University of Pittsburgh

Business Organizations

Catalog Number: 5112
3.0 Credits
Lecture
Priority: Core Course - 2nd Year Priority
Offering Frequency: Every semester

This elective course surveys the law of modern business organizations, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. The course covers topics such as business planning, corporate governance, fiduciary duties, shareholder liability and rights, as well as transactions in shares. The course also provides exposure to a variety of subjects, including agency, corporate finance, corporate taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and federal securities laws. No exposure to accounting, economics, or finance is necessary or presumed. Due to overlapping subjects, students are not permitted to take this course if they already have taken Agency & Partnership.

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