Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Law

The business law degree offers a versatile combination of business and legal expertise. By improving your legal knowledge, you’ll be more efficient and better positioned in the world of business. You’ll gain the tools to thrive in a variety of positions at the intersection of business and law. These include business managers, contracts and compliance, human resources, numerous government positions, legal assistants, policy representatives, research analysts and more.

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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Why earn a business law degree?

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or corporate executive, a business law degree online may be an ideal fit for you. This innovative, transdisciplinary program provides a strong business foundation coupled with legal expertise. As a business law major, you’ll prepare for a variety of professions in which business and law play an important role. You’ll also gain a systematic framework for analyzing legal regulation and corresponding business risks and liabilities.

The business law degree covers diverse topics in the fields business and law. You’ll take courses on the U.S. legal system and substantive areas of business law. You’ll develop expertise on the legal and regulatory climate that affects business policies and decisions. The program’s rigorous coursework will also impart essential business law skills, such as logic, compliance, case analysis, negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving.

What is business law?

 

Business law is a subdiscipline of business that covers the system of rules governing the formation and operation of a business. It focuses on preventing problems that may hinder a business or cause legal disputes. Areas of business law include but are not limited to contracts, compliance, negotiations, human resources, intellectual property and taxes.

Can I get into law school with this business law degree?

 

This program was not designed to be a pathway to law school, though students who complete this program would be eligible to apply. Law schools admit students from a wide-variety of degrees.

The business law degree online is a business-oriented program. As a business law major, you’ll gain a sound business foundation through a concentration of courses focused on legal principles that can be applied to business situations.

Will my business law degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Business law courses

As a business law major, you’ll gain the knowledge and tools necessary to analyze legal issues faced by businesses. You’ll take courses about the legal system, ethical issues, regulatory agencies, intellectual property and more. The rigorous business law coursework also covers topics like argumentation, justice theory and persuasive writing on public issues. Browse some featured courses below.


ACC 231: Uses of Accounting Information I


ACC 241: Uses of Accounting Information II


CIS 105: Computer Applications and Information Technology (CS)


ECN 212: Microeconomic Principles (SB)


ECN 221: Business Statistics (CS)


ECN 211: Macroeconomic Principles (SB)


FIN 300: Fundamentals of Finance


LES 305: Business Law and Ethics for Managers


What can I do with a business law degree?

When you graduate with a business law degree, you’ll thrive in a variety of positions and industries. Whether you’re starting a new business venture, pursuing a corporate career or joining a compliance team, your combination of business and legal expertise will make you a competitive applicant. Browse potential business law careers below.

Business Analyst


Growth: 10.7 %
Salary: $87,660

Compliance Manager


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Cost Estimator


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Salary: $66,610

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 24.8 %
Salary: $86,200

Regulatory Affairs Manager


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Risk Manager


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Security Manager


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Store Security Manager


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Study with business professionals

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Study with business professionals

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Business law degree requirements

General admission requirements

Freshman additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Learn from one of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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