What will I learn?

The Department of Business Law offers a course of study leading to a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an option in Business Law. This program prepares students to analyze complex problems, think critically and communicate effectively, while learning the legal principles pertinent to making business decisions.

Business Majors

A Business major is any student majoring in Accountancy; Finance; Information Systems; Management; Marketing; or Business Administration with an option in Business Law, Global Supply Chain Management, Real Estate, or Systems and Operations Management. Accountancy and Finance are impacted majors with additional admission requirements. All Business majors share 27 units of common lower division core courses and 19 units of common upper division core courses.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the B.S. in Business Administration are designed to demonstrate student understanding and ability in the following: Written and Oral Communication, Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Global Context of Business, the Cross-Functional Nature of Business, Key Business Concepts and Effective Teamwork.

Business Law classes are taught using the Socratic Method with its goal of participatory learning and the development of reasoning skills. This active learning process requires students to articulate their analysis, to develop and defend positions, to think critically and to engage in problem solving. Students learn to formulate an effective legal analysis by synthesizing information, identifying legal issues, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant facts, using facts and law to support argument, reasoning by analogy and reaching conclusions based on analysis. In addition, students in all courses study ethical issues in a business context, with actual topics dependent on course content.

Which department am I in?

David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Study options

Full Time (120 units)

Tuition fees
USD $3,486 for seven or more units per semester plus USD $396 per unit for International student; given fee may be subject to change in future
Application deadline

Expected May 2021

Start date

Expected August 2021


David Nazarian College of Business and Economics

Bookstein Hall, Room 3105,

18111 Nordhoff Street,



91330, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

You will be considered for admission to CSUN if you meet the following requirements: You have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale, or an average of "B" grades on an "A - F" letter grading scale. (CSUN will convert your international GPA when you apply for admission.)

IELTS Academic - International English Language Test System: 6.0 or higher

iTEP Academic - International Test of English Proficiency: 5.0 or higher

PTE Academic - Pearson’s Test of English: 45 or higher

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language: Internet Based score: 61; Paper-based score: 500

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.