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College of Business & Economics

Department of Accounting

Degree Requirements

The business administration major with a concentration in legal studies requires 21 units in lower-level required business courses, 33 units in upper-level business required courses and 24 units in the legal studies track in addition to the University Core Curriculum requirements. All requirements for the major must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. In order to assure that students have retained critical information from prior courses, students take a comprehensive examination on business content as part of the capstone course, Business Strategy and Policy (MNGT 481). The results of this examination serve as 10% of the MNGT 481 grade.

These requirements are for catalog year 2012-2013 and later. If your catalog year is different, please refer to your specific catalog to view requirements. You may also refer to the correct Advising Forms for your catalog year available.


Lower-level Required Business Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 201 or
ACCT 211
Principles of Financial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
ACCT 202 or
ACCT 212
Principles of Managerial Accounting (3) or
Honors Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomics Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomics Principles (3)
LEGL 225 Legal Environment of Business (3)
MATH 211 or
MATH 273
Calculus for Applications (3) or
Calculus I (4)
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Basic Statistics (3) or Honors Basic Statistics (3)
Completion of the Computer Proficiency Exam (CPE) with a passing score of 70% or higher.

Upper-level Required Business Courses (33 units)

Course Number Course Name
BUSX 301 Business Cornerstone (3)
Note: University Core: Advanced Writing Course (ENGL 317) is taken prior to or concurrent with BUSX 301.
BUSX 460 Professional Experience (3)
Note: Requires approved internship
ECON 205 or
MATH 231 or 233
Fundamentals of Project Management and Business Decisions (3)
EBTM 337 Information Technology (3)
EBTM 311 Principles of e-Business (3)
EBTM 365 Principles of Operations Management (3)
FIN 331 Principles of Financial Management (3)
MKTG 341 Principles of Marketing (3)
MNGT 361 Principles of Management (3)
MNGT 481 Business Strategy and Policy (3)
MNGT 482 Business Ethics and Sustainability (3)

All Accounting, Business Administration, and e-Business majors are required to take the Comprehensive Test of Core Business Knowledge in the capstone course, Business Strategy and Policy (MNGT 481).

Legal Studies Concentration Required Courses (24 units)

Course Number Couse Name
LEGL 226 Business Law (3)
Five of the following
LEGL 325 Sports Law (3)
LEGL 326 Elder Law (3)
LEGL 328 Cyber Law: The Law of the Internet
LEGL 470-479 Special Topics in Legal Studies
Two of the following
FMST 380 Family Law (3)
MCOM 350 Media Law (3)
HCMN 441 Legal and Eithical Issues in Health Administration (3)
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHIL 111 Logic (3)
POSC 384 The Judicial System (3)
POSC 418 Constitutional Law (3)

College of Business & Economics

Phone: 410-704-3496
Fax: 410-704-2300

Office Location

Stephens Hall, Room 218
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing Address

College of Business & Economics
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001