Program Overview

Commercial law study focuses on real-life, business-orientated problems and the study of law as it impacts on a vast range of business decisions. Studying commercial law will give you an array of skills that are highly valued in business. It will develop your analytical and critical thinking skills, improve your written communication skills, and help you to think strategically about business opportunities and business risks. It will enhance your marketability to hold key positions in arbitration, mediation and negotiation activities.

  • Curriculum designed by an experienced business/ law faculty.
  • Individualized placement into an internship program for a semester or a summer program.
  • Exposure to international faculty for teaching and networking.

A background in commercial law prepares you to take a variety of out-of-court legal consulting positions within a business for contract negotiations, acquisitions & mergers and general business dealings. It also prepares entrepreneurs to be better prepared to effectively lead their own businesses for successful outcomes.

The graduates of this program can assist employers in:

  • Board of directors’ or managers’ decision making activities
  • Contract design for corporations or private business
  • Contractual negotiations in a number of exciting areas
  • Potential litigation strategies for your company
  • Alternate dispute resolution with adversaries and employees
  • Recognized General Education Diploma or its equivalent.
  • English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL-iBT 65.

Applicants who do not have official IELTS or TOEFL scores are required to take MCBS English Placement Test. Based on the scores obtained in this test, students are allowed to begin their credit courses or register in the foundation program.

Duration: any Bachelor degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years
Total credits: 120
Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester
Internship: placement on a 3-month internship
Courses: apart from courses closely related to the Program subject matter, students take general education courses
(63 credits):

  • Communication skills: 12 credits
  • Humanities: 9 credits
  • Social Science: 9 credits
  • Math/Computer skills: 9 credits
  • Natural Science: 3 credits
  • General Business requirements: 21 credits
There is no escaping it. Law is involved with business and business is involved with law. With skills in commercial law you enhance your marketability as the go-to person in your own business or in the corporate world of business. You will be offered a wide range of courses to strengthen your knowledge of the interaction between law and business. The topics range from the laws of banking, intellectual property, administration, cyber issues, theory, WTO, torts, contracts, evidence, insurance, aviation, companies, mediation, ethics, and research and writing. You will be well prepared to take your place at the negotiation table or with clients who want to better understand how your company deals with legal issues
Professor Beverly Baker-Kelly  Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Beverly Baker-Kelly Ph.D., J.D.
Deptartment of Business & Economics at MCBS