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I. SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
II. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
III. COURSE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT DATA
OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE
THEMATIC UNITS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Subject name
The Economic law of the European Union
ID (subject code)
BMEGT55MN02
Type of subject
Contact lessons
Course types and lessons
Type
Lessons
Lecture
2
Practice
0
Laboratory
0
Type of assessment
mid-term grade
Number of credits
3
Subject Coordinator
Name
Dr. Grad-Gyenge Anikó
Position
associate professor
Contact details
grad-gyenge.aniko@gtk.bme.hu
Educational organisational unit for the subject
Department of Business Law'
Subject website
Language of the subject
magyar és angol – HU, EN
Curricular role of the subject, recommended number of terms

Programme: Management and Leadership MSc (in English) from 2019/20/Term 1

Subject Role: Compulsory elective

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Master’s programme in Management and Leadership from 2019/20/Term 1 (Autumn term start)

Subject Role: Compulsory elective

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Master’s programme in Management and Leadership from 2020/21/Term 2 (Spring term start)

Subject Role: Compulsory elective

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Business law compulsory elective block

Subject Role: Compulsory elective

Recommended semester: 3

Direct prerequisites
Strong
Nincs/None
Weak
Nincs/None
Parallel
Nincs/None
Exclusion
Nincs/None
Validity of the Subject Description
Approved by the Faculty Board of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Decree No: 580768/11/2022. Valid from: 26.10.2022.

Objectives

The European Union is one of the world’s largest economies and one of most important actors of global trade. The course gives a comprehensive overview of the European Union’s economic law and policy, focusing on issues of economic integration, internal market, economic crimes, corporate compliance activities and the regulation of new digital technologies. The course’s topics are divided into three sections: - brief introduction into the law and operation of the European Union – historical and economic background, as well as institutional framework, legal order, sources of law; - economic law and policy in domestic matters – the rules and operation of the internal market, based on the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital; - economic crimes in a wider sense, corporate compliance activities, new digital technologies and the law.

Academic results

Knowledge
  1. The course selects those issues of EU economic law and policy that have a high potential of being of interest for a non-lawyer audience.
Skills
  1. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify and analyze legal and policy problems in this field.
Attitude
  1. The course gives a comprehensive overview of EU economic law and policy as to free trade and free competition.
Independence and responsibility
  1. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify and analyze legal and policy problems in this field.

Teaching methodology

The course is specifically designed to the needs of a non-lawyer audience: it presents the materials accordingly and focuses on issues that have a high potential of being of general interest and the special requirements of the studies.

Materials supporting learning

  • Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, The ABC of EU law (2017), pp. 11-145.

General Rules

The final grade will take into account class-participation (20%). Final grade will be based on two mid-term examinations.

Performance assessment methods

The final grade will take into account class-participation (20%). Final grade will be based on two mid-term examinations.

Percentage of performance assessments, conducted during the study period, within the rating

  • Midterm exams: 60
  • Partial Performance Assessment (Homework + Presence): 40

Percentage of exam elements within the rating

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Conditions for obtaining a signature, validity of the signature

The final grade will take into account class-participation (20%). Final grade will be based on two mid-term examinations.

Issuing grades

%
Excellent 91-100
Very good 85–90
Good 76–84
Satisfactory 63–75
Pass 50–62
Fail < 50

Retake and late completion

1) The exams (midterms) will be corrected within the deadline set by the study and examination rules and will be officially published via Neptune. The Department publishes the date of the inspection on a case-by-case basis. 2) It is possible to improve the mark acquired during the year according to the study and examination rules

Coursework required for the completion of the subject

Nature of work Number of sessions per term
Participation in contact lessons 28
Preparing for the mind-term exam 48
Participation of homework 14
Total 90

Approval and validity of subject requirements

Topics covered during the term

Subject includes the topics detailed in the course syllabus to ensure learning outcomes listed under 2.2. can be achi-eved. Timing of the topics may be affected by calendar or other circumstances in each semester.

Lecture topics
1. European Union: foundation, purposes – historical, political and economic backgroundThe EU’s institutional framework and legislative processStatus and sources of EU law: supremacy, direct applicability/effectProtection of fundamental rights in the EUEnforcement of EU law, court proceedingsInternal market – free movement of goods, persons, services and capitalEU harmonisation of lawEU economic crimesCorporate compliance: historical and comparative issuesCorporate compliance: protection of whistleblowersEU regulation of new technologies – artifical intelligenceEU regulation of new technologies – information systemsEU regulation of new technologies – non-cash means of paymentEU regulation of new technologies – money laundering

Additional lecturers

Name Position Contact details
Dr. Ambrus István egyetemi docens ambrus.istvan@gtk.bme.hu

Approval and validity of subject requirements