Graduate Certificate in Business Law

USC Gould School of Law

The USC online Business Law Certificate helps professionals to expand their knowledge and skills as the rise of global commerce is swiftly making U.S. law the international language of business.

Students can acquire the diverse skills and knowledge required to represent clients in any area of business law, including organizational and financial aspects, as well as deal making. Provided a balance of theory and practical insight, students are exposed to the many legal and business issues that lawyers encounter regularly in the global market.

Career Options

• Business Development Director
• Corporate Legal Counsel
• Director of Legal Affairs
• Director of Operations
• General Counsel
• Head of Legal and Compliance
• Legal Advisor
• Legal Consultant
• Patent Attorney
• Vice President, Business Affairs

Sample Courses

The online Business Law Certificate consists of five classes for a total of 14 units:

• LAW 603: Business Organizations
• LAW 632: Business for Lawyers
• LAW 658: Mergers & Acquisitions
• LAW 710: Contract Drafting & Strategy
• LAW 749: Securities Regulation