Be Market-Ready as an outstanding decision maker

The Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies provides essential coursework in nearly every degree program offered at the Daniels College of Business.

Find solutions to both the variety of ethical and legal conundrums that you will face in the business world. BELS proudly leads some of the most innovative, timely and important co-curricular initiatives at Daniels.

Learn From the Experts

Learn from our experts how to:

  • 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.

Undergraduate Minor in Legal Studies

This minor will provide students with knowledge of the legal and regulatory climate for jobs in human resources, marketing, purchasing and environmental affairs while considering the importance of ethics in business decisions.

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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 businesses confront on a global level.

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