College of Business and Public Administration

Law and Business

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Business-Law 3+3 Program

Law and Business Concentration


Business/Law 3+3 Program

With the Business/Law 3+3 program, students must satisfy all College of Business and Public Administration major requirements in their first three years with the exception of the 124 hour graduation requirement. Students save their elective hours to use in the first year of law school and may choose any major within the college as their undergraduate major. 

All business majors are required to take at least one course in business law, with an option to take more.

Requirements for a Concentration in Law and Business

Students can earn a concentration in business law, strengthening their preparation and credentials for law school.  If accepted into Drake University Law School, students should finish the 124 hour graduation requirement for their undergraduate degree during the first year of law school.

Course Credits
ACCT 041 - Intro to Financial Accounting, or
FIN 095 - Managing Individual Finances
BLAW 060 - Business Law I 3
BLAW 120 - Business Law II 3
BLAW 180 - Legal Issues in Business Organizations 3
BLAW 190 - Legal Topics/Current Interest 1-3
Choose one of the following  
BUS 090 - Intro to Business Ethics 3
CS 083 - Ethical/Social Computing 3
ENSP 157 - Environmental Justice 3
JMC 104 - Communications Law and Ethics 3
PHIL 090 - Ethics 3
PHIL 091 - Contemporary Ethics Problems 3
PHIL 153 - Feminist Ethics 3
POLS 190 - Seminar in Constitutional Law 3
REL 140 - Ecological Ethics 3

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