Course Description

This course explains in plain language the how’s and why’s of business contract creation, execution,
enforcement, and remedies in the event of a breach. Key contract clauses are translated from legalese
into plain English, and basic corporate transactions are examined to ensure your contracts fully state all
necessary and required terms, account for all facets of negotiations, and serve as an effective tool to
protect your business while ensuring performance occurs quickly and efficiently.

A single contract can make or break a business. While it is always prudent to seek advice from sound,
knowledgeable legal counsel in all contract matters, business leaders must understand the scope,
procedures, and processes related to the formation and management of contracts to effectively protect
their company’s financial interests. A failure to fully understand the risks related to business contracts
can result in lost time and opportunities, miscommunication, and expensive litigation.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Describe the origin and legal reasoning behind many of the contract clauses
  • Identify elements required to create a legally binding contract enforceable by law
  • Explain how contracts are formed
  • Identify limits to enforcing contracts
  • Identify issues excusing contractual performance
  • Explain available remedies for contractual breaches
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Live Online
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Apr 22, 2022 to Apr 29, 2022
Live Online
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Apr 23, 2022 to Apr 30, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,055.00
Section Notes


Welcome to Live Online!

Using the Live Online platform, Georgetown faculty deliver real-time online exceptional educational experiences based on a human-centered approach that integrates the needs of professional learners and the possibilities of technology.

Live online classes are small to support highly interactive engaged learning and collaboration, deliver the same learning objectives as classroom courses, and count towards the completion of a Georgetown certificate.

You will experience:

  • live lectures, discussions, activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts
  • the immediacy of live connections with the instructor and your peers to challenge and encourage innovative thinking and the meaningful exploration of ideas
  • scheduled lectures, discussions, and presentations with a comparable level of interaction as classroom attendance
  • networking and the creation of social connections with other professional learners in a global classroom



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