Master of Law and Business
We have no residency requirements, no GRE/GMAT.
Our admissions team reviews applications year-round.
230K+ Alumni Worldwide
Become a member of NU’s global community.
Understand the letter of the law when it comes to running a business
Intellectual property laws. Healthcare compliance. Labor relations. It’s not easy operating and maintaining a successful business in today’s complex marketplace. It requires practical knowledge of U.S. law and legal systems and staying within the boundaries of professional ethics to sustain real-world objectives.
National University’s Master of Law and Business degree program is designed to help non-lawyers achieve their goals in business and other industries where legal knowledge is an asset. You’ll explore substantive areas of law and the regulatory environment often needed and encountered in operating a business. Coursework includes the foundational concepts of civil litigation, legal research, document drafting, and ethical conduct, and examines the interaction and use of law in interrelated professional environments.
NU’s curriculum offers a choice of four concentrations, giving you the opportunity to focus your studies in a particular area of interest: Healthcare Law, Compliance and Ethics, Employment Law and Labor Relations, Cross-Cultural Perspectives, and Privacy and Compliance. You’ll also complete a capstone course requiring written analyses on various topics in legal and business fields.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the U.S.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of National University’s Master of Law and Business degree, you’ll be able to:
- Examine the structure and operation of the U.S. legal system
- Demonstrate ethical, professional communication within legal and/or business fields
- Transform legal research into a well-crafted written document
- Explore the function of distinct civil actions within the U.S. court system
- Evaluate contract formation principles through critical thinking and problem-solving behaviors
- Synthesize legal and/or business theories to support sustainable real-world objectives
Enrolling in a university is a big decision. That’s why our dedicated admissions team is here to guide you through the admissions process and help you find the right program for you and your career goals.
To that end, we’ve simplified and streamlined our application process, so you can get enrolled in your program right away. Because we accept and review applications year round, you can begin class as soon as next month, depending on your program and location of choice.
Learn more about undergraduate, graduate, military, and international student admissions, plus admissions information for transfer students. You can also learn more about our tuition rates and financial aid opportunities.
Why Choose National University
- Four-Week Courses
- 190+ Degree Programs
- Online or On-Site
- Year-Round Enrollment
- Military Friendly
We’re proud to be a veteran-founded, San Diego-based nonprofit. Since 1971, our mission has been to provide accessible, achievable higher education to adult learners. Today, we educate students from across the U.S. and around the globe, with over 230,000 alumni worldwide.
“National University has impacted my career. You can immediately apply what you learn in class to your business.”
-Francisco R., Class of 2016
The Key Grant Scholarship
Do you qualify for a needs-based scholarship? Learn more about the NU Key Grant Scholarship and other scholarship opportunities to unlock the door to your dreams!
Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.
Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.
NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.
All prospective students are advised to review employment, certification, and/or licensure requirements in their state, and to contact the certification/licensing body of the state and/or country where they intend to obtain certification/licensure to verify that these courses/programs qualify in that state/country, prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s/country’s policies and procedures relating to certification/licensure, as those policies are subject to change.
National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.
*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Depending on where you reside, many positions may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met. We encourage you to also review program-specific requirements. Any data provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee that completion of any degree program will achieve the underlying occupation or commensurate salary.