Time: 14.2. – 1.5.2022
Place:  Online studies
Extent: 5 ECTS credits
Number of study places:
Target group:
Everyone interested in the topic
Required previous skills: not required
Lecturer: Xamk teacher

Credited in degree at Xamk: Bachelor of Business Administration

Area of competence mentioned in Curriculum:  Optional studies 
Enrolment by: 30.1.2022
Price: Free of charge

Note that you can enrol for Open UAS studies at the maximum of 50 ECTS credits per semester. One person’s enrolments exceeding 50 ECTS credits are deleted in the enrolment order. Paying attention to this is important when planning your studies.

Please also notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on Open UAS courses.

Learning outcomes:

Students can describe the central role of contracts in business relations. Students are familiar with the requirements and consequences of contractual obligations.
Students are able to evaluate the contractual risks for an organisation and take them into account when contracts are being made.
Students are able to explain to the seller and buyer how a binding sales contract is made, and what their rights and obligations are in the sale of goods.
Students are able to recognize the need to protect intellectual property rights and plan marketing operations that will not infringe the rights of others.

Contents and methods:

What are the general principles of the contract law?
What are the special characteristics of the main types of contracts in business?
What are the consequences of a breach of contract?
How can the contractual compensation for damages be determined in contractual relations?
How is a binding sales contract made and under what conditions will a contract be invalid?
What are the rights and obligations of the seller and buyer in the sale of tangible goods?
How do B-to-B and consumer sales differ?
How can a business protect its rights?
How should intellectual property rights be taken into account in marketing?

The course covers 5 ECTS credits, totalling 135 hours of student work. The number of hours is theoretical and varies according to student effort.

Study material: Material is told in Learn digital environment when the course starts.

Assessment: 1-5

Transcript of records will be delivered by request by email in PDF form.

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email: openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible by email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Before the course starts, you'll receive an invitation by email to this course.

Please note that there can be changes in the course details in terms of the timetable and teachers, for example.


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