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Master of JurisprudenceThe Business and Entrepreneurship Law concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence program page for details about the overall program and other available concentrations.
M.Jur. Business and Entrepreneurship Law Concentration (Available Online)
The M.Jur. in Business and Entrepreneurship Law is available both in an online distance learning program and a traditional classroom environment
The M.Jur. in Business and Entrepreneurship Law is for established entrepreneurs, as well as small business owners prior to starting their business or after they have established their business.
The coursework is also ideal for those with established franchisees or in upper management of established larger companies who may be thinking of starting up their own company.
Master’s-level students in other concentrations, such as engineering or MBA students, can also benefit from the curriculum.
You’ll learn about:
- Business law
- Corporate law
- Commercial law
What is Business Law?
Business law encompasses most of the laws related to businesses and corporations, from contracts to the creation of a new business to issues that may arise when businesses interact with other businesses and customers. Business law governs the ways in which people can legally start, buy, manage, close and sell a business, as well as they ways in which property issues, shareholder rights, mergers and acquisitions can be handled. Business lawyers have a deep understanding of subjects like contracts, employment laws, tax laws and copyright laws.
In contrast, commercial law focuses on the sale and distribution of products. Commercial law and business law overlap in many ways.
Business and Entrepreneurship Law Concentration Curriculum
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)||2|
|Legal Research and Writing (offered online)||2|
|Contracts (offered online)||4|
|Property or Torts (both offered online)||4|
|Business Associations (or Business Structures and Statutory Compliance online)||3|
|Negotiations (offered online)||3|
|Employment Law (offered online)||3|
Additional Concentration Requirements
|Tax Class||2 to 3|
|Secured Transactions (or Commercial Law and Contracting online)||3 (or 4 for Commercial Law and Contracting online)|
|Cybersecurity (or Privacy) Law||2|
Online offerings may be limited and may differ from residential counterparts.
Ready to take the next step?
Curious which M.Jur. concentration is right for you? Questions about the admission process or the program? Our admission team will work with you to answer any questions and help you through the process when you’re ready.
Learn about the application process, deadlines and requirements for the Master of Jurisprudence program: