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 - 26 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 - 3 hrs.
  • M L 358 Managerial Decision Making - 3 hrs.
  • 3 hours of approved M L, BLW, ENT or MIS elective course(s)

Elective Courses (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 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 ML prefixes at Bradley University. Students desiring concentrations should declare their intentions as early as possible and should consult with their advisor to ensure that the correct courses are taken. Students should also note that some courses are offered only once each year.