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What will I learn?

Students who are not interested in law school but interested in a law-related career should consider Western Michigan University’s business law major.

In this major, you will take courses from the WMU Cooley Law School, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haworth College of Business, giving you an integrated and interdisciplinary education. You will be able to choose your courses according to your interests from a set of courses from all three colleges.

The interdisciplinary nature of this program will give you a competitive edge in your career because you will be able to understand and solve problems at the intersection of law and business. You will have a strong foundation in general business law, developing and refining important law-related business skills. This major will also prepare you to use your law-related skills in connection with the formation of and operation of your own business, in areas such as real estate and mediation services.

Beyond the classroom

As a business law student at WMU, you will be encouraged to get involved in business-related student organizations. There are more than 20 registered student organizations in the college of business to choose from, depending on your interests.

After you graduate

WMU graduates with degrees in business law will be working in areas such as:

Compliance
Human resources
Mediation services
Real estate

This program has a promising career outlook and addresses a growing need reported by the American Bar Association for programs that train people other than lawyers to provide limited legal services.

Which department am I in?

Haworth College of Business

Study options

Full Time (122 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,541.00 per year
Undergraduate Upper-level 56 or more credits – USD $20,649
Application deadline

Expected November 2021

Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

Western Michigan University

1903 W Michigan Avenue,

KALAMAZOO,

Michigan,

49008, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A first-year applicant is a student who is applying for admission and who has not attempted or earned any college credit after graduating from high school (or earned equivalent).

For international students

A first-year applicant is a student who is applying for admission and who has not attempted or earned any college credit after graduating from high school (or earned equivalent).

Minimum English proficiency test scores:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 71 iBT

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: 6.0

Pearson Test of English, Academic Module (PTE): 48

Michigan English Test (MET): 48

Application deadlines:

Fall: June 15/ Spring: October 15

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

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