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ENTR615 - Legal Practices for Small Business

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR615 Course ID: 4579 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the legal and ethical issues small business owners face in the start-up and growth processes and equips them with the concepts needed to be successful. Students review decisions affecting business formation, including business entity selection and formation, employment law, intellectual property, taxation, government regulation, and contract law.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Differentiate between business formation options for small business owners.
  2. Determine the legal and ethical issues small businesses face with employment law.
  3. Solve financial issues small businesses encounter.
  4. Evaluate the regulatory obligations of contractual responsibilities applicable to entrepreneurs.
  5. Apply methods for determining appropriate application of intellectual property rights.
  6. Create your proposed small business planning process for legal purposes.
NameGrade %
Weekly Forums 30.00 %
Introduction 3.75 %
Week One Forum 3.75 %
Week Three Forum 3.75 %
Week Four Forum 3.75 %
Week Five Forum 3.75 %
Week Six Forum 3.75 %
Week Seven Forum 3.75 %
Week Eight Forum 3.75 %
Weekly Assignments 40.00 %
Assignment 1 – Choosing an Attorney 6.67 %
Assignment 2 – Business Structures 6.67 %
Assignment 3 – Where’s the Money? 6.67 %
Assignment 4 – Employee Risks 6.67 %
Assignment 5 – Crimes and Torts 6.67 %
Assignment 7 – Intellectual Property 6.67 %
Summative Project 30.00 %
Assignment 8 – Summative 30.00 %
Book Title: Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business, 15th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also available in the classroom Lessons section.
Author: Steingold, Fred
Publication Info: NOLO
ISBN: 9781413324075
Book Title: Law for Entrepreneurs - e-book available online, link also available in the classroom Lessons section
Author: Mayer, Don
Publication Info: Saylor
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business- E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781413324075
Publication Info:NOLO
Author:Steingold, Fred S.
Unit Cost:$39.99
Book Title:Law for Entrepreneurs - e-book available online, link also available in the classroom Lessons section
Publication Info:Saylor
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.