Understanding the law is crucial for making effective and informed business decisions. Through the online Master of Legal Studies (MLS) program, you will gain expertise in topics including corporate and legal regulation, contract negotiation, and conflict management, helping you apply legal skills across a variety of industries and contribute to the overall success of your organization.

Career paths in business that you can pursue with our Master of Legal Studies degree include:

Corporate Executives

Corporate executives make high-level decisions and long-term plans for the future of their company. With an MLS, you will further your ability to negotiate and draft contracts, interpret international laws, and establish corporate responsibility, allowing you to make more informed business decisions.

Compliance Officers

Compliance officers are responsible for ensuring that rules, regulations, and company policies are being followed. An MLS will enhance your understanding of legal topics—such as employment law and regulatory compliance—helping you create and implement policies to aid staff and management.


Providing clients with practical advice on strategy, planning, and problem-solving, consultants help businesses across a wide range of industries. With an MLS, you will improve your ability to provide legal recommendations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property, contracts, and torts.

Accountants and Auditors

As financial laws and regulations are subject to rapid change, it is crucial for businesses to have accountants and auditors that possess substantial legal knowledge. An MLS will provide you with the legal skills needed to create and revise new financial reports, navigate new financial legislation, and analyze tax law to ensure your business runs efficiently.


Entrepreneurs start new businesses and ventures in a variety of fields, often at their own financial risk. You will gain expertise on a multitude of legal topics—such as intellectual property, business organization, and contract negotiation—preparing you for the diverse legal challenges that arise when funding and running your own business in today’s economy.

Real Estate Agents

Real estate agents arrange the renting or selling of houses, offices, or land and help clients understand the complex legal procedures involved. With an MLS, you will enhance your ability to draft legally sound contracts, understand property tax law, and effectively communicate legal procedures to your clients.

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