Major in Business Administration - Legal Studies

Director: Quincey R. Johnson
Stephens Hall 301, 410-704-4866

To complete the major in Business Administration with the Legal Studies Concentration, students must be admitted to the Business Administration major (see admission requirements in the Business Administration major section of this catalog) before taking 24 units in Legal Studies and 33 units in upper-level business courses. All requirements for the major must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students have retained critical information from prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on business content as part of the capstone course, MNGT 481. The results of this examination serve as 10 percent of the MNGT 481 grade. See the Suggested Course Sequence for Business ­Administration Majors.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration (BUAD) requires a minimum of 120 earned units, which must include successful completion of the Core Curriculum requirements, the Business Administration major requirements listed below, and electives. See the complete Degree ­Requirements in the University Curriculum section in this catalog.

During the freshman and sophomore years, pre-business administration (PBUA) students must concentrate on building an academic foundation as a base for the in-depth, upper-level courses. This foundation includes both lower-level required courses and most of the Core Curriculum requirements. Students who enroll in CBE “majors only” courses without having fulfilled the prerequisites risk losing their place in those courses.

Students are responsible for monitoring their own progress toward graduation. Students must consult with their assigned advisers each term to ensure that prerequisite courses are taken in proper sequence to meet the student’s target completion date for the degree. Prerequisites are monitored during registration.

Requirements for all Business Administration Majors

Courses Required for Admission to Major (18 Units)18
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 211 HONORS ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
LEGL 225LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
MATH 211CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS3
or MATH 273 CALCULUS I
Select one of the following:3
STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
BASIC STATISTICS
HONORS BASIC STATISTICS
Admission to the BUAD major requires an average GPA of 2.7 or higher in the eight courses required for admission. A grade of C or higher is required in each individual course.
Required Business Courses (open to Pre-BUAD majors) (20 Units)20
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 212 HONORS ACCOUNTNG PRINCIPLES II
BUSX 301BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
EBTM 250PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS I1
EBTM 251PROBLEM SOLVING IN BUSINESS II1
EBTM 337ENTERPRISE INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
Required Business Courses (open to BUAD majors only) (12 Units)12
BUSX 460PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE3
EBTM 350BUSINESS ANALYTICS3
EBTM 365PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT3
MNGT 481STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT3
BUAD majors must also complete an approved concentration or track of between 21 and 24 units.
BUAD majors are required to complete the Bloomberg Essentials Certification for Equities prior to graduation.

Legal Studies Concentration Requirements 

Legal Studies Required Courses
LEGL 226BUSINESS LAW3
Select five of the following:15
SPORTS LAW
ELDER LAW
CYBER LAW: THE LAW OF THE INTERNET
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LEGAL STUDIES (Different topics offered. )
Select two of the following:6
FAMILY LAW
MEDIA LAW
LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
JUDICIAL SYSTEM
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND POLITICS
Total Units24

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ENGL 102 (Core 2)3TSEM 102 (Core 1)3
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)3MATH 211 (may substitute MATH 273)3
Prerequisite for MATH 211 (Core 3)3ECON 202 or 2043
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 201 or 2113ACCT 202 or 2123
ECON 205 or MATH 2313BUSX 301 (Core 9)3
LEGL 2253LEGL 2263
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133EBTM 2501
Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133EBTM 2511
 Lab Science (Core 7)4
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MNGT 3613EBTM 3503
MKTG 3413Legal Concentration Course3
FIN 3313Legal Concentration Course3
EBTM 3373Core 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 or 133
Legal Concentration Course3Elective 3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
MNGT 482 (Core 14)3MNGT 4813
EBTM 3653BUSX 4603
Legal Concentration Course3Legal Concentration Course3
Legal Concentration Course3Legal Concentration Course3
Elective3Elective 3
 15 15
Total Units 120

As a premier school of applied business learning, the College of Business and Economics prepares its graduates to achieve excellence in their professional careers. Rigorous academic studies and hands-on business experience—all subject to strict measures of performance— work in combination to develop the foundation for success, connect students with the professional community and transform students who will have a positive impact in and beyond Maryland.

Graduates of Towson University’s College of Business and Economics will:

Apply Business Knowledge in the Context of Professional Employment

  • Demonstrate knowledge of business concepts and theories
  • Successfully complete a quality, mentored, reflective professional experience in preparation for future employment

Communicate Properly and Effectively

  • Write professional documents that provide audience-centric content, rhetorically appropriate organization, and follow accepted conventions of design, style, grammar, punctuation and mechanics
  • Make articulate and persuasive oral presentations

Apply Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills to Organizational Decision Making

  • Conduct internal and external analyses of domestic and global organizations, formulate strategies, and identify issues with implementing these strategies
  • Practice creative ideation
  • Develop comprehensive, justified conclusions that result from systematic application of relevant information and decision criteria to decision alternatives within a realistic organizational decision context

Use Technology Effectively in Business Settings

  • Demonstrate competency in the use of analytical software
  • Utilize state-of-the-practice software for business applications

Work Effectively Toward Achieving Common Goals within Diverse Teams

  • Guide teams, as leaders and followers, to achieve team goals while maintaining group cohesion, follower satisfaction, and efficient operations
  • Treat others with respect and show sensitivity to their views, values, cultures, and customs

Distinguish Between Ethical and Unethical Conduct in the Professional Lives

  • Explain how ethical conduct of managers affects individuals’ motivation and organizations’ performance
  • Apply ethics in business decision-making, considering the impact of ethical conduct on multiple stakeholders