Graduate Certificates

Our Graduate Certificates are unique from other certificate programs because we provide transferable, academic credit for all coursework. Additionally, courses completed toward MSL Graduate Certificate may apply towards MSL Master’s Degree requirements.

Admissions requirements for MSL Graduate Certificates are the same as for the MSL Master’s Degree.

Earn one of our (4) Graduate Certificates in as few as two semesters. Our certificate course offerings are detailed below. Selected course offerings within a given certificate may be substituted to meet a student’s workplace needs with prior Director approval.

Workplace Legal Fundamentals (12 credits)

Develop a broad yet focused foundation in the law and its relevance in the workplace, with a focus on the law governing businesses that provide goods and services. Our four Core Curriculum courses are required.

The certificate in Workplace Legal Fundamentals includes the following four courses:

  • The Workplace: Its Legal Context (3 credits)
    The fundamentals of law for the workplace, with insight into the legal context of decision-making and risk management.
  • Public Law (3 credits)
    Regulatory law, including rule-making, the roles of different law enforcers and the role of the judiciary.
  • Private Law (3 credits)
    The relationship of contract, property, and tort law in private business and the economy.
  • Business Law and Literacy (3 credits)
    The legal systems governing relationships within for-profit business organizations.

Business Law & Compliance (12 credits)

Navigate the web of administrative oversight in today’s increasingly regulated business environment.

  • Required: The Workplace: Its Legal Context (3 credits)
  • Business Law & Compliance Track Curriculum (Choose 9 credits)
    • Vendor Contracts (1.5 credits)
    • Cybersecurity (3 credits)
    • Regulation of Securities Offerings (1.5 credits)
    • International Compliance (1.5 credits)
    • Healthcare Compliance (1.5 credits)
    • Detecting Wrongdoing with Investigations, Monitoring, and Audits (3 credits)
    • One additional Core Course (Private Law; Public Law; Business Law & Literacy) (3 credits)

Health Law & Policy (12 credits)

Explore the policies behind the delivery of health services and navigate the legal framework of this ever-changing industry.

  • Required: The Workplace: Its Legal Context (3 credits)
  • Health Law & Policy Curriculum (Choose 9 Credits)
    • The Business of Healthcare (3 credits)
    • Healthcare Compliance (1.5 credits)
    • Telemedicine (1.5 credits)
    • Paying for Healthcare (3 credits)
    • Bioethics and the Law (1.5 credits)
    • The Provider-Patient Relationship (1.5 credits)
    • Detecting Wrongdoing with Investigations, Monitoring, and Audits (3 credits)
    • One additional Core Course (Private Law; Public Law; Business Law & Literacy) (3 credits)

Human Resources (12 credits)

Ask the right questions and reach the right business decisions with an in-depth understanding of labor and employment law.

  • Required: The Workplace: Its Legal Context (3 credits)
  • Human Resources Curriculum (Choose 9 Credits)
    • Compensation and Benefits (3 credits)
    • Wage and Hour Law (1.5 credits)
    • Privacy in the Workplace (1.5 credits)
    • Managing Talent and Preventing Discrimination (3 credits)
    • Labor Law (3 credits)
    • Vendor Contracts (1.5 credits)
    • Detecting Wrongdoing with Investigations, Monitoring, and Audits (3 credits)
    • One additional Core Course (Private Law; Public Law; Business Law & Literacy) (3 credits)

Online Learning

The MSL courses are taught asynchronously through the Canvas learning management system, allowing students to schedule their work independent of time and place. Courses are divided into units and students progress through units each week, with regular assignment due dates, peer collaboration, professor interaction and feedback. Courses include pre-recorded videos and podcasts created and produced by the teaching professor and assignments focus on solving real-world problems.

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