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MLS Degree: Entrepreneurship and Law

The business world is driven forward by the initiative and innovation of entrepreneurial thinkers. However, start-ups and emerging businesses need specially trained people who can help organizations meet their legal obligations and compliance challenges. Students in this concentration will have the opportunity to develop insight into the processes and practices of entrepreneur-lead organizations and competence in the spheres of law and compliance. In partnership with the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, our program will prepare you to be a business-oriented compliance professional focused equally on managing enterprise risk and ethically driving innovation.


Core Courses (25 Credits)

  • LSTU 550 Introduction to the Legal System (4 credits)
  • LSTU 551 Compliance Skills: Auditing, Investigation & Reporting (4 credits)
  • LSTU 552 Ethics and Professional Standards (4 credits)
  • LSTU 553 Legal Research and Analysis (4 credits)
  • LSTU 554 Risk Assessment and Management (4 credits)
  • LSTU 560 MLS Masters Capstone I (3 credits)
  • LSTU 561 MLS Masters Capstone II (2 credits)

Entrepreneurship and Law Concentration

Select four courses from the list below plus an additional two elective courses:

  • ENTP 501 Entrepreneurship Practice & Mindset (3 credits)
  • ENTP 515 Pitch It! (3 credits)
  • ENTP 535 Social Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ENTP 540 Approaches to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • ENTP 575 Entrepreneurship in Education (3 credits)
  • ENTP 601 Social and Sustainable Innovation (3 credits)
  • ENTP 641 Innovation in Established Companies (3 credits)
  • ENTP 671 Life After Launch (3 credits)
  • ENTP 681 The Startup Way: How to Drive Innovation in Entrepreneurial Companies (3 credits)
  • Electives (8 credits)