Specialization in Business Law
Douglas College’s new Specialization in Business Law is the first designation of its kind in British Columbia. It is offered as a special designation to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program who have an interest in supplementing their business education with a series of courses focused on specific legal topics and issues relevant to the modern business professional.
Acquiring a sound knowledge of the basic principles of business law is essential in today’s ever changing, highly complex and heavily regulated business environment. Obtaining a Specialization in Business Law from Douglas College in no way permits graduates to practise law or gain academic qualifications for admission to the Law Society Admission Program. The Specialization will, however, provide Douglas College BBA graduates with practical skills for the business world that will distinguish our students from graduates of other business programs.
Requirements for a Specialization in Business Law
Students enrolled in the BBA program can obtain a Specialization in Business Law designation with their degree by:
Completing a minimum of 12 credits (four courses) from the list of eligible Business Law courses set out below, and
Obtaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.33 (C+) in any four eligible Business Law courses.
Note: If a student has taken more than four eligible Business Law courses, the four courses with the highest grades will count toward the specialization.
Eligible Business Law courses
BUSN 1320 – Introductory Business Law (offered Fall, Winter, Summer semesters)
BUSN 2420* – Business Law II
BUSN 3700 – Fundamentals of International Trade Law (offered Fall Semester)
BUSN 3710 – Sales and Marketing Law (offered Winter Semester)
BUSN 3730* – Business Law for Finance and Accounting Professionals (offered Winter, Summer semesters)
BUSN 3750 – Human Resources Law (offered Winter, Summer Semesters)
BUSN 4490 – Applied Legal and Ethical Decision Making for Managers (offered Fall, Winter, Summer semesters)
*Preclusions are in place so that a student will only be able to receive credit for BUSN 2420 (scheduled for discontinuance) or BUSN 3730.
Business Law faculty
Don Valeri, BA (Hons) (Carleton), LLB (Ottawa), MBA (Alberta), PhD (Greenleaf)
Brian Sugg, BA (Harvard), LLB/MBA (Dalhousie), LLM (Singapore)
Brian Parker, BA (Simon Fraser), LLB (British Columbia), LLM (Toronto)
Brian Fixter, BA (York), JD (British Columbia), LLM (British Columbia)
For more information, please contact
Bill Archibald, Chair, Business Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)