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
Law of Marketing and Antitrust
Negotiations
The Sports Industry: Business and Legal Aspects
The Law at Work: Employment Law for Managers
Legal Aspects of Health Care
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 & Policy
Securities Regulation
Human Rights and Globalization
Markets, Morality & the Future of Capitalism
Literature of Success
Sports Law
Women Law & Politics Mena
Social Impact and Responsibility: Foundations
Sports Ventures & Social Impact
Gamification for Business
Theories of the Business Enterprise
Advanced Negotiations
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
Business
Leadership Journey
WH 101Business and You0.5
WH 201Management Communication: Persuasive Speaking and Writing for Business0.5
WH301Teamwork/Interpersonal Dynamics0.5
Capstone Course/Project0.5
Fundamentals
ACCT 101Principles of Accounting I1
ACCT 102Managerial Accounting1
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
Select one course1
Technology, Innovation & Analytics
Select one course1
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Education Distribution
Select 6 courses with at least 1 course unit in each of the following categories:6
Humanities
Natural Science, Math & Engineering
Social Science
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Select 3 courses 23
Writing
Critical Writing Seminar1
Unrestricted Electives
Select five courses5
Additional Requirements
Second semester-level Foreign Language
PennSTART
Business Breadth (non-concentration courses)3
Total Course Units33
1

For students who take ECON 001 Introduction to Micro Economics and ECON 002 Introductory Economics: Macro in place of ECON 010 Introduction to Economics for Business of these courses can be slotted for ECON 010 on the worksheet. The second course may be used to fulfill a General Education Distribution or Unrestricted Elective requirement.

2

Two can double-count as General Education Distribution courses. 


The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.