Legal Studies & Business Ethics, BS

The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Concentration focuses on the social values, moral concerns, and legal considerations that are essential aspects of business decision making in our global market system. The courses students take in this program help them explore how responsible business leaders can engage ethically and effectively with diverse cultures, corporate stakeholders, government regulators, and legal systems. Of special value to students seeking to broaden their business education, this concentration will help them acquire essential, non-quantitative reasoning skills that are required when leaders face difficult choices under conditions of empirical uncertainty and/or moral ambiguity – a frequent occurrence in fast-moving market economies.

Students pursuing this concentration will gain a number of analytic skills, including:

  • Identifying moral and legal issues hidden within complex, culturally rich fact patterns
  • Reasoning from moral principles to specific ethical and legal conclusions
  • Reasoning by analogy between like cases and situations
  • Arguing from authoritative rules and precedents to specific, logically consistent recommendations for action

Legal Studies & Business Ethics Concentration

Select four of the following:4
Law of Corporate Management and Finance
Real Estate Law
Innovation, Marketing Strategy, and Antitrust
The Sports Industry: Business and Legal Aspects
The Law at Work: Employment Law for Managers
Economic Analysis of Law
Legal Aspect of Entrepreneurship
International Business Transactions
Environmental Management: Law & Policy
Emerging Economies
Diversity and the Law
Law and Policy in International Business
International Business Ethics
Constitutional Law and Free Enterprise
Internet Law, Privacy, and Cybersecurity
Securities Regulation
Human Rights and Globalization
Markets, Morality & the Future of Capitalism
Literature of Success
Sports Law
Social Impact and Responsibility: Foundations
Theories of Business Enterprise
Advanced Negotiation
Seminar in Law and Society
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
ECON 010Introduction to Economics for Business 11
MATH 104Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 110 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Business Communication for Impact0.5
WH 3010.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 101Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 102Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 250Managerial Economics1
FNCE 100Corporate Finance1
FNCE 101Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 100Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 101 Law and Social Values
MGMT 101Introduction To Management1
MKTG 101Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 101An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 101Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 102Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Second semester-level foreign language
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Total Course Units33

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2020 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.