MJ in Business Law

Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law offers the Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree for non-attorney professionals in areas of business law, children’s law and policy, and health law. These graduate-level degrees help professionals understand the legal issues they may encounter in their respective fields of work.

The MJ in Business Law provides in-depth, practical skills training in compliance with various regulatory requirements, including the securities laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and information security. Introductory courses will expose you to issues relating to business structures, ethical business conduct policies, legal research, and legal writing. Advanced courses will allow you to gain technical expertise in the laws and regulations that affect business, so that you may work more effectively with legal counsel, regulators, and clients.

The MJ in Business Law offers a specialized curriculum in legal research and writing, compliance, business organizations, financial regulations, contract drafting, and business transactions. Although an MJ degree is designed to enhance career opportunities, it does not prepare students for the bar examination or the practice of law.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM: The MJ in Business Law is a part-time, online program and requires the completion of 24 credit hours, including a thesis project. The program offers start times in the fall, spring, and summer of each year.

The Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) degree in Business Law is a degree that allows business professionals to increase their knowledge of the law and better understand the interplay between business practices and legal concepts in order to enhance or advance their careers.

The program is designed for any business professional with at least two years of experience, who is interested in learning about the laws and regulations that govern various industries and business entities.

While the majority of our graduates use the knowledge gained in our program to enhance their current position, many have gone on to key positions in corporate compliance, financial regulation, and other non-attorney legal professional positions.

To learn more about the academic program, or apply for the MJ in Business Law, visit LUC.edu/businesslawonline

• A completed online application available at LUC.edu/gpem.

• Official transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work. Transcripts must verify completion of a bachelor’s degree.

• One letter of recommendation

• A 1–2 page statement of purpose detailing an interest in pursuing this degree and the respective concentration area

• A resume outlining work experience, education, professional or academic achievements, or any additional information relevant to support the application.


The following documents are required, in addition to those listed above, for those who may fall into these categories:

• Either an official TOEFL or IELTS score report for international applicants. This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year bachelor’s, or a master’s degree program in the U.S. For those with a non-U.S. bachelor’s degree, the U.S. master’s degree must be conferred to waive the requirement. The language test is also waived for those who are from, or who have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a recognized institution in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, or the United Kingdom, at which the language of instruction is English.

• International applicants or U.S. residents who completed school abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), www.ece.org, for evaluation of credentials. The general evaluation report with grade average must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree to be considered for admission.

Fall Term: August 1

Spring Term: December 1

Summer Term: April 1


Deadlines are subject to change. For current deadline and program information, please visit LUC.edu/businesslawonline.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.