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Diploma in Business and Legal Studies

Learn about important business management and legal system procedures with this Diploma in Business and Legal Studies.

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This free online Business and Legal Studies diploma teaches you about key areas of business and law, such as corporate management, human resources management, operations management, accounting, and the adversary system. For both businesses and managers understanding the law around their business is essential for long-term success. Start this free online course today to familiarise yourself with the legal obligations of doing business.
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This business course will begin by discussing the characteristics of large-scale organizations, the functions of management, and the most important business environments. You will then learn how to use key performance indicators (KPIs) when evaluating organizational performance. Next, you will study management structures and objectives, the four main management styles, and the skills and competencies needed for effective management. You will also learn the different styles of management as well as how to handle and implement organizational changes.

Next, you will cover the most essential aspects of human resource management such as the roles and responsibilities of managers and the importance of organizational objectives. You will also study the employment cycle, employee relations, and how to handle changes within the organization. Finally, you will take a look at financial accounting, the main types of laws and how they are created, the adversary legal system, and important legal procedures.

By taking this online business course, you will gain vital knowledge of the business world and the main aspects of business management. The course is ideal for business owners and managers who want to gain comprehensive knowledge of the business and legal system, and will also be very valuable for those who are considering a career in HR and business management. So why wait? Check out the course and give your career a boost today!

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Managing large scale organisations

Evaluating organisational performance

Management structures and objectives

Management styles

Change management

Human resource management

The employment cycle

Employee relations

Managing changes to human resource management

Operations management

Operations management strategies

Applying operations management

Introduction to accounting

Accounting terminology

Accounting principles

Accounting systems

Preparation of reports

Balance day adjustments in the general journal and ledger

Accounting concepts

Accounting information

Accounting issues

Balance day adjustments


Control for debtors and creditors

Historical cash flow statement

Profit and loss statements

Risk in small business

Stock recording and valuation

Characteristics of effective laws

Civil and criminal law

How and why the law changes

How do judges make laws?

Relationships between law-making bodies

The Adversary trial system

The Court hierarchy

The Jury system

Civil procedure

Criminal procedure

Civil cases and criminal disputes


Learning Outcomes

You will understand the characteristics and functions involved in managing a large scale organization. You will gain a knowledge of key performance indicators (KPIs) when evaluating organizational performance and understand the importance of structures and objectives pertaining to business management. You will know the different styles of management and the continuous changes that you need to be aware of. You will have a good understanding of HR management, the employment cycle, employee relations and operations management. You will understand accounting concepts like balance sheets, profit and loss statements, accounting terminology and principles, and preparation of reports. You will also learn about the characteristics of effective laws, civil and criminal law, the adversary trial system and more.


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:

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