The mission of the Department of Business Law is to enable students, through excellence in teaching, to recognize and analyze legal issues arising in the business environment.
All Lower Division program advisement is through the College Student Services Center in JH 2113. Upper Division students who are currently enrolled in or have completed BUS 302/L are encouraged to seek advisement through Upper Division mentors from the department of their major.
All faculty are attorneys who are available to advise and counsel students who are considering law school. All department faculty are available during their scheduled office hours to advise students during the semester, with assigned department faculty available during registration periods. Information regarding law school and legal careers is available on the department website. See Pre-Professional Advisement, Pre-Law in this Catalog.
The Business Law option is valuable preparation for careers in a variety of fields, including governmentally regulated industries; for example, banking, insurance, securities and real estate. It is also useful for careers in risk management, contract administration, public affairs, finance, management, legal and judicial support services and employment relations. It is well suited for students who plan careers in industries that are highly regulated; for example, banking, insurance, securities, healthcare and real estate. It is useful for entrepreneurs and for those planning careers in nonprofits. It is focused on the legal applications of business decisions, and so is useful in a variety of careers.
While the Real Estate option is designed for students with career interests in the various functional fields of real estate – brokerage, appraisal, finance, investment, development and asset management, as well as service areas such as escrow and title insurance – the skills with which students in the option will become familiar are applicable in virtually all business fields.
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB International accreditation.
The Business Honors Program is designed to recognize students who have demonstrated high academic standards and to encourage these students to continue their record of excellence as business majors at CSUN. The program is open to students who are declared majors in Accountancy; Economics; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in either Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Insurance and Financial Services, Real Estate or Systems and Operations Management; meet all Honors Program admissions criteria; and are selected by the Business Honors Program Admissions Committee. The Business Honors Program offers rigorous courses that emphasize communication, critical reasoning, complex problem solving and teamwork skills. Students accepted into the program are offered a variety of benefits, including Honors-designated courses, small class size, priority enrollment in business courses, the Business Honors Mentorship Program, the Seminar Series and Business Honors special events. For more information, call (818) 677-3100 or visit www.csun.edu/bhp.
Scholarships and Awards
The department awards the Business Law Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award to graduating seniors meeting rigorous scholarship standards along with the Ruth J. Ecklerle Scholarship and the Book Award to support students progressing towards degrees.
Career Education and Professional Development Center
The David Nazarian College of Business and Economics offers students the opportunity to gain real-life work experience by completing an approved internship. Internship opportunities are available in a wide variety of organizations and cover all business disciplines. Not only does an internship provide students with an opportunity to obtain experience, but in many cases the internship leads to an employment opportunity with that organization. For more information, please call (818) 677-4697 or visit www.csun.edu/cobaessc/career-education-professional-development-center.
Chair: Melanie Stallings Williams, J.D.
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