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Business Law (Concentration)

Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Business
Credits: 12.0
Credential: Concentration
program overview

The Concentration 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. The Concentration provides you with practical skills for the business world that will distinguish you from graduates of other business programs. Obtaining a Concentratation in Business Law does not permit you to practice law or gain academic qualifications for admission to the Law Society Admission Program. 

curriculum framework

Concentration in Business Law:

  • This concentration is only available to students in the Bachelor of Business Administration degrees at Douglas College
  • Successful completion of 12 credits; a minimum of two (2) required upper level courses
  • Students who have already taken and received credits for the required courses in their Bachelor's degree program can also apply the courses towards the requirements for this concentration
  • Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.33 (C+) for the courses required to earn the concentration

Course Requirements:

Course Number Course Title Credits
Select four courses from the following options:
BUSN 1320 Introduction to Business Law 3.00
BUSN 3700 Fundamentals of International Trade Law 3.00
BUSN 3710 Sales and Marketing Law 3.00
BUSN 3720 Business Law for Accountants 3.00
BUSN 3730 (See note 1) Corporate and Financial Planning Law 3.00
BUSN 3750 Human Resources Law 3.00
BUSN 3760 Labour Relations 3.00
BUSN 3770 Real Estate Law 3.00
BUSN 4720 Procurement Law and Contract Interpretation 3.00
Total Credits:   12.00


1) BUSN 2420 can count towards the Concentration if taken before September 2016. BUSN 3730 has replaced BUSN 2420 and students will not receive credit towards this Concentration for both courses

2) BUSN 4490 can count towards the Concentration if taken before September 2016

admission requirements

There are no separate admission requirements for a concentration, however the student must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in order to complete a concentration.

program cost

You can get an average cost for your program - tuition and student fees, books, uniforms, lab fees etc - on the Program Cost page. 

Only programs approved for student loan funding are listed on the Program Cost page. For all other programs, refer to the Tuition Fee page.

curriculum guidelines

Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.