Law & Business (Minor Only)

The law and business minor is a collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Law. This 12-credit-hour minor is open to both business majors and non-business majors. Designed to complement any major, the courses in the minor build students’ familiarity with legal concepts and can increase marketability for jobs that don’t require a Juris doctorate but require some knowledge of the law. Many of these jobs are in growing fields such as regulatory compliance, human resources, accounting, contracts and procurement, technology consulting, policy analysis, environmental regulation, health care, financial services and securities regulation, and real estate development. The minor also allows students interested in a possible career in law to experience law classes as an undergraduate.

To be successful, top-level business executives need strong critical thinking and strategic analysis skills. Leaders in business also need to understand how the law can both create business opportunities or adversely impact a business. The courses in the law and business major focus on developing these advanced leadership skills. By understanding how the law works and how lawyers think, business executives can work more effectively with both, inside and outside legal counsel, to develop business strategies, maximize emerging business opportunities, and minimize potential legal risks.

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