Course outline


General Information:


School: Economics & Social Sciences

Department: Business Administration

Level of Studies: Undergraduate

Course code: 607

Semester: F

Course title: Commercial Law and Digital Transformation


Weekly teaching hours: 4

Type of course: elective

Prerequisite courses: No

Language of instruction and exams: Greek

The course is offered to Erasmus students: No

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The purpose of the course:

The subject in question covers as a subject of teaching the wide range of legal relations of private law extending from the Directive and the PDs on electronic commerce, information and the right of access to it (art. 902 of the Civil Code), the electronically drawn up contract according to provisions of the Civil Code, culpable relationships in online contracts, the right to an electronic address, the protection of personal data and of course up to the issues arising from digital signatures and electronic documents (articles 440-444 of the Civil Code).


Thus, the course constitutes a necessary foundation for gaining an effective understanding of the modern electronic operating framework of any economy. Particular emphasis is placed on the law of contracts and in particular on the issues of breach of contract, which are linked to the special needs of the students of the Department of Business Administration.


Learning outcomes:

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

1.       To know the fundamental concepts of e-commerce.

2.       To acquire a common understanding of the structure and operation of the rules of the specific branch of law (civil & commercial).

3.       To understand the electronic way of forming legal relationships.

4.       To realize that all their social, economic and professional activity is regulated by legal rules, which attempt to maintain a balanced satisfaction of their rights and,

5.       To be able to use reasoning and corresponding argumentation to deal with/solve basic legal problems concerning important actors of economic activity.


General Skills:

-     Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information, using the necessary technologies

-     Adaptation to new situations

-     Decision making

-     Autonomous work

-     Teamwork

-     Work in an international environment

-     Work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     Generating new research ideas

-     Project planning and management

-     Respect for diversity and multiculturalism

-     Respect for the natural environment

-     Demonstration of social, professional and ethical responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

-     Development of criticism and self-criticism

-     Promotion of free, creative and inductive thinking

-     Other skills


Moreover, the course aims to develop the following general skills:


-     Critical ability and self-criticism

-     Ability to cooperate

-     Interpersonal skills

-     Search data using the necessary technologies


Course Content:

Taking into account the general skills that the graduate must acquire (as they are listed in the Diploma Appendix) the teaching of Legal subjects of Electronic Commerce offers students an opportunity to approach complex issues of electronic civil and commercial law, providing them with a new perspective of understanding the critical concepts of law relations, both at national and European level.


Students will come into contact with a wide range of rules governing the transactional relations of economic agents and at the same time will be able to outline the structure and organization of economic institutions at national and international level.


Therefore, students will be able:

-     to adapt to new situations

-     to make informed decisions

-     to work in an interdisciplinary environment

-     to acquire stimuli for further research activity

-     to demonstrate social and moral responsibility with a criterion and the nexus of the rules of law and

-     to promote free and creative thinking based on inductive reasoning.

 Teaching & Learning Methods - Evaluation

-     Method of delivery: face-to-face

-     Use of information and communication technologies: Use of information and communication technologies in teaching, laboratory education, communication with students. Electronic communication with students, learning-process support through the “e-class” online platform.