At which campus can I study this program?
This minor presents students with a structured study of the statutory and common law governing the business environment. Students in this program have the opportunity to learn advanced legal subject matter, including business organization structures, employment law, property law, commercial transactions, intellectual property, environmental law, and government regulation. Content is framed around the organization and support of complex business enterprises from a legal perspective. This includes complex legal transactions, litigation support and avoidance, and the development of enterprises. The emphasis on the complex nature of legal organization formation, transactions, and litigation support is provided through a rigorous selection of business law and core business courses.
What is the Legal Environment of Business?
The Legal Environment of Business minor presents you with a structured study of the statutory and common law governing the business environment. Students in this program have the opportunity to learn advanced legal subject matter, including business organization structures, employment law, property law, commercial transactions, intellectual property, environmental law, and government regulation.
Entrance to the Minor
|Requirements for the Minor||18|
Requirements for the Minor
At least 6 credits must be at the 400 level.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|BLAW 341||Business Law I: Introduction to Contracts, Liability Issues, and Intellectual Property||3|
|BLAW 441||Business Law II: Agency, Employment and Business Structure||3|
|ECON 104||Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy||3|
|FIN 301||Corporation Finance||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Real Estate Law|
|Business and Environmental Regulation|
|Advanced UCC and Commercial Transactions|
|Advanced Intellectual Property and Competition Law|
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Smeal College Undergraduate Education
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