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Legal Studies Minor (BBA Major)


SVSU's General Business program pushes students to challenge the way everyday business is done on a local, national and global scale. With acclaimed faculty at the helm, an entire breadth of knowledge and invaluable skills are unleashed as students thrive in their understanding and applications of proven organizational and business approaches. Having access to state-of-the-art facilities like a Bloomberg trading room and consumer behavior labs encourages students to improve upon their ability to identify and analyze problems, develop and communicate potential solutions, make and implement decisions and then monitor data-driven results.

Cardinal Points

  • SVSU’s Moot Court Team is ranked in the top 20 teams in the nation. For more than 10 years the practicing attorneys and judges who evaluate these competitions have recognized the excellence of our students.

  • Over 90% of the faculty of the College of Business belong to a professional or service organization, providing diverse networking opportunities for students.

  • Less than 5% of business colleges globally are accredited by the AACSB-International—SVSU's Scott L. Carmona College of Business is one of them.

SVSU's General Business program is the most flexible of the business majors and offers a strong foundation in accounting and economic courses. In later years, students advance their academic career by selecting courses from various business disciplines including accounting, finance, management, marketing, supply chain management, international business and professional sales. Life as a General Business major means that students can tailor their academic career to fit their professional interests.

Highlighted Courses

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Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 12% (Much faster than average) projected growth for the employment of paralegals and legal assistants through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $51,740 is the median yearly pay for paralegals and legal assistants in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Most paralegals and legal assistants have at least an associate’s degree or a certificate in paralegal studies. In some cases, employers may hire college graduates with a bachelor’s degree but no legal experience or specialized education and train them on the job.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.