Business Regulations and Practices
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design & Management
Course Number: PUDM 4020
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Business & Finance
  • Law
  • Economics
This course provides an introduction to basic principles of business law, with an emphasis on the law of contracts, particularly the law governing contract formation, contract validity and enforceability. It will help students understand the common, statutory and constitutional bases of law, and the law's effects on business and commerce. Students study the operation of the judicial system, from the initiation of a lawsuit to judgment and enforcement. Other topics addressed include: methods of arbitration, negotiation and mediation; alternative dispute resolution; administrative law and government regulation; product liability; business torts; intellectual property; business crimes; negotiable instruments; bankruptcy and debtor-creditor relationships. It also covers some aspects of labor law and business organizations. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will understand the basic principles of law that are applicable to the business world.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Design Strategies upper-level undergraduate degree students; other upper-level students by permission of BBA in Strategic Design and Management program.


Open to Lang/Parsons BA/BFA students.

Open to Parsons School of Design students.


Open to Undergraduate students.


Open to Fifth Year students.

Open to Senior students.