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
Big Data, Big Responsibilities: The Law and Ethics of Business Analytics
Other People's Money: The Law, Politics, and History of Financial Institutions
Corporate Distress and Reorganization Law
Advanced Negotiation
Seminar in Law and Society
Other Wharton Requirements33
Total Course Units37

Other Wharton Requirements

First-Year Foundations
BEPP 1000Introductory Economics for Business Students 11
MATH 1400Calculus, Part I1
or MATH 1100 Calculus for Wharton Students
Critical Writing Seminar1
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Leadership Journey
WH 1010Business and You0.5
WH 2010Business Communication for Impact0.5
MGMT 3010Teamwork and Interpersonal Influence0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
ACCT 1010Accounting and Financial Reporting1
ACCT 1020Strategic Cost Analysis1
BEPP 2500Managerial Economics1
FNCE 1000Corporate Finance1
FNCE 1010Monetary Economics and the Global Economy1
LGST 1000Ethics and Social Responsibility1
or LGST 1010 Law and Social Values
MKTG 1010Introduction to Marketing1
OIDD 1010An Introduction to Operations, Information and Decisions1
STAT 1010Introductory Business Statistics1
STAT 1020Introductory Business Statistics1
Global Economy, Business & Society
One course unit required1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
One course unit required1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Foreign Language1
Second semester-level course or equivalent required1
At least one course unit required1
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
At least one course unit required1
Social Science
At least one course unit required1
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Three course units required 23
Unrestricted Electives
Five course units required5
Total Course Units33

For students who take ECON 0100 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 0200 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of BEPP 1000 Introductory Economics for Business Students of these courses can be slotted for BEPP 1000 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.


Two can double-count as Humanities; Natural Science, Math & Engineering; Social Science; or Flex Gen Ed.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.