Concentration in Business Law

The concentration in business law prepares you for a career navigating legal, compliance and regulatory issues within businesses.

Preparing you for success

Businesses and nonprofits face a complex regulatory and legal environment, which creates strong demand for employees grounded in the law. Courses give you a foundation in related issues you face in professional settings. You learn about rules, regulations and ethics that affect real estate, business structure, securities regulation, employment and other financial matters. To complete the degree, you complete a consulting project for a local business or nonprofit organization.

By the time you graduate, your experiences may include:

  • Professional development and networking through Phi Chi Theta honor society and student organizations such as Women in Business
  • Mentoring relationships with faculty who are active in local business development
  • Internships with local law firms

Making your mark

Business law majors are valued in businesses and nonprofit organizations that face legal issues in areas such as human resources, personnel, government relations, intellectual property and contract negotiations. All recent Bradley graduates found jobs or continued to graduate school within six months of graduation. They’re working for the music industry, startup businesses and consulting firms. Others are continuing their education at Indiana University’s McKinney Law School, George Mason University, University of Illinois and Ohio State University.

Major Requirements

Required Courses - 25 hrs.

  • PSY 101: Principles of Psychology - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 342: Legal Environment of Business - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 345: Law of Business - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 446: Employment Law - 3 hrs.
  • M L 300: Organizational Environments - 2 hrs.
  • M L 353: Operations Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 356: Human Resource Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 357: Leading Organizations - 2 hrs.
  • M L 358: Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses Group 1 (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • BLW 289: Topics in Business Law - 1-3 hrs.
  • BLW 389: Topics in Business Law - 1-3 hrs.
  • BLW 499: Independent Studies in Business Law - 1-3 hrs.
  • BLW 542: Legal Environment of Business - 2 hrs.
  • BLW 648: Legal Aspects of Fraud Examination - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 689: Topics in Business Law - 1-3 hrs.
  • ENT 382: Entrepreneurship - 3 hrs.
  • ENT 383: Managing Entrepreneurial Growth - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 272: Mgmt. Applications of Personal Computers - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 276: E-Commerce - 3 hrs.
  • MIS 378: HCI & Usability Testing - 3 hrs.
  • M L 315: Principles of Risk Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 353: Operations Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 456: Compensation Management - 3 hrs.
  • M L 457: HR Theory & Program Design - 3 hrs.

Elective Courses Group 2 (choose two) - 6 hrs.

  • BLW 347: Law and the Entrepreneur - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 355: Labor-Management Relations - 3 hrs.
    or CON 394: Construction Labor and Unions - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 395: Real Estate Law - 3 hrs.
  • BLW 360: Business & Intellectual Property - 3 hrs.
    or COM 330: Communication Law and Ethics - 3 hrs.
  • ECO 310: Labor Economics - 3 hrs.
    or ECO 362: Economics and Law - 3 hrs.
  • PLS 317: International Law -3 hrs.
    or PLS 459: Constitutional Law - 3 hrs.
    or PLS 460: Constitutional Law - 3 hrs.

Management with business law concentration majors must satisfactorily complete at least 15 hours of courses with BLW, ENT, MIS or M L prefixes at Bradley University. Students should also note that some courses are offered only once each year.