Certificate Program

The MSL certificate program allows professionals from a wide range of industries to benefit from our market-driven curriculum, helping them add more value and reduce overall risk in the workplace, while earning a valuable university credential.

Highly regulated industries which benefit from employee legal training include:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Higher Education
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Life Sciences
  • Transportation
  • Process Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepreneurial Businesses

Certificate in Workplace Legal Fundamentals

This certificate provides a broad yet focused foundation in the law and its relevance in the workplace. An integrated set of courses begins with an overview of the legal system’s role in today’s workplace, along with the legal systems governing business structures and relationships. Students explore the impact of government regulation on business and the law governing businesses in providing goods and services.

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

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

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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