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Business Law

Major

Uncover the legal applications of business decisions by studying business law. You'll be prepared to analyze complex problems and think critically to make legal and ethical decisions for organizations.

Why Major in Business Law?

Understand the laws that regulate the creation and operation of a business. By studying business law, you will help companies navigate issues from employment practices to consumer protection. You'll help firms reduce risk, manage resources and drive growth.

By studying business law, you'll be able to join fields like banking, insurance or real estate. You'll also be ready to start your own business ventures. You can even use this major to prepare for law school.

Why Study Business Law at CSUN?

BSBA Advantage

The Business Law option is one of ten Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree options at the Nazarian College. BSBA programs are set apart from other business degrees because they emphasize math and analytical skills. Because the BSBA option prepares you to address complex business problems, you will have an advantage in any competitive job market.

Career Preparedness

At CSUN, we believe in the importance of practical experience. As a business law student, we encourage you to enhance your learning with an internship. Our Career Education and Professional Development Center will help you connect with work opportunities to help you apply your studies.

Learn from Practitioners

All Business Law faculty members are licensed attorneys, bringing real-world experience into the classroom. They've achieved professional success in the field and are dedicated to mentoring and training students to be savvy, ethical leaders across a range of fields.

AACSB Accredited

The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard in business and management education. Only 25 percent of business schools nationwide and 5 percent of business schools worldwide receive this distinction.

What You'll Learn

All Business Law majors start with a common business core curriculum to learn the fundamentals of the business world. You will also complete a senior capstone project that is the culmination of your degree.

In your business law core classes, you will learn about the areas of the legal system that shape business:

  • Business law
  • Law, business and ethics
  • Negotiation

In your elective courses, you'll be able to study:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Ethical and legal aspects of technology
  • Business ethics
  • Women and the law
  • Wills, estates and trusts
  • International business law
  • Marketing law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Entertainment business law
  • Commercial transactions law
  • Real estate law
  • Labor and employment law
  • Law and economics
  • Antitrust and regulation

We also encourage students to take a service-learning position or internship to gain valuable experience for credit.

Curriculum

Careers & Outcomes

Our Business Law graduates go on to business careers in a variety of fields. Some work in regulated industries, such as banking, insurance, securities and health care. Others enter business fields, such as human resources, contract administration, risk management and public affairs. Many of our graduates also attend law school and become practicing attorneys.

Employers of recent alumni include:

  • Paul Hastings
  • DLA Piper
  • Davis Polk
  • Kirkland & Ellis
  • Baker McKenzie
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • City, county and state government entities

Common career paths for Business Law graduates include:

  • Paralegal
  • Law clerk
  • Legal assistant
  • Legal counsel
  • Business attorney
  • Corporate lawyer/counsel

Business Honors Program

High-achieving Business Law majors may be eligible for the Business Honors Program (BHP). BHP students have access to scholarship opportunities, selective courses, mentorships, priority registration and much more. Find out about the BHP requirements.

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