Business Law, Graduate Certficate

**Program ABA Pending Approval**

The Graduate Certificate in Business Law is designed to provide professionals in large and small enterprises with an ability to recognize, navigate, and leverage the laws that regulate business organizations and transactions.

Program Plan

Students take one 3-credit course per term. Each term is approximately eight weeks, and there are two terms (A and B) in each of three semesters (fall, spring, and summer). The course work may be spread over two or three semesters. Every student begins the program by taking a required foundation course (Introduction to Legal Studies II). Students then take three additional required courses, each that focuses specifically on health law.

Program Features

Total Certificate Credit Requirement

The program requires 12 semester hours.

Course Organization

The program comprises four courses:

  • Each course is eight weeks

  • One or two courses are taken each semester

  • Each course is 3 semester hours

  • Course type:

    • One foundation course

    • Three certificate-specific courses

Academic Structure

  • Six eight-week sessions per calendar year:

    • Fall A

    • Fall B

    • Spring A

    • Spring B

    • Summer A

    • Summer B

      One or two eight-week courses (3 semester hours each) taken in one to three semesters.

       Total of four courses needed to complete certificate.

Time to Certificate Completion

Normal completion time is two to three semesters (depending upon course sequencing) of part-time study, with students taking one course at a time.

Admissions cycles

  • Fall B

  • Spring B

  • Summer B

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution

  • Online application

  • Application fee—none

  • Personal statement with designated questions to be answered

  • One letter of recommendation

  • TOEFL for international students

  • Transcripts from all previous higher educational institutions attended

  • Professional resumé

**Program Pending ABA Approval**

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


LS 6102Introduction to Legal Studies 23
LS 6170Financial Transactions3
LS 6160Regulation and Global Business Strategies3
Complete one of the following:3
Intellectual Property Survey
Special Topics in Employee Rights and Employer Obligations

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

12 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required