Business Law

Business Law

Why Business Law?

The Department of Business Law Department offers a course of study leading to a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with an option in Business Law. This program prepares students to analyze complex problems, think critically and communicate effectively while learning the legal principles pertinent to making business decisions.

Our mission is to equip students with the academic knowledge, problem solving, analytical and professional skills in the areas of business law, business ethics, and real estate necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals.  We offer one of the largest business law programs nationally, with a broad array of courses and opportunities.  All of our faculty are accomplished attorneys who are committed to teaching.  We are dedicated to the success of our students, and our program is designed to prepare students for careers in business, public service and professional practice.

Option in Business Law (New Catalog Year - Available Fall 2016)

Minor in Business Law

The Revised Real Estate and Business Law major and minors Fall, 2016 - FAQs

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The Revised Real Estate and Business Law major and minors Fall, 2016 – FAQs

What’s new?

For Real Estate majors, beginning Fall, 2016, BLAW 412 (Real Estate Practice) will be joined by BLAW 414 (Real Estate Principles) and BLAW 416 (Real Estate Appraisal) as new courses.

For Business Law majors, beginning Fall, 2016, the business breadth requirement disappears and, instead, students will take BLAW 368 (Law, Business & Ethics) and BLAW 453 (Negotiation). BLAW 368 may double count as upper-division GE – check your DPR.

I’m a Real Estate major or minor from a previous catalog year and I still need to take FIN 338 (Real Estate Principles) or FIN 439 (Real Estate Valuation). Will they continue to be offered?

No.  Instead, you’ll need to petition to substitute BLAW 414 in place of FIN 338 and BLAW 416 in place of FIN 439.  You’ll find a request for substitution/waiver form here: Course Substitution waiver form (.pdf)

I’m a BLAW major or minor from a previous catalog year. Can I use BLAW 412, 414 or 416 as BLAW electives towards the major?

No. You’ll find the advisement sheets here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/business-law  They do not include the new real estate classes, BLAW 412, 414 or 416.  However, if you’re under a catalog year where you’re required to take 6 units of “business breadth” classes, you can petition to take BLAW 412, 414 or 416 as one or two of those required breadth classes. You’ll find the course substitution/waiver form here: Course Substitution waiver form (.pdf)

I’m a Real Estate major from a pre-2015 catalog year. Can I substitute BLAW 368 (Law, Business & Ethics) in place of the upper division communication course requirement?

                Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above. 

I’m a Real Estate major from a pre-2015 catalog year. Can I substitute BLAW 412 (Real Estate Practice) in place of the Real Estate Elective Breadth and Perspective course requirement?

                Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above.

I’m a real estate agent or broker licensed in California. Can I petition to waive FIN 338/BLAW 414?

Yes – just submit the course substitution/waiver form referenced above and be sure to include a copy of your license.  If granted, this would waive the required class but would not affect the units necessary to graduate.

How can I find out the most recent information about the programs?

“Like” the Department of Business Law on Facebook and on LinkedIn – this is the quickest way for us to get information to you.

I’m interested in becoming a real estate agent or broker. Where can I get more information?

Licensing is done through California’s Bureau of Real Estate. We have a summary of information here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/real-estate

I’m interested in going to law school. Where can I get more information?

You can find a list of resources here: http://www.csun.edu/blaw/blaw-and-real-estate-advisement  and a summary of information here: "You Can Get There From Here: A Beginner's Guide to Getting Into Law School" (.pdf)

I’m interested in getting a real estate degree.  How strong is CSUN’s program?

Frankly, we’re great.  Our business programs are accredited by AACSB (an achievement obtained by only 5% of the world’s business schools.  Our real estate classes are staffed by professors who have excellent academic credentials combined with real world experience.  We have a vigorous speakers’ series and opportunities for internships.  CSUN has a larger real estate program than any of the other 22 CSU campuses and, in 2015, received the largest grant of any CSU from California’s Real Estate and Land Use Institute.

I’m interested in getting a Business Law degree.  How strong is CSUN’s program?

Well, we’re great there too.  We were the first business school in the western U.S. to create a Business Law program and we’re accredited by the AACSB (an honor achieved by only 5% of business schools globally).  All of our faculty are licensed attorneys with excellent academic credentials along with real world practice of law.  Our graduates go on to business careers in various fields, including regulated industries (for example banking, insurance, securities, health care), along with business fields like human resources, contract administration, risk management, and public affairs.  Lots of our graduates go to law school as well.  In fact, CSUN is the ninth-largest “supplier” of undergraduate degrees of licensed California attorneys.