Silicon Valley Business School

Business Organizations

Limiting liability for company founders and investors is an issue for all business people to consider. Another topic of interest for entrepreneurs is the balance of power between the shareholders, directors and officers. In this module, the legal aspects of agency are presented, and the various forms of business entity, including sole proprietor, partnership, corporations, and LLCs are compared and contrasted. Students learn the principles of limited liability, corporate formation, the appointment and powers of officers of directors.

Free Course Sections
Below you have free access to some of the learning materials in each section of this course. These are provided for you to educate yourself on the course content. If you want to gain a good understanding, we recommend you watch each video and read all the materials in each section before moving along to the next section.

Business Organizations: Introduction
Business Organizations: Sole Proprietor
Business Organizations: Agency
Business Organizations: Partnerships
Business Organizations: Limited Liability Companies ~ LLC's
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Introduction to US Corporations
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Formation
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Shares
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Officers
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Shareholders
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Directors
Business Organizations: S-Corporations & Other Variations
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Duties and Conflicts
Business Organizations: Corporations ~ Piercing the Corporate Veil
Business Organizations: Derivative Lawsuits
Business Organizations: Corporate Fraud
Certificate Course
The Certificate Course covers the same material, but tracks your progress and tests you in each section. Once you have passed all the quizzes in the Certificate Course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

See Certificate Course