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Diploma in International Business Law – Caribinfinity Online School
 
  • Marlborough Court, Canada
  • (647) 933 2057
  • info@caribinfinity.com
  • Marlborough Court, Canada
  • (647) 933 2057
  • info@caribinfinity.com

Programme Title: Diploma in International Business Law

[Program Code: DIBLAW001]

Teaching Institution: Caribbean Infinity Institute

Programme length: 75 Weeks

Programme Director: David Ellis

Accreditation (if applicable): Barbados Accreditation Council

 

Admission requirements:

Entrants to this programme are normally required to have obtained: High School Diploma or CXC

 

Programme Aims/Rationale:

The diploma in International Business Law brings together concepts of Business Law which are necessary for the aspiring entrepreneur to understand. Included within this curriculum are aspects of business which affect business owners in their dealings with business partners, clients and government authorities. The true value of this course is in it’s capacity to reduce the legal costs associated with running a business as lack of knowledge of the principles of business law requires many managers to outsource this skill set to other professionals. This course will primarily concentrate on how the law varies in different jurisdictions and applicability to business entities residing both in and out of these jurisdictions.

 

Programme Learning Outcomes

Students will gain an understanding of the principles of business law and how it affects business entities. This course is geared towards entrepreneurs who have business experience but who lack an understanding of how the law affects their business especially in the areas of Contract Law and Governance.

Knowledge and Understanding

Knowledge and understanding of: Teaching/learning methods and strategies

Assessment: Written tests, “practicals”, term papers, projects tests, quizzes and final       exam.

 

Skills and Other Attributes

Intellectual skills – able to: Teaching/learning methods and strategies

Assessment: Written tests, “practicals”, term papers, and projects tests and quizzes and final exam.

Practical skills – able to: Teaching/learning methods and strategies

Assessment: Written tests, “practicals”, term papers, and projects tests, quizzes and final exam.

Transferable skills – able to: Teaching/learning methods and strategies

Assessment: Written tests, “practicals”, term papers, and projects tests, quizzes and final exam.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Diploma in International Business Law

Program Code: DIBLAW001

Module 1: 15 Weeks 45 hours

BIPLAW00 – Intellectual Property Law

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME COURSE DISCRIPTION
BIPLAW01 Trademark Law A trademark is a combination of letters, words, sounds or designs that distinguishes one company’s goods or services from those of others in the marketplace. This class focusses on the legal implications and the procedures involved in registering a trademark in varying jurisdictions. Students will also be exposed to the requirements for protection and the various conventions governing the applications of trademark protection in varying jurisdictions.
BIPLAW02 Copyright Law Copyright is the exclusive legal right to produce, reproduce, publish or perform an original literary, artistic, dramatic or musical work. The creator is usually the copyright owner. This Class introduces students to the international framework for copyright protection, the requirements, international attempts to harmonize copyright law and the requirements for protection.
BIPLAW03 Design Law

 

A design right protects the external appearance ​​of your product. The design right can play a role for your commercial success that should not be underestimated. This class focuses on the design conventions which affect how designs are registered and protected. Explored will be the Paris Convention, TRIPS, Berne Convention as well as The Hague System.
BIPLAW04 Patents Patents are a government’s right to issue protection from the intellectual theft of new and useful inventions (product, composition, machine, process) or any new and useful improvement to an existing invention. This class will explore the theoretical justifications of the patent system including but not limited to natural law, reward by monopoly, monopoly/profit incentive and exchange for secrets. Students will also be introduced to existing Patent regulations in Europe and other jurisdictions and discuss the implications and disadvantages of creating harmonized global patent law.
BIPLAW05 Geographical Indications A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. Students will explore the significance of the Madrid and Lisbon Agreement and how they form the basis for further protections in different jurisdiction. An understanding of how Geographical Indication plays a part in Intellectual property law and the rationale behind it will be determined.

 

 

Module 2: 15 Weeks 45 hours

BIHRLAW00- International Human Rights

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME COURSE DISCRIPTION
BIHRLAW01 Introduction to the History of Human Rights Law

 

This class examines the historic and theoretic developments of human rights internationally and human rights theory. The sources of Human Rights Law and the International Bill of Human Rights as it forms the basis of regional and local human rights legislations.
BIHRLAW02 Human Right Law Applications

 

Putting Human Rights Protection into Practice: Introduction to International Human rights Fora and the principal Legislative and non-legislative provisions. The United Nations Human Rights Machinery. Bodies established under UN Treaties with links to each. United Nations Human Rights Legislative provisions.
BIHRLAW03 The United Nations Human Rights Law Regime

 

This class examines the UN Charter Arts 1 and 3. Article 1 (3) of the Charter provides: “To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion;”. Article 2 (7) provides that: “Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter…”.
BIHRLAW04 The European Convention on Human Rights This class introduces the Council of Europe, the Machinery of the ECHR and the Rights protected by the Convention, the Jurisdiction and Procedure of the Court and a Closer consideration of one right: The Freedom of Expression (Article 10).
BIHRLAW05 Human Rights and the ECHR

 

In this Unit students will be exposed to the Development of EU Rights protection and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
BIHRLAW06 Human Rights and Multi-National Corporations

 

This class covers the development of EU Rights protection, Equality and Non-discrimination, general principles of Procedural Law and Natural Justice and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
BIHRLAW07 Human Rights Investigations   This class examines the role the International Human Rights System plays in regulating non state actors and the legal consequences which are imposed. / The Regional conventions and regulation and the problems and issues involved.

 

 

 

Module 3: 15 Weeks 45 hours

BCGLAW00 – Corporate Governance and the Law

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME COURSE DISCRIPTION
BCGLAW01 Organizations relating to Corporate Governance This class covers General Corporate Governance Structure. Why good structure is needed, Two main types of corporate structures and general best practices principles.
BCGLAW02 Difference between the United Kingdom and the United States This class introduces students to the following concepts in Corporate governance: The Principal /Agent approach, The Agency Approach, Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, Good Faith Conduct, The Business Judgment rule and differences between the US and The UK jurisdictions
BCGLAW03 Corporate Governance in Canada, Australia New Zealand and Japan This class will cover the laws concerning corporate governance in Canada, Australia

New Zealand and Japan.

 

BCGLAW04 Europe, BRICS and Saudi Arabia Governance Methods This class will examine how corporate governance varies in jurisdictions like Continental Europe, BRICS, Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
BCGLAW05 Board oversight and Audit This Class examines the following Corporate Governance processes and laws:  The Internal Audit Process, The US Sarbanes-Oxley Act, The European Union Statutory Audit Directive as well as Case Studies.

 

 

 

 

Module 4: 15 Weeks 45 hours

BADRLAW00 – Alternative Dispute Resolution

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME COURSE DISCRIPTION
BADRLAW01 Introduction to ADR This class introduces students to Alternative Dispute Resolution principles in international commercial disputes.
BADRLAW02 ADR Preparation In this class students will gain knowledge of the team approach to researching and reading for team presentation assessment
BADRLAW03 Mediation This class will introduce students to the concepts of mediation and its role as a non-binding method of dispute resolution.
BADRLAW04 Arbitration This class introduces students to the concept of arbitration as a voluntary and binding form of Alternative dispute resolution. Students will learn the process of tribunal and solitary Arbitrator selection as well as the cases where Arbitration is contraindicated for dispute resolution.
BADRLAW05 Negotiation In this class students will learn Alternative Dispute resolution styles, techniques and practicalities as well as team approach to identifying, researching and preparing for negotiation assessment and putting negotiation plans and negotiation preparation together with tips and guidance from tutors.
BADRLAW06 Drafting of Mediation and Arbitration Agreements Here students will learn the principles and process of drafting Mediation and arbitration agreements and their inclusion in Business contracts. Students will also be exposed to a variety of jurisdiction specific contract agreements and learn how the UNCITRAL model law has been applied in these jurisdictions.

 

Module 5: 15 Weeks 45 hours

BITLAW00 – International Trade Law

COURSE CODE COURSE NAME COURSE DISCRIPTION
BITLAW01 Introduction to Trade Law   This class covers the following topics: International Sales – Nature, Responsibilities and Risks, Division of Responsibilities and Enhanced Risks, Origins & Sources and development of International Trade Law and Underlying Economic Philosophies of International trading.
BITLAW02 Trade and Contract Terminology This class concentrates on the Standard Trade Terms, Ex Works (or ex factory, ex store), F.A.S. (Free Alongside Ship), F.O.B. (Free on Board) (named Port of Shipment, Seller’s Risk, the buyer’s risk in relation to the contract of carriage, passing of the risk in the goods and Export and import licenses
BITLAW03 Maritime Law This section of the course concentrates on the UK Sale of Goods Acts 1979 (SGA), Scope of the Sale of Goods Act, the Core protections by Implied Terms, Non-existent goods, Risk, Frustration, Property and Title, The Vienna Convention, and remedies for Sellers and Buyers.
BITLAW04 The Warsaw Convention (Air, Rail and Road) This class examines The Hague Rules, the Hague-Visby rules, the Hamburg Rules and the Rotterdam Rules on bills of lading and other shipping documents, The Warsaw Convention on air Transport, CMR for land transport by road (CMR is based on the French (Convention relative au contrat de transport des marchandises par route)– hence reduction to an acronym), CIM governing Rail transport (Convention international concernant le transport des marchandises par chemin de fer), and Multimodal transport does though have model forms produced by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
BITLAW05 Trade Insurance and Applicable Laws This class focuses on Air Transport Regulation, Air Transport Documents (See Arts 5, 6, 8 & 11 Warsaw Convention), Electronic Documents, Carrier’s Duties and Liabilities, Consignor’s Duties and Liabilities, Consignee’s Duties and Liabilities.

 

Compulsory

Module Title                                                   Module Code

Module 1 Intellectual Property Law BIPLAW00
Module 2 International Human Rights BIHRLAW00
Module 3 Corporate Governance and the Law BCGLAW00
Module 4 Alternative Dispute Resolution BADRLAW00
Module 5 International Trade Law BITLAW00

 

Optional N/A

Module Code              Module Title

Part-time or modular arrangements

N/A 

Progression requirements

a)     Letter Code Description Included in Credits Earned Included in Credits Attempted Included in GPA Quality Points
A A Yes Yes Yes 4.00
B B Yes Yes Yes 3.00
C C Yes Yes Yes 2.00
F F Yes Yes Yes 0.00
I Incomplete No Yes No n/a
T Transfer Yes No No n/a
W Withdrawn No Yes No n/a

The criteria to complete each year of study other than the final year and to progress to the next year/level, learners are required to: In addition to the GPA requirements, a student must successfully complete at least 67% of the credits attempted each grading period in order to be considered to be making satisfactory academic progress. Credits attempted are defined as those credits for which students are enrolled in the term and have incurred a financial obligation. As with the determination of GPA, the completion requirements will be reviewed at the end of each term after grades have been posted via electronic mail as well as the local post to determine if the student is progressing satisfactorily.

 

What must the learner achieve to move from one level in the programme to the next or to successfully complete the programme, or for entrance to other programmes. Examples of progression requirements are as follows:

 

  • pass (i.e. achieve 50%) all mandatory modules; and
  • pass ((i.e. achieve 50%) in modules amounting to 90 credits; and
  • achieve a minimum overall average of 50% across all modules and a minimum mark of 45% in all modules

 

Learners who fail to satisfy the above criteria will be required to resit all modules in which they obtained a mark of less than 50%[1].

 

  1. Students in a general Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science programme (without a major) may progress and graduate if an overall GPA of 4.00 is achieved. Students with a cumulative GPA of less than 4.00 but not less than 2.00 will be allowed to proceed on academic probation for 4.0 further credit attempts. A student with a GPA of less than 2.00 must withdraw from the University. Academic decisions are made at the completion of each full year of study in May or upon completion of 4.0 credit attempts (passed or failed attempts).  Students who fail more than 5.0 credits (or equivalent, including repeated courses) will be required to withdraw from the university.[2]

 

 

Assessment methods

This field should detail how the assessment for the programme is structured to ensure the effective testing of the learning outcomes.  In other words, the assessment methods used should be such that all learners will be able to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes to the bet of their ability. It should be noted that programme assessment is typically conducted via course assessments.  Before including a learning outcome in a programme the provider must be sure that the programme comprises courses that will allow the learners to demonstrate actual achievement of that learning outcome.

 

All assessment is usually conducted in the immediate context of the courses that comprise the programme. The intended learning outcomes however are generic to the programme as a whole.

 

Support for students and their learning:

This section should set out the learning and teaching approaches for the programme.  Consideration should be given to how the teaching approaches used will support learning and thus the achievement of the intended learning outcomes.  Some approaches will be more appropriate than others for the development of specific types of learning. For example, lectures and seminars are often used to develop knowledge and understanding of a subject. Practical skills will be developed through opportunities to practise an activity in the appropriate learning context. Learning support may be provided through workbooks or guidance/learner manuals.

 

Programme Structure and Features

This section should include an easily understood description of the programme structure – basic curriculum information e.g. structure and credit value of the courses year by year and exit awards available on completion of each stage of the programme. If any courses are taught in a language other than English, then this must be specified here.  If a web link to existing supplementary information is available, this can also be provided here, particularly if it is in diagrammatical or tabular form.

Total number of credits required for award of (name of qualification): Diploma International Business Law

 

Year 1 Course title Credit Rating Core course Optional Course
Module 1 BIPLAW00 – Intellectual Property Law   1.Trademark Law

2.Copyright Law

3.Design Law

4.Patents

5.Geographical Indications

n/a
Module 2 BIHRLAW00- International Human Rights   1.Introduction to the History of Human Rights Law

2.Human Right Law Applications

3.The United Nations Human Rights Law Regime

4.The European Convention on Human Rights

5.Human Rights and the ECHR

6.Human Rights and Multi-National Corporations

7.Human Rights

Investigations  

n/a
Module 3 BCGLAW00 – Corporate Governance and the Law   1.Organizations relating to Corporate Governance

2.Difference between the United Kingdom and the United States

3.Corporate Governance in Canada, Australia New Zealand and Japan

4.Europe, BRICS and Saudi Arabia Governance Methods

5.Board oversight and Audit

n/a
Module 4 BADRLAW00 – Alternative Dispute Resolution   1.Introduction to ADR

2.ADR Preparation

3.Mediation

4.Arbitration

5.Negotiation

6. Drafting of Mediation and Arbitration Agreements

n/a
Module 5 BITLAW00 – International Trade Law   1. Introduction to Trade Law  

2. Trade and Contract Terminology

3. Maritime Law

4. The Warsaw Convention (Air, Rail and Road)

5. Trade Insurance and Applicable Laws

n/a
  Total credits      

 

The following information may be included in this section as text or web links, if applicable:

  • opportunities for placement or overseas study;
  • assessment scheme;
  • reference to the grading scheme or an explanation of the primary grades, especially if these are used to describe progress requirements;
  • progression requirements and whether satisfaction of these requirements would automatically lead to entry to later stages of the programme;
  • modes of study (e.g. full-time, part-time, or distance education) and any differences that may apply if studying via a particular mode;
  • issues specific to professional programmes (e.g. requirement to undertake clinical or school/work experience placements) or to programmes accredited by professional, accreditation or statutory bodies.

 

 

Career prospects/Occupational outcomes:

The School provides jog search assistance to graduates in good standing for as long as the graduate continues to cooperate and work with the School. The School cannot and does not promise or guarantee employment upon graduation. Embarking on a course of education typically enhances one’s thinking and potential productivity. The concentrated programs offered at the Institute require a significant commitment of time and effort. There is also the risk that, due to market fluctuations, personal issues or other factors, some graduates are unable to find employment in their field of training within a time frame that is acceptable to them. Therefore, they elect to pursue other career options; some use their training indirectly and some do not. At the outset, no one believes that (s) he will be one of the group that does not find employment in his/her chosen field. However, any student, regardless of background or competence, may fail to become employed.

Job search assistance will be in the form of some or all of the following:

 

  • Interviewing skills seminars
  • Resume preparation seminars
  • Job search techniques seminars
  • Interviewing scheduling

 

 

Additional Information

This section provides the opportunity for the provider to present concise yet relevant information that will put forward a more rounded picture of the teaching and learning environment within the school to enhance to informative and promotional function of the programme specification.  The provider is encouraged to emphasise areas where the school or subject area has distinctive features such as good IT facilities, using materials from the University’s archives in teaching and learning, etc. Examples of relevant information that could be included in this section are:

  • school specific library and IT facilities;
  • student support systems or services;
  • employability or other school initiatives;
  • student feedback and representation opportunities;
  • illustrations of employment or further study undertaken by recent graduates;
  • reference to more detailed information on the programme and/or school such as publications or web links.

Date of Production/Revision

The date of initial production or revision should be provided here.

DISCLAIMER

Please note that this specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided.  More detailed information on the learning outcomes, content and teaching, learning and assessment methods of each module/course can be found in the module/course description and in the programme handbook.  The (name of school) reserves the right to modify this specification at any time after production, in unforeseen circumstances, or where the process of educational development and feedback from learners, internal quality assurance processes or external sources such as professional bodies or quality assurance/accreditation bodies, requires a change to be made.  In such circumstances a revised specification will be issued.

[1] Retrieved from http://www.liv.ac.uk/student-administration/exams/results/progression/

[2] Retrieved from http://www.wlu.ca/calendars/section.php?cal=1&s=505&sp=1725&ss=2151&y=53

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