidgard, Senior Professor
Xavier Groussot, Pro Dean and Professor
Mia Rönnmar , Dean and Professor
Cécile Brokelind, Professor
Sanja Bogojevic, Associate Professor
Michael Bogdan, Senior Professor
How To Join This Course
- Go to the course website link
- Create a Coursera account to SignUp
- Choose “Register Now” to get started.