Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme: Bachelor International Business Part-time
Type of degree: FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Business Law
Course unit code 025027020107
Language of instruction German
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 2
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3
Name of lecturer(s) Tobias GISINGER

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Private Business Law

Course content

1st and 2nd units: the company in legal relations (types of entrepreneurs, company, commercial register, business representation, acquisition) 3rd and 4th units: corporate-related transactions and provisions for the Business Enterprise Code with special consideration of the sale of goods and the UN Sales Law 5th unit: Company Law I (partnerships) 6th and 7th units: Company Law II (corporations) 8th unit: Competition Law, Intellectual Property and Copyright Law 9th unit: Antitrust 10th unit: commercial law, with special consideration of the operating system right

Learning outcomes

Knowledge - Students can explain basic concepts of business law and acquire a basic knowledge of business law (Business Enterprise Code, company law, competition law, industrial law, antitrust law). - Students know the position of enterprises, their actions in legal relations. Comprehension - Students are familiar with generally accepted accounting principles which are progressively considered in the course "Introduction to Business Law". - They are able to legally classify corporate claims and identify legal relations. Application - Students can assess simple legal claims and decide whether corporate law legally matters. - They can apply the acquired legal knowledge and adjust their actions on the basis of it.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, processing of practical cases in seminars

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (80%) and participation tests in seminars (20%)


The possibility of participating in civil court proceedings in order to gain an insight into the process and experience a practical relation to the learned theory of the law is optional.

Recommended or required reading

Kodex Justizgesetze (2014/15). 3. Aufl. Wien: LexisNexis. (oder eine ähnliche Gesetzessammlung) Gisinger, Tobias (2014): Wirtschaftsprivatrecht I, 2 Aufl LexisNexis Bydlinski, Peter (2104): Grundzüge des Privatrechts für Ausbildung und Praxis. 9. Aufl. Wien: Manz-Verlag. Other optional sources are given in the documents of the course. Gesetze und Judikatur to be found under

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)