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Business Law Major Salary and Career Opportunities

Business law is the base of the rules and regulations in business. An undergraduate degree in business law can provide a foundational set of skills that can be applied in a variety of career types and industries. By exploring business through the lens of law, graduates with this degree can go on to become business leaders and influence critical industry decisions.

What Type of Skills Will You Gain From a Business Law Degree?

A business law degree focuses on more than just learning policy and legal regulations. By ensuring students have a solid understanding of a variety of core business disciplines, the Drexel LeBow business law curriculum prepares graduates to be dynamic professionals throughout their careers.

An example of the skills and topics highlighted by this degree:

  • Law of business organizations
  • Government regulation and business
  • International business law
  • Entrepreneurial law
  • Legal issues in corporate governance

What Can You Do with a Degree in Business Law?

Business law degree job opportunities are varied and reach several industries. From roles in federal and state government to private corporations and law practice, this degree prepares students to make critical business decisions based on legal analysis.

Career Growth Opportunities for Business Law Majors

While the natural assumption is that students in a business law program plan to go on to law school after graduation, and many do, a background in the law and legal systems benefits graduates interested in all areas of business.

Business law graduates go on to careers in real estate, law enforcement, hospital administration, business consulting, government affairs and financial management.

Common Job Titles for Undergraduate Business Law Majors

  • Compliance Officer
  • Human Resource Representative
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Mediator
  • Paralegal
  • Real Estate Agent

Innovative Industries in Business Law

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Non-profit
  • Real Estate

Top Job Landings for Recent Drexel Business Law Graduates

  • Comcast Corporation
  • FS Investments
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Morgan & Morgan

What is the Average Salary for a Business Law Major?

Drexel 2021-2022 business law graduates earned an average starting salary of $57,350 following graduation.

Note: Salary data and job landings are for legal studies graduates.

Professional Organizations for Business Law Graduates

Professional organizations allow you to expand your local and national network while also broadening your skill set through professional development opportunities.

Continuing Education Opportunities for Business Law Majors

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

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