Corporate Law, 5 credits

Associationsrätt, 5 hp


Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Ingrid Thörn Berggren

Course coordinator

Ingrid Thörn Berggren

Director of studies or equivalent

Johannes Lerm
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7YEK Business and Economics Programme 3 (Autumn 2023) 202334-202337 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Commercial Law

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Business and Economics Programme

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
Social Studies, English, and Mathematics corresponding to the level of Swedish upper secondary education (Samhällskunskap 1b or 1a1 and 1a2, Engelska 6 and Matematik 3b/3c or Matematik C)
Basic Course on Commercial Law 10 ECTS credits, (or the equivalent), and External accounting comprising at least 7.5 ECTS credits.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for the Swedish corporation forms that exist and the differences between them,
- account for knowledge regarding formation of corporations and their legal personality,
- account for the statutory qualifications that go with organs and functions in a corporation, the limits of the qualifications and authorities, and the law of damages related sanctions in case of infringements of these,
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the corporate law control systems,
- account for the capital raising of corporations and the protection of the own capital and its composition,
- identify and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different corporation forms from different perspectives, for example from an owner perspective and a creditor's perspective.

Course content

This course covers business as a corporation from a judicial perspective. Corporate law regulates a company's formal structure through regulations of decision methods, division of power and responsibility, how the company's fortune may be disposed and of insight for different stakeholder groups.

Teaching and working methods

The teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Participation in seminars is compulsory. The students should also study independently.


The course is examined through written and independent examination, and active participation in seminars.
Prior knowledge
For admission to the course, the general entry requirements apply
Completed Basic Course on Commercial Law 15 HE credits, (or the equivalent), and completed education in external accounting comprising at least 7.5 HE credits.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Examination 3.5 credits U, G, VG
SEM3 Seminars 3 0.5 credits U, G
SEM2 Seminars 2 0.5 credits U, G
SEM1 Seminars 1 0.5 credits U, G

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