2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2018  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Business Law, M.B.L.

The Master of Business Law program curriculum is designed to prepare students to identify and address legal and ethical issues in the business environment. MBL students acquire legal knowledge and develop analytical skills typically available only to students in a three year juris doctor program. The MBL program also develops skills in decision making, dispute resolution and ethics. MBL students closely examine legal and ethical risks inherent in a business environment and a significant federal regulatory scheme through their final research project.

The MBL program provides students an exceptional opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and skills for application in business settings. However, the MBL program is not a juris doctor program and does not provide students or graduates with any of the credentials required to take a bar examination or practice law.

The MBL program is designed to benefit a diverse group of individuals, including:

  • Individuals who work with the law and want to expand their knowledge of the law.
  • Individuals who work with lawyers and want to work more effectively within the legal area.
  • Individuals who want to expand their career objectives in a direction which involves working more with the law.
  • Individuals who want to broaden their base of knowledge for personal or business reasons by learning about the law.


Most courses are offered in eight-week time frames, one night a week.  Students earn three hours of credit for each course completed.


Master of Business Law


Dr. Dixie Madden, Program Director
Business Law


In addition to the requirements stated under the Graduate Admissions Policy, the requirements for admission to the MBL program are as follows:

  1. Two letters of recommendation: one of which must be from a business or professional supervisor.
  2. Completion of program interview process and written approval of admission by the program director after review of the admission requirements.