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The Law and Business major offers you the strongest integration of law and business among all Bachelor of Commerce programs in Canada. Gain a solid understanding of the many key legal issues in the corporate world, including contract negotiations, human resources, policy development and property transactions.

Full-Time, Four-Year Program

Revised curriculum begins 2019-2020.

The first two semesters of the program are common for all Business Management Majors.

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
QMS 110 Applied Mathematics for Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

 

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 406 Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business

 

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Business Management students must declare their Major before course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

BUS 221 Business Decision-Making
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
GMS 401 Operations Management
LAW 122 Business Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
LAW 204 Legal Analysis in a Business Context
LAW 534 Government Regulation of Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

† For most Business Management Students, CMN 279 and LAW 122 are timetabled in either in the 3rd or 4th semester. Law and Business students take LAW 122† in 3rd semester or request permission to enrol in the Major on an individual basis if they take it in 4th semester.

REQUIRED:

BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce
LAW 603 Advanced Business Law

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
LAW 533 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Four courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with the LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

Full-Time, Five-Year Co-Op Program

The Law and Business Department offers an optional co-operative program which provides graduates with 16 months of work experience integrated into their academic program.

Students wishing to be considered for this program must apply for admission into the co-op option during the third semester of the program. Admission into the co-op program us based on the following four items:

  1. Recommended CGPA of 3.00 (or higher). Subject to competition, grades above the minimum may be required.
  2. Evidence of superior oral and written communications skills
  3. Interview with the Faculty Advisor
  4. Resume/CV

Students commence work terms upon completion of second year of the Business Management program and the co-op option extends the Law and Business Major to five years from four. The Law and Business Department cannot guarantee work term jobs, but the Business Career Hub and the Department will prospect for employers and make every effort to locate suitable positions, as well as be available to advise students on their search for program-related jobs.

The co-op program enables students to earn prevailing wages for the level of responsibility and contribution of the jobs they perform and thus finance at least part of their university education.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below. Please be advised that this schedule may be subject to revisions.

Revised curriculum begins 2019-2020.

The first two semesters of the program are common for all Business Management Majors.

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
QMS 110 Applied Mathematics for Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

 

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 406 Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business

 

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Business Management students must declare their Major before course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

BUS 221 Business Decision-Making
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
GMS 401 Operations Management
LAW 122 Business Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
LAW 204 Legal Analysis in a Business Context
LAW 534 Government Regulation of Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

† For most Business Management Students, CMN 279 and LAW 122 are timetabled in either in the 3rd or 4th semester. Law and Business students take LAW 122† in 3rd semester or request permission to enrol in the Major on an individual basis if they take it in 4th semester.

5th Semester

REQUIRED:

BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Two courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
One course from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

6th Semester

REQUIRED:

LAW 603 Advanced Business Law

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Two courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: One course from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

* It is strongly recommended that this course be taken in the student's final year.

LAW 68A/B is a two-term course and has a course count of 2.00. 

7th Semester

REQUIRED:

LAW 533 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Two courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with the LAW prefix.

8th Semester 

Revised curriculum begins Fall 2019.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Two courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

The sequencing of academic and work terms is shown below. Please be advised that this schedule may be subject to revisions.

This co-op sequencing is for students admitted Fall 2018 and before. Students admitted Fall 2019 and after please see revised co-op sequencing below.  

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester WKT 131 - Work Term I
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 231 - Work Term II WKT 331 - Work Term III
Year 4 6th Semester 7th Semester WKT 431 - Work Term IV
Year 5 8th Semester -- --

Revised co-op sequencing begins 2019-2020 for students admitted Fall 2019.  

  Fall Winter Spring/Summer
Year 1 1st Semester 2nd Semester --
Year 2 3rd Semester 4th Semester --
Year 3 5th Semester WKT 131 - Work Term I WKT 231 - Work Term II
Year 4 6th Semester 7th Semester WKT 331 - Work Term III
Year 5 WKT 431 - Work Term IV 8th Semester --

Work terms are graded on a pass/fail basis. Each work term is assessed by the Co-op Faculty Advisor on the basis of the student's comprehensive written report and the employer's evaluation of the student's performance on the job.

NOTE: Students are expected to follow the sequence prescribed for their program. Deviation from the sequence requires the submission of a formal request to the Co-op Faculty Advisor and approval from the School. With permission from the School/Department, students may be allowed to graduate with the co-op endorsement with fewer than the prescribed work terms.

Full-Time, Third-Year Direct Entry Program

Direct Entry students will normally be admitted into 5th semester (3rd Year) of this program. Students should refer to their Offer of Admission for details.

REQUIRED:

BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce
LAW 603 Advanced Business Law

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
LAW 533 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Four courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with the LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

Part-Time, First-Year Entry Program

Revised curriculum begins 2019-2020.

The first two semesters of the program are common for all Business Management Majors.

1st Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 100 Introductory Financial Accounting
ECN 104 Introductory Microeconomics
ITM 102 Business Information Systems I
QMS 110 Applied Mathematics for Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

 

2nd Semester

REQUIRED:

ACC 406 Introductory Management Accounting
ECN 204 Introductory Macroeconomics
GMS 200 Introduction to Global Management
MHR 523 Human Resources Management
MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
QMS 210 Applied Statistics for Business

 

Note: Students planning to enter the Marketing Management Major must obtain a grade of at least 2.67 (B-) in MKT 100.

Business Management students must declare their Major before course intentions in March of their first year. How to Change your Plan / Major.

3rd Semester

REQUIRED:

BUS 221 Business Decision-Making
FIN 300 Managerial Finance I
GMS 401 Operations Management
LAW 122 Business Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

4th Semester

REQUIRED:

CMN 279 Introduction to Professional Communication
FIN 401 Managerial Finance II
LAW 204 Legal Analysis in a Business Context
LAW 534 Government Regulation of Business

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

† For most Business Management Students, CMN 279 and LAW 122 are timetabled in either in the 3rd or 4th semester. Law and Business students take LAW 122† in 3rd semester or request permission to enrol in the Major on an individual basis if they take it in 4th semester.

REQUIRED:

BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce
LAW 603 Advanced Business Law

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
LAW 533 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Four courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with the LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

Part-Time, Third-Year Direct Entry Program

Direct Entry students will normally be admitted into 5th semester (3rd Year) of this program. Students should refer to their Offer of Admission for details.

REQUIRED:

BUS 223 Ethics in Commerce
LAW 603 Advanced Business Law

REQUIRED GROUP 1: Four courses from the following:

CRM 200 Criminal Law
LAW 321 The Law of Hospitality and Tourism
LAW 326 Law for Health Managers
LAW 401 Information Access and Privacy Protection
LAW 402 Health Information Access and Privacy
LAW 525 The Law of the Marketplace
LAW 529 Employment and Labour Law
LAW 601 Intellectual Property Law
LAW 602 White Collar and Cyber Crime
LAW 606 Advanced Issues in Labour and Employment Law
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
PHL 612 Philosophy of Law

LIBERAL STUDIES:
Two courses from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED: Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.

REQUIRED:

BUS 800 Strategic Management
LAW 533 Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law
LAW 722 Law and Canadian Business

REQUIRED GROUP 2: Four courses from the following:

LAW 535 Environmental Law and Business
LAW 604 Legal Foundations of Corporate Governance
LAW 605 Securities Law
LAW 607 Selected Topics in Law and Policy
LAW 68A/B* Ryerson Law and Business Clinic
LAW 703 Real Estate Law
LAW 723 Issues in Information Technology Law
LAW 724 Legal Aspects of International Business
LAW 725 Visiting Professor Law Seminar

LIBERAL STUDIES:
One course from Table B - Upper Level Liberal Studies.

PROFESSIONALLY-RELATED:
Two courses from Table I.
Course selection must not include any courses with the LAW prefix.

*LAW 68A/B is a two-term course, has a GPA weight of 2.00 and a course count of 2.00.