Corporate Law

Structure Type: Course
Code: TLA1201
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 2.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Hartman, Tuula
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
T-LT-2013V   1 autumn   2.0        
LT-2014V   1 autumn   2.0        
LT-2015V   2 autumn   2.0        
LT-2016V   2 autumn   2.0        
LT-2017V   1 spring   2.0        

Learning Outcomes

The student will require a view of entrepreneurship in general and the skills required for self-employment. The student familiarizes him/herself with corporate planning and the criteria for choosing the form of enterprise. The course will give the student a basic knowledge in establishing a company. The student gets acquainted with the procedures and required documents in connection with establishing a company. The course will also familiarize the student with registration in the Trade register and the student should understand the meaning of registration.

Student's Workload

Total work load 54 h
- max 20 h lessons, case studies and excersises
- self studies 34 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Previous studies not needed.


Entrepreneur and enterprise environment, qualities of an entrepreneur, entrepreneurship as a career and occupation, establishing a business, corporate planning. Choosing the company form, establishment procedures and documents. Trade register and trade name.

Recommended or Required Reading

Legislation in force
Toiviainen, H. 2008. An Introduction to Finnish business law. Helsinki. Edita

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures, project learning, group work, discussions, individual studies and presentations

Assessment Criteria

level 5
- give reasons for solutions made when acting in tasks of an expert
- use independently various problem solving methods
- apply the professional ethical principles

level 3
take into account the responsibilities and obligations connected with the utilisation of information (e.g. copyrights and plagiarism)
– utilise the problem-solving methods learnt during the study unit
- find the essential parts of the problem

level 1
- recognise the area of expertise in his/her field
- utilise the problem-solving methods dealt with during the study unit when given guidance
- has a positive attitude towards developing
- identify the values of the field and the professional ethical principles

Assessment Methods

Active course particiption, assignments, written exam. Numerical (0-5).