Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Curriculum

The Online MJ degree is a 24-credit, part-time program designed to be completed in 2 calendar years by taking 4 credits each in 6 successive terms. All students must take 14 required credits including a Master's thesis, and 10 elective credits in order to complete the degree. The first 3 required courses must be taken in sequence in terms 1 and 2 and the Thesis Project must be taken in the final two terms of the program. Students are also required to attend two Education Immersion Weekends.

MJ students can choose to start the program in the Fall term (starting in early September), Spring term (starting in January), or Summer term (starting in May).

Required Coursework

Term 1 (credit hours)

  • 900 - Introduction to Legal Study and Legal Writing (Online) 

Term 2

  • 901 -  Introduction to Legal Research (Online) 
  • 803 - Business Organizations (Online) 

Term 5

  • 951 - MJ Thesis Project, Term 1

Term 6

  • 952 - MJ Thesis Project, Term 2

Any Term

  • 808 - Governance, Ethics, and Compliance (Online)

Elective Coursework in Terms 3-6

  • 931 - Applied Learning Simulation (only offered on select Education Immersion Weekends)
  • 820 - Case Studies in Compliance (name changed from Adv compliance)
  • 836 - Compliance Seminar Series
  • 835 - Compliance Training Methods (Online)
  • 924 - Conducting Internal Investigations
  • 832 - Contract Drafting (Online)
  • 839 - Corporate Compliance (Online) 
  • 925 - Drafting Policies and Procedures (Online)
  • 929 - Enterprise Risk Management (Online)
  • 838 - European Union Privacy Law
  • 812 - Financial Institution Regulation
  • 845 - The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • 829: Global Compliance 
  • 821 - International Business Law (Online)
  • 930 - Leadership and Management Seminar Series 
  • 823 - Privacy and Security of Corporate Information 
  • 837 - Privacy Breach Incident Management & Reporting
  • 923 - Privacy Program Management
  • 817 - Securities Regulation

Permission Only Electives

  • 834 - Transactional Skills 

Full course descriptions are available here. Students should consult the Online Course Schedule for a full list of course offerings each term.

Certificate in Compliance Studies
Students enrolled in the MJ in Business Law degree program may pursue a certificate in compliance studies. Students who earn a certificate are qualified to sit for compliance certification examinations. 

Curriculum Advising 
For curriculum and course schedule advising, current students may contact HLBLstudentadvising@luc.edu. Prospective students should contact businesslawonline@luc.edu for additional information.

Rights Reserved
The Center for Online Programs reserves the right to amend the degree requirements and to add to or delete from the list of courses that satisfy the degree requirement at any time.