It is essential for business people to acquire a general understanding of the law as it affects businesses in the conduct of their operation and the legal framework within which management decisions take place. Topics include:
the Canadian legal system
claims and court system
law of contracts
law of agency
employment and insurance
patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial design
Provide you with a basic knowledge of legal concepts in the areas of law that business professionals frequently encounter in the performance of their duties.
Assist you in the recognition of legal problems and difficulties when they arise in order for you to seek appropriate legal advice.
Provide a basic knowledge and understanding of legal terminology and to enable you to understand any legal advice that your lawyers may provide.
Online learning is when course delivery, and all associated learning activities, take place via the internet. For online learning tips, system requirements and differences between delivery styles, please visit our online learning webpages.
Using mobile devices in online courses
If you are planning on accessing your online courses using a mobile device such as a tablet or a smartphone, please note that not all required course features will be accessible with these devices. To fully function in your online courses, you will need to have access to a computer running Windows or MacOS.
A full course refund will be provided only if you withdraw or transfer from the course prior to the term start date. A refund—less an administrative fee ($60)—will be issued if you request to withdraw or transfer courses within one week of the term start date. Deadlines are firm and no refund will be available after deadlines even if you are requesting to transfer to another course. All requests to withdraw or transfer from a course should be directed toward the registration team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (250)472-4747.
Credit vs non-credit
Credit refers to degree credit. If you are taking a course or program for credit through UVic Continuing Studies, it means that course or program provides credit towards a degree at UVic or another authorized university. Credit students have to meet certain criteria, such as being accepted to both UVic Continuing Studies and the University of Victoria.