Free course

Company law in context

Free statement of participation on completion

The legal issues involved in setting up and running a business can be complex and confusing, especially when some of the terms used don't seem to have clear meanings. Company law in context is a free course from the College of Law, offering a basic introduction to the legal concepts of companies, partnerships, assets and liabilities.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Part A:
  • describe in general terms what a business is
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the concept of capital.
  • Part B:
  • identify the main types of business medium
  • demonstrate an understanding of the key characteristics of businesses run as sole traders
  • determine what are the assets and liabilities of a business using numeracy skills.