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LEGS8008 - Business in the European Union

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Title:Business in the European Union
Long Title:Business in the European Union
Module Code:LEGS8008
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Law
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Katie Power
Module Author: JOSEPHINE O HALLORAN
Module Description: This module is intended to provide students with an understanding of the European Union business environment and the implications of EU law and policy for companies operating in Europe.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the political and economic factors which led to the foundation of the European Union and consider the impact of EU membership on business
LO2 Analyse the key theories of integration from a business perspective
LO3 Critically analyse the legal framework which underpins the European Union and consider how this impacts on the business environment
LO4 Evaluate the composition and functions of the key European Union Institutions and examine the impact of the institutions on business in Europe
LO5 Critically analyse the decision making process and legislative procedures used by the EU institutions and consider how different legal instruments impact on the business environment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The foundation and development of the European Union
An outline of the historical background, economic and political reasons which led to the establishment of the Union and the subsequent stages in its development up to the present day.
Integration - Theories and Perspectives
Theories of integration which can be utilised to explain the development of the EU. The waves of European Union integration - past, present and future. The accession process and enlargement - challenges and opportunities for business.
The legal framework of the European Union.
Understanding European integration through a review of the main Treaties, from the Treaty of Paris to the Treaty of Lisbon. Drafting a new Treaty, intergovernmental conferences and member state ratification.
The Institutions
An introduction to the institutions of the EU as a system of governance. The Parliament, Commission, The Council of Ministers, the European Council; their composition, functions, powers and relationships with each other and member states.
Law Making - the decision-making process in the EU.
Decision making in the European Union. Intergovernmental and supranational influences. Voting in the institutions. Lobbying in the European Union. Legal instruments - regulations, directives and decisions. The role of the Court of Justice and other courts.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions Students will answer a series of short questions based on a mini case study concerning a business operating in the European Union 1,2 30.0 Week 6
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Bruce Carolan, EU Law for Students in Ireland, 2nd Ed., Gill & Macmillan Ltd [ISBN: 9780717146031]
  • Gabriele Suder 2011, Doing Business in Europe, 2nd Ed., Sage London [ISBN: 9780857020840]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • John McCormick., Understanding the European Union, 4th Ed., Basingstoke; Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9780230298825]
  • Daniel Kenealy, John Peterson, Richard Corbett 2012, The European Union: How does it work?, 4th Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780199685370]
  • John Peterson (Editor), Michael Shackleton (Editor) 2012, The Institutions of the European Union, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press, USA [ISBN: 9780199574989]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FHEBU_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Home Economics and Business 6 Mandatory
CR_BBUSS_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 1 Elective
CR_BBADM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business Administration 1 Elective
CR_BIBLA_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business with Language 7 Elective
CR_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 7 Elective
CR_BINBC_7 Diploma in International Business & Culture 1 Mandatory

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