Major Area of Specialization in Legal Studies (People & Society)

A student may pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a major area of specialization in Legal Studies. This course of study enhances the interaction between legal counsel and the business manager, preparing graduates to excel in a wide variety of business pursuits. A flexible, inherently cross-disciplinary course of study, the Legal Studies major can facilitate careers in such fields as risk management, compliance, human resources, marketing, finance and accounting, general business or non-profit management, health care, government, and small business ownership/entrepreneurship. For some, it may also provide an appropriate foundation for the professional study of law.

Curriculum Requirements

In addition to satisfying the University General Education Requirements and Electives, students pursuing the BBA in Legal Studies must complete the BBA Business Core and the specific coursework for the Legal Studies major area of specialization as follows:

University General Education Requirements 1
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
STEM Cognate Courses9
Electives 227
BBA Business Core Requirements 1
ACC 211Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 212Managerial Accounting3
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law3
BTE 210Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation3
BUS 101First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork)3
BUS 150Business Analytics3
BUS 300Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 33
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems (Microeconomics)3
ECO 212Economic Principles and Problems (Macroeconomics)3
FIN 302Fundamentals of Finance3
MAS 110Quantitative Applications in Business (minimum grade of C- required)3
or MTH 161 Calculus I
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics (minimum grade of C- required)3
MAS 202Intermediate Business Statistics3
MGT 303Operations Management3
MGT 304Organizational Behavior3
MGT 401Strategic Management (must be taken in the final semester)3
MKT 201Foundations of Marketing3
or MKT 301 Marketing Foundations
Major Area of Specialization in Legal Studies 4
BSL 212Introduction to Business Law (Taken as part of the Business Core, it is a pre-requisite for all other BSL courses.)
BSL 324Negotiation3
BSL 485Managing the Legal Factor (taken in the final semester)3
Major Choice Courses - Select four courses (12 credit hours) from the following: 12
Corporate Law
Legal and Social Aspects of Business Regulation
Legal Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
The Law of Financial Transactions
International Business Law
Intellectual Property Law
Law Of Entrepreneurship
Health Care Law and Ethics
The Law Of Risk
Special Topics in Business Law
Total Credit Hours120
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NOTE:  ENG 105 and ENG 106 , or their equivalents, must be completed prior to attaining junior year classification, per the University General Education Requirements. Additionally, all 100 and 200-level Business Core courses must be completed by the end of the fifth semester of college work or during the semester in which the student is completing 75 credit hours.

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 At least one course with an international focus must be completed within the degree requirements.  The appropriateness of the course is determined by the academic advisor.

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 Students who do not earn at least a C- in ENG 106 must either repeat ENG 106 and earn at least a C- or complete ENG 230 with at least a C- before enrolling in BUS 300.

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 All specific coursework for the major area of specialization in Legal Studies must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the major area of specialization.

 All courses must be completed within the current pre-requisite structure.

Sample Plan of Study

This Sample Plan of Study represents one possible version of a new freshman Business student’s 8-semester plan.  The individual student's plan may vary depending upon the initial placement into English Composition and mathematics. Moreover, numerous plan variations are possible if a student enters the University with advanced college credits, wishes to participate in study abroad, chooses a special program option, or selects additional majors or minors.  

Note that each major/minor at the University of Miami satisfies a particular "Area of Knowledge" within the general education requirements of the University. This means that it is possible to pursue two majors or a major and a minor within the School of Business and fulfill both the STEM and People and Society Areas of Knowledge; a separate cognate in these areas would not be required. The only remaining general education Area of Knowledge would be Arts and Humanities, which must be completed through a major, minor, or cognate outside of the School of Business.

Students construct their individualized plans in collaboration with their assigned academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
BSL 212 Introduction to Business Law 3
BUS 101 First Step (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through teamwork) 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MAS 110 or MTH 161 Quantitative Applications in Business
or Calculus I
3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BUS 150 Business Analytics 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MAS 201 Introduction to Business Statistics 3
MKT 201 Foundations of Marketing 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall
ACC 211 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BTE 210 Fundamentals Of Business Technology & Innovation 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
MAS 202 Intermediate Business Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ACC 212 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 212 Economic Principles and Problems 3
FIN 302 Fundamentals of Finance 3
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior 3
Legal Studies Major Choice 3
 Credit Hours15
Junior Year
Fall
BSL 324 Negotiation 3
BUS 300 Critical Thinking & Persuasion for Business 3
MGT 303 Operations Management 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Legal Studies Major Choice 3
Legal Studies Major Choice 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
Fall
Legal Studies Major Choice 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BSL 485 Managing the Legal Factor 3
MGT 401 Strategic Management 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120