Market-ready, On Purpose

As part of the College’s recognition of the tremendous potential for business as a force for public good and its commitment to producing well-rounded, market-ready leaders, BELS provides essential coursework in nearly every degree program offered at Daniels, including:

Whether you dream of starting your own business, running a non-profit, managing a hedge fund, growing a family-owned company or contributing to a corporate mission, our classes are specifically designed to prepare you for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow.

Learn from our experts how to:

  • Identify the unique purpose, values and mission that will sustain and drive your business.
  • Maintain a healthy and productive corporate culture.
  • Optimize the form, operation and governance of your business to account for control, capital accumulation, liability, tax and exit considerations.
  • Develop an effective business strategy that accounts for the legal, political, regulatory and social environments in which business operates.
  • Apply proven decision-making frameworks to resolve ethical dilemmas and avoid ethical blind-spots.
  • Understand and negotiate enforceable business contracts with employees, suppliers, distributors, customers, investors and creditors.
  • Secure competitive advantage to protect your work product, brand, inventions and methods through the effective use of intellectual property law.
  • Mitigate risks of civil, administrative and criminal liability.
  • Ensure legal compliance in employment relationships, healthcare, securities and more.
  • Resolve disputes with business stakeholders in a manner than is minimally-disruptive, cost-effective and successful.
  • Navigate government regulation and shape public policy to ensure long-term value creation.

Undergraduate Minor in Legal Studies

For business undergraduates ready for a deeper dive, the BELS Department offers one of the most popular undergraduate minors at Daniels: the Undergraduate Minor in Legal Studies.

The list of currently offered courses that satisfy the requirements the Legal Studies minor can be found in the Minor in Legal Studies degree plan.

Graduate Certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility

As a joint offering between the Daniels College of Business and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, the graduate certificate in Global Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) focuses specifically on the challenges and opportunities that businesses confront in a globalized and developing world.

The certificate curriculum draws from unique course offerings at Daniels and Korbel, which explore the theory and practice related to:

  • Economic Development
  • Global Business Ethics
  • CSR Strategy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Impact Investing
  • International Law