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Contracts for Business Owners   

Learn all about contract law, including considerations related to the creation and enforcement of contracts.

The course will teach you how to work with contract law as a paralegal. Key topics include contract case law examples, uniform commercial code and more.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Learn all about contract law, including considerations related to the creation and enforcement of contracts.
  1. Case Law and FIRAC
  2. Contracts
    1. Offers
    2. Intent
    3. Uniform Commercial Code
  3. Contract Acceptance
    1. Express Contracts and Implied Contracts
    2. Performance
    3. Fact Patterns
    4. The Mailbox Rule
  4. Consideration
    1. Legal Benefit and Legal Detriment
    2. Promissory Estoppel
  5. Enforcement
  6. Contractual Capacity
  7. Defenses
  8. Third-Party Beneficiaries
    1. Breach

What you will learn

  • Fundamental elements of a contract: offer, acceptance and consideration.
  • Contractual relationships, defenses to a contract and the main legal rules of law school cases.

How you will benefit

  • Gain a clear understanding of contract law prior to starting law school.


Contracts for Business Owners
Fee: $95.00
Dates: 5/1/2022 - 7/31/2022
Delivery Method: Online

This course is offered through our partners at ed2go.  These courses are fun, fast, convenient, easy to use, and led by an expert instructor.  Courses run for six weeks and you have 24/7 access to two lessons each week. Each lesson is accompanied by a short, multiple-choice quiz, and some lessons include hands-on assignments.

You will receive an e-mail with course access information upon completion of your enrollment.

Important: All online courses through the Center for Business & Industry are non-credit courses.  For college credit programs and courses please visit