Management & Leadership with concentration in Legal Studies

Engage Business and Society

The concentration in Legal Studies provides you solid grounding in those areas of business with a significant legal component such as real estate acquisition and management, business structure, securities regulation, and employment law.

Why major in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Legal Studies?

  • A want to obtain a solid grounding in the skills and concepts necessary to meet the complex and challenging tasks of management
  • A desire to be prepared for a career in business with a significant legal component
  • An interest in law school or a want to explore law courses while obtaining a business degree

Opportunity to Innovate

Students not only encounter an array of internship opportunities, but also take the senior capstone course.  In this course, students work on a team and provide advice and consultation to a real business client during their final semester.  Projects such as:

  • Designing business plans
  • Analyzing markets
  • Designing and implementing customer surveys
  • Providing verbal and written reports

You can also join innovative and leadership-oriented organizations including:

  • The Society for the Advancement of Management
  • Women in Business
  • Phi Chi Theta, a co-ed business fraternity

Some students with this concentration choose to attend law school after graduation.

Impact the World

Graduates experience a 100% placement rate.  Students in this major are prepared for management positions in both industry and not-for-profit settings. Additionally, students are well prepared for graduate-level business courses or public administration programs, law school, and other graduate school programs.

Course Requirements

Requirements for the Legal Studies concentration include:

  • BLW 342 Legal Environment of Business
  • BLW 345 Law of Business
  • M L 356 Human Resource Management
  • M L 357 Leadership and Interpersonal Behavior
  • M L 358 Managerial Decision Making
  • BLW 395 Real Estate Principles
  • BLW 446 Employment Law
  • One M L elective (see Management & Leadership list)
  • and one of the following:
  • ECO 352 Industrial Organization
  • ECO 362 Economics and Law
  • PLS 317 International Law
  • PLS 459 Constitutional Law
  • PLS 460 Constitutional Law