English   Danish

2017/2018  BA-BHAAV2604U  EU law from a business perspective

English Title
EU law from a business perspective

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Second Quarter
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Max. participants 50
Study board
Study Board for BSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Grith Skovgaard Ølykke - Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP)
Main academic disciplines
  • Business Law
  • Globalization and international business
  • Cultural studies
Last updated on 23-02-2017

Relevant links

Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The course’s development of personal competences:
1. Enhance ability to apply legal analysis to critical business problems
2. Improve rhetorical, persuasive and other skills needed to argue
successfully both in written and oral form
3. Increase experience in group work

At the end of the course the student should
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general principles and specific rules of EU law that affect business
  • Intelligently discuss problems that may arise for businesses operating under EU law
  • Identify legal problems in a complex context and identify the relevant legal rules to address them
  • Thoughtfully select and persuasively apply the law in order to resolve specific legal problems encountered by business
  • Thoughtfully reflect on the impact of the law on the business community
Course prerequisites
No previous legal training is necessary.
EU Law from a Business Perspective:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids, including internet access
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

This course is an introduction to the basics of the EU legal system and its importance to European business.

Students will learn about the EU treaties, the creation of the single market and the current challenges to doing business in the EU.

The focus will be on understanding legal issues in the European market, how the success of a business may be promoted by handling of these issues and which business opportunities are facilitated by EU legal rights.

Teaching methods
The teaching will take the form of lectures, discussions of recent cases, and interactive forms of teaching such as negotiating, arguing cases and advising clients. Detailed instruction on how to complete the final exam will be conveyed throughout the course.
Feedback during the teaching period
Repetition questions will be used in each lecture to recap on the previous lecture; this will allow students to reflect on their own understanding/knowledge gain

One lecture is reserved for case studies which will be solved in groups and in the class.
Student workload
Preparation time 130 hours
Lectures / class exercises etc 30 hours
Preparation for the exam 48 hours
Expected literature

Not yet determined, as new editions of EU law textbooks encompassing the impacts of Brexit are not yet available. Under consideration is e.g. Lorna Woods, Philippa Watson, Marios Costa (2017), Steiner & Woods - EU Law, 13th edn.

The final reading list will appear in the semester plan.

Last updated on 23-02-2017