Commercial Law

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This course will pro­vide an intro­duc­tion to the Cana­di­an legal sys­tem with empha­sis on legal prob­lems affect­ing the admin­is­tra­tion of busi­ness enter­pris­es. Focus will be on the law of contracts.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Aimed at beginning to mid-career individuals interested in acquiring new workplace skills, this course will also benefit prospective or aspiring managers ready to take the next step in their careers.
What you will learn

  • Acquire a theoretical base in commercial law, focusing on identifying and solving realistic legal problems that occur in the workplace.
  • Undertake an extensive study of the law of contracts, with specific emphasis on the law relating to the formation of contracts, complaints about performance in contracts, obtaining relief from breaches of contract, and collecting payment under contracts.
  • Explore issues related to non-contractual liability as you study the law relating to intentional torts such as fraud, conversion of goods, defamation, imitation of business markings, and interference with land use.
  • Understand the law of negligence both from a business and a professional liability perspective.
  • Discuss the legal relationships within business and review the structures of sole proprietorship, partnership and the limited partnership and corporations and how business raises capital in the legal environment.
  • Examine business lending and borrowing practices dealing with the granting of security and its enforcement, as well as problems arising from the law respecting negotiable instruments and guarantees.
Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Andrew Hladyshevsky

Your Instructor

Andrew Hladyshevsky

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Weekday evening (Thu)
Sep 17, 2020Dec 3, 2020




6:15 pm – 9:30 pm







Business Law In Canada

12 edition

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 17, 2020. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.


Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 1 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Summer & Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Summer & Fall terms.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Summer/Fall.