MINOR IN BUSINESS LAW
Minnesota State University Mankato
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The Business Law program teaches the fundamental legal principles shaping the business world including contracts, intellectual property, employment and international law. The program is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills needed to become effective leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals who make legally-informed, ethical and strategic decisions.
The Business Law minor is a perfect fit for students who plan to go to law or graduate school. It is also designed to give an edge to students who plan to work in compliance-related fields, contract-related fields, financial fields, and entrepreneurial fields.
A minor in business law provides students with practical knowledge of the complex legal issues that govern the business environment. The minor teaches students the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and manage legal and ethical issues in a wide array of settings including contracts, management, employment and human resources, construction, banking, international business, and intellectual property. It is also excellent preparation for students who plan to attend law school.
The Business Law minor provides students a solid foundation of business law and the skills to be successful professionals who make ethical, strategic and legally-savvy decisions. The 18 credit minor includes four required courses that cover a wide array of core legal concepts including the legal system, litigation, contracts, sales, and employment law. Students complete their minor with two additional courses that are tailored to their specific interests and fields such as negotiations and conflict management, construction and design law, technology and intellectual property law, and international law.