A Unique Degree
The degree, unique to the University of North Carolina system, and the only one of its kind east of the Mississippi, provides majors with a solid background in business, as well as the pre-law foundation for continued study in law school. The combination of business and law emphasizes critical and analytical thinking, legal research and writing, and presentation skills.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree Program

Catalog Listing for Minor in Business Law

Catalog Listing for Minor in Business Administration

First-Year - Undergraduate


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Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Business Administration and Law Program

Western’s Business Administration and Law Program offers you a quality education in the area of business administration and law, business policy, and strategy through synergistic teaching, research, and service.

The Business Administration and Law Degree
The B.S.B.A in Business Administration and Law degree will allow you to develop a comprehensive background in business theory, application, and practice through academic rigor and application of practical relevance.

You will receive a thorough background in the interrelationship of business and law, legal theory, legal research, and the application of law in everyday business transactions and management.

Business administration and law majors receive the best of both worlds. This degree opens doors to interesting and promising careers, and provides you with an excellent foundation for further study at the graduate or professional level.

Online Programs
The B.S.B.A degree with a major in Business Administration and Law is also offered as a distance program allowing students to take all of the required courses 100% online.  This degree completion program is designed to serve students who wish to finish their undergraduate degree but who are unable to attend courses on campus.  Students typically enter the program following completion of a 2-year degree at a community college or with an equivalent number of credits.

Minor Offerings
If you’re a interested in business administration and law, but planning on a different major, consider a complementary minor in business law or a minor in business administration. Both residential and distance students have the opportunity to add the minor in business law to their major course of study.

Interested in becoming a trained campus or community mediator? Check out the Interdisciplinary Minor in Conflict Resolution and Cross-Cultural Communication.

Special Opportunities
Business and law majors may take advantage of the Business and Law Society, which promotes interest in the fields of business and law and provides opportunities for campus and community service. 

The Campus Mediation Society, which is open to all students, encourages the use of mediation to resolve disputes and provides opportunities for community and student service.

Learn More
To learn more about the program, its degree offerings, and career opportunities, please contact us.


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