Business Management FT
Apply Icon

Introduction to Law

level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

• know general civil law as well as general private law aspects of entrepreneurial activities.
• understand fundamental legal principles explained with specific examples of common problems in legal practice.
• are able to classify common legal business-related problems under general private law and civil law.
• understand the legal organization of businesses, the contract law of business persons and alternative corporate legal forms, especially for business start-ups.
• are able to classify the following fields of law and understand their basic contents: company law, liability, contract law, marketing (purchasing, internet trade, franchise, etc.), financial contract law (loans, securities, shareholdings, etc.), insolvency, protection of industrial property, labor law, administrative law, industrial law, antitrust law and European law.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

• Differences between public law / private law
• General private law / special private law
• Subdivision general private law
• General property law
• Forms of property
• Deed restriction
• Land register law
• Legal capacity and capacity to act, representation
• General contract law
• Legal forms

recommended or required reading

Kodex, Bürgerliches Recht, LexisNexis
Kodex, Unternehmensrecht
Koziol, H. / Welser, R. (2006): Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts I, Wien.
Koziol, H. / Welser, R. (2007): Grundriss des bürgerlichen Rechts II, Wien
Barta, H.: Zivilrecht. Einführung und Grundriss. (online).
Bydlinski, P.(2010): Bürgerliches Recht I Allgemeiner Teil, Wien.
Führich, E. (2008): Wirtschaftsprivatrecht
Jaschinski, C./ Hey, A./ Kaesler, C.(2011): Wirtschaftsrecht
Küfner-Schmitt, D./ Dietrich, S./ Jaensch, M./ Julius, H.(2005): Wirtschaftsrecht: Basisbuch für Studium und Praxis
Melchior, R./ Schwind, H.-D.(2010): Wirtschaftsrecht leicht gemacht
Sodan, H.(2011): Öffentliches, Privates, Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht
Ullrich, N.(2008): Wirtschaftsrecht für Betriebswirte

assessment methods and criteria

written examination

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Pegger Franz

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable