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Contracts

Course Number:

45877


Faculty

David Tungate, dtungate@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

MBA


Concentrations

Entrepreneurship


Course Description

The purpose of the course will be to provide a business understanding of the laws  governing contracts (sale of goods both internationally and domestically; providing of services);how the choice of law governs how and when contracts are formed; how contracts are administered; and how to protect those negotiating contracts both individually and as part of a contracting entity. Part of the course will be spent deconstructing existing contracts (term sheets to acquisition agreements to licensing agreements to franchise agreements) so that an appreciation can be gained for the accepted meaning of standard clauses and paragraphs and whether certain topics should be included or not regardless of the contract’s subject matter. In addition to standard contracting issues and regulations, a deconstruction of employment contracts will occur so that students will understand why their employment contracts contain certain topics and clauses and what their meaning is. (DT - 10/12)


Format

Lecture: 100min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Pre-requisites

None