Legal Studies and Business Ethics MBA Program

Please note: Before scheduling classes, check with the department to determine the availability of courses for the upcoming semester.

Legal Studies and Business Ethics allows students to supplement their major field with in-depth knowledge of one or more relevant legal areas.

The study of law provides valuable insight into the business- government interface and the development of public policy affecting the global market. It also enhances students’ knowledge and skills in practical areas directly relevant to business transactions. Familiarity with the law enables one to identify potential legal problems, seek appropriate counsel before making key business decisions, and work more effectively with lawyers.

Wharton’s Legal Studies and Business Ethics courses help students to hone their reasoning skills, an intellectual discipline useful in many diverse problem-solving contexts. The core course, LGST 621/BPUB 621, co-taught with the Business and Public Policy Department, is part of the MBA core curriculum. Several other legal studies courses (as indicated below) may count toward majors in other departments.

The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department plays the central role in integrating business ethics into the Wharton curriculum. Working with colleagues from other departments, Legal Studies and Business Ethics faculty lead the Wharton Ethics Program, responsible for teaching business ethics in the MBA core curriculum and incorporating ethics content into MBA courses. Legal Studies and Business Ethics faculty are also engaged in cutting-edge research about ethics in business. Many Legal Studies and Business Ethics courses are directly relevant to majors in other departments. Consult the particular major requirements to determine whether and how Legal Studies may be counted. (Several courses are cross-listed under other departments’ numbers).

The Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department also participates in the cross-functional major in Environmental and Risk Management and plays an important role in teaching the popular Negotiations course.

MBA Advisor: Kevin Werbach (email: werbach@wharton.upenn.edu, telephone: 215.898.1222)

 

Finance

LGST 802 Corporate Law and Management in Global Perspective
LGST 804 Real Estate Law
LGST 807 Securities Regulation

Health Care

LGST 811 Legal Aspects of Health Care

Management

LGST 802 Corporate Law and Management in Global Perspective
LGST 804 Real Estate Law
LGST 806 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
LGST 809 Sports Business Management
LGST 813 Legal and Transactional Aspects of Entrepreneurship
LGST 815 Environmental Management Law & Policy

Marketing

LGST 805 Law of Marketing and Antitrust

Operations and Information Management

LGST 806 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Real Estate

LGST 804 Real Estate Law

 

Program Information

Find out more about the Environmental Management program, or view the "Welcome to Philadelphia" video.

Course Information

View the Legal Studies course schedule with links to syllabi, and review course descriptions.