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Advanced Diploma in Legal Studies and Business

Gain an extensive knowledge of the key principles behind business management with this free online course.

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This free online Diploma in Legal Studies and Business will give you an overview of company structures, different organization functions, and business environments. This will give you a deeper understanding of how companies operate and the course will also provide you with some simple definitions and clear explanations of important legal concepts, different types of laws, and how laws are created. So start your learning journey today.





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There are a lot of things going on behind the corporate, operations, and human resources management areas of a business. With this business management and legal studies course, you will learn business management fundamentals including the role of a human resources manager, the eight stages of the employment life cycle, and the stages of a project. You will also learn the purpose of cash flow, profit and loss, and balance sheet statements, as well as each phase of the Software Development Life Cycle.

To become a good entrepreneur, you must know how to efficiently handle the money and stocks that come in and out of your business. To teach you this, the course then moves on to apply key accounting concepts and principles including the correct process for recording and depreciating stock. You will also learn the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs as well as identify different types of communication useful in starting a successful enterprise.

Finally, the course explains the adversary trial system, how legal procedures operate, and much more. You will gain an understanding of the legal profession with detailed explanations of the roles that are played by solicitors, barristers, judges, the jury, and magistrates. You will also learn the different aspects of law-making within courts, the relationship between the various law-making bodies, and the methods used to change laws including the reasons for such changes. So don’t delay, start learning to improve your business today.

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Corporate Management

Operations Management

Introduction to Human Resources Management

Corporate, Operations and Human Resources Management Assessment

Project Management - Methodology, Toolsets and Documentation

Project Management - Project Life Cycle

Project Management Assessment

Fundamentals of Accounting

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Stone Soup - Starting a Business or Social Enterprise

Accounting and Entrepreneurship Assessment

Types of Law

How Laws are Created

The Adversary Trial System

The Legal Procedure

Legal Studies Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the functions of different types of organisation and the environment in which they operate
  • Discuss the relationship between operations, productivity and competitiveness in relation to operations management
  • Describe the role of a human resources manager
  • Discuss the eight stages of the employment life cycle
  • Discuss the purpose of the cash flow, profit and loss and the balance sheet statements
  • Calculate the key ratios used in accounting
  • Discuss the process for recording stock and depreciating stock
  • Describe key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs
  • Identify key types of communication useful in starting an enterprise
  • List the characteristics of effective law
  • Explain the three ways in which the law is changed or made
  • Define the adversary trial system
  • Explain what civil procedure is


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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