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ENTR617 - Legal Practices for Entrepreneurs

Course Details

Course Code: ENTR617 Course ID: 4856 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is intended to address the various legal, tax, and ethical issues that confront individuals and companies in starting up new ventures, either within an existing company or a new start-up company. Students are exposed to the process of buying and/or selling a company, intellectual property, tax implications, and ethical challenges entrepreneurs face.





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
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Determine the regulatory issues for your venture.
  2. Differentiate between legal structures for entrepreneurs.
  3. Apply intellectual protection to intellectual property.
  4. Determine the legal and compliance steps to buying or selling products/services.
  5. Evaluate the opportunity to buy or sell property.
  6. Develop a tax compliance document for your venture.
  7. Evaluate an ethical challenge within the legal environment.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum - Introduction 4.29 %
Forum Week 1 4.29 %
Forum Week 2 4.29 %
Forum Week 3 4.29 %
Forum Week 5 4.29 %
Forum Week 7 4.29 %
Forum Week 8 4.29 %
Assignment 40.00 %
Assignment 1 – Code of Ethics 5.71 %
Assignment 4 – Contract Elements 5.71 %
Assignment 2 – Reducing Employee Negligence 5.71 %
Assignment 3 – International Jurisdiction 5.71 %
Assignment 5 – Duty of Care 5.71 %
Assignment 6 – Intellectual Property 5.71 %
Assignment 7 – Tax and Regulatory Compliance 5.71 %
Summative Final Assignment 30.00 %
Assignment 8 – Summative Estate Plan 30.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A
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: Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference- e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section. Hard copy not available from the bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: Stim, Richard
Publication Info: NOLO
ISBN: 9781413322217
Book Title: Business Law and the Legal Environment- e-book available online, link also available in the classroom Lessons section
Author:
Publication Info: Open Web Sources
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:Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference- e-book available in the APUS Online Library.
ISBN:9781413322217
Publication Info:NOLO
Author:Stim, Richard
Unit Cost:$32.27
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Law for Entrepreneurs - e-book available online, link also available in the classroom Lessons section
Publication Info:Saylor
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Business Law and the Legal Environment- e-book available online, link also available in the classroom Lessons section
Publication Info:Open Web Sources
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.