Program OverviewMarket globalization, competition, and technological changes have significantly impacted on the regulation of businesses in Canada and around the world. This cutting-edge two year, part-time Professional LLM in Business Law, taught by leading academics and practitioners, will help you manage legal risks and understand the new realities of corporate regulation. At an advanced level, courses cover: Canadian corporate law principles and rules, legal duties of directors and managers, rights of shareholders, stakeholders and remedies available to them. The specialization will involve an in-depth examination of corporate finance and corporate structuring issues. Students will also explore the current regulatory system, including emerging international influences and trends.
Who is the Specialization for?
- Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated interest in business law.
- Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of senior work experience related to business law (such as finance, governance, regulatory, risk management work) who wish to add an advanced foundation in business law to their professional profile.
Specialization StructureDesigned to meet the needs of working professionals across Canada and abroad, all Business Law courses are available via video conferencing and are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-day intensives. New students can start the specialization in the Fall or the Winter term, and required courses are offered once every calendar year. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through coursework or through a combination of coursework and a Research Paper.
Program Requirements Overview
Total credits needed: 36
Note that students without a law degree are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term.
|Courses||Course Code||Status||Number of Credits|
|Advanced Corporate Law||LAWB 6870||Required||3.0 credits|
|Boards of Directors||LAWB 6735||Required||3.0 credits|
|Corporate Finance||LAWB 6902||Required||3.0 credits|
|Corporate Governance||LAWB 6749||Required||3.0 credits|
|Corporate Remedies||LAWB 6908||Required||3.0 credits|
|Corporate Transactions||LAWB 6909||Required||3.0 credits|
|Competition Law & Policy||LAWB 6913||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Construction Law||LAWB 6410||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Independent Significant Research Paper||LAWB 6848P||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Intellectual Property Law in a Business Context||LAWL 6888||Elective||3.0 credits|
|Major Research Paper: Business Law||LAWB 6325||Elective||6.0 credits|
|Selected Topics in Business Law||LAWB 6701||Elective||3.0 credits|