Wake Forest University’s online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program adds business law and compliance track

Professor Ellen Murphy teaches student online through video chat and webex

Wake Forest University’s fully online Master of Studies in Law (MSL) is introducing a new Business Law and Compliance track to its master’s degree and graduate certificate program designed for professionals in highly regulated industries as well as business owners and managers. Applications currently being accepted for January 2018.

 “The importance of compliance in today’s workplace, whatever your business, can not be discounted,” says Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies Ellen Murphy, director of the MSL program. “Today’s employers place a great deal of value on a different type of employee, one who understands how to manage legal issues, reduce risks and ensure the business is in compliance, regardless of the applicable rules. Our new Business Law and Compliance track is designed for all working professionals facing regulatory uncertainty.”

The Business Law and Compliance track is the newest of the MSL program’s three tracks, which also feature health care law and policy and human resources. All three tracks are uniquely tailored in both form and substance for working professionals. The custom-designed courses — including new offerings in cybersecurity, international compliance, securities regulation and vendor contract management — are relevant to today’s legal challenges and focus on current issues, Murphy says.

The Business Law and Compliance courses are also featured in the online MSL program’s four new MSL Graduate Certificates: Workplace Legal Fundamentals, Business Law and Compliance, Health Law and Policy and Human Resources.

The MSL Graduate Certificates, which require 12 credit hours, are unique among other certificate programs because they provide transferable, academic credit for all coursework. Additionally, courses completed toward an MSL Graduate Certificate may apply toward the MSL Master’s Degree requirements.

The asynchronous programs, taught by Wake Forest School of Law full-time faculty in collaboration with industry experts, allow students the flexibility to work on weekly assignments at their convenience. The MSL Master’s Degree may be completed in two years to four years, while an MSL Graduate Certificate may be completed in as few as two semesters.

The MSL program embraces the values of Wake Forest University, which is globally recognized for its culture of student-faculty engagement and personalized student experience.

Application deadlines to begin classes in January 2018 are:

  • Nov. 14, 2017 – $300 off seat deposit ($200 due upon enrollment)

  • Dec. 4, 2017 – Final enrollment deadline

Apply at msl.law.wfu.edu/apply/