Business

Today’s businesses need legal support to keep up with ever-changing laws and regulations that affect the way they do business. As a student in our MLS program, you can select our business concentration to learn how to effectively interpret contracts, participate in negotiations, and assess transactions to ensure compliance with the law. Business professionals with an MLS can be a great asset to their organization, helping to make better, more informed decisions resulting in a more successful organization.

Careers in business that you can pursue with a Master of Legal Studies degree include:

Business Executive

An MLS degree can help business executives better understand legal terminology and regulations that affect the contracts and transactions of their business. You will learn about laws that impact various types of business entities, from sole proprietorships to large publicly held corporations, helping you to make more effective business decisions and ensure compliance within your organization.

Consultant

An MLS degree gives consultants the background in legal regulations and contracts they need to make recommendations in a variety of situations. The curriculum will provide a thorough understanding of business law, ethics, and transactions that will make consultants better suited to advise their clients.

Financial Corporate Compliance & Compliance Officer

Through the MLS program, you will learn the key elements of effective banking and financial compliance, including drafting and implementing compliance policies and procedures. Upon completing the program, you will know how to audit, monitor, detect, and remediate compliance failures. You will also gain the practical legal skills that are essential to effective compliance programs.

Accountant & Auditor

For accountants, an MLS degree will help you keep up with changing financial laws and regulations. The curriculum provides a thorough explanation of the financial accounting cycle, accounting policies, and how law directly affects accountants and auditors.

Insurance Agent

An MLS degree can give professionals in the insurance industry a competitive edge. Being savvy about laws and regulations can help with job responsibilities, including dealing with insurance claims or insurance coverage issues, defending disputes, and working in claims management.

Real Estate Agent

A core job responsibility of a real estate agent is drawing up contracts for the purchase and lease of homes. An MLS degree can give real estate agents the knowledge they need to ensure compliance with contracts, and can also help an agent explain legal issues to clients during the homebuying process.

MLS courses relevant to business jobs

Prepare for the Next Phase of Your Career

Learn more about how an MLS can help you advance as a business professional. Explore the online Master of Legal Studies program at American University Washington College of Law today.