Individually Tailored Educational Program

A hallmark of our MJ program is its breadth and our commitment to provide each student with a curriculum that best fits their professional and academic needs — with an eye to the future. In addition to the concentration tracks, there are many areas in which students may work with their advisors to create an individualized portfolio to satisfy their master's degree.

Sample Curriculum Options

The following are three examples of a customized program, but there are a number of other curricular combinations.

Profile A

Professional Goal

To serve the needs of a new enterprise and learn how to help it grow, diversify and succeed.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Relevant Courses: 28 credits

  • Advising Privately Owned Businesses
  • Basic Income Tax
  • Business and Financial Literacy
  • Business Organizations
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Law and Entrepreneurship
  • Property Dispositions and Transactions
  • Secured Transactions
  • Taxation of Partners and Partnerships

Profile B

Professional Goal

To understand the legal underpinnings of fundraising and development, financial management, estate planning and charitable giving.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Relevant Courses: 28 credits

  • Business and Financial Literacy
  • Business Organizations
  • Drafting Business Documents
  • Estate Planning
  • Law of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies

Profile C

Professional Goal

To get promoted to a higher position in an office in Japan or China and learn about corporate social responsibility programming.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Relevant Courses: 28 credits

  • Advanced Research and Writing Seminar
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Business Organizations
  • Chinese Law
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Finance Law
  • International Foreign Law Research
  • International Trade Law
  • Japanese Law
  • Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies
  • Sales